Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I finished my Christmas Quilt!!!
Before Christmas!!!
Are there special prizes for that kind of thing??
I did hear there's a Christmas quilt show and tell...
Maybe I'll link up over there. ;)

I even quilted it!!
Double prizes???
No?? oh well.
Black swirls in the trees with a star on top.

Loop-dee-loops all over the rest of it.
Love those loops!!
Easy pattern. No marking. ;)

Here's the back.
There are lots of memories here!!!
Fabric from "quilt mom" Gerda.
Fabric from my friend's neighbor who used to have
our girls come over to her craft room and "play".
The girls spent many happy hours there Creating!!!
She was the real life DREAM neighbor....
She made raggedy Ann dolls for donations
to hospitals and such.
Can you guess the fabric that came from her???
YEP! all that red and white!!!
And then the scrap pieces from my project
last year!!
I could call this a memory quilt! :)

I learned recently how to put binding on
so that no one knows the end from the beginning!!

Here's how I did it.

Sew binding on leaving Two very long tails.

Lay binding down.
Fold one of those tails of bining right up against
the raw edge of the other tail.

Make sure your quilt is nice and flat along that edge.

Since my binding was cut to 2 1/2" wide
I measured 2 1/2" away from the fold.
Can you see my chalk line on the right??

Cut the tail off leaving your 2 1/2" fold there.
IF your binding is a different width you'll have to
measure to THAT width instead!!

Now lift up those two tails.
Put right sides together at a right angle.
Draw a diagonal line and pin.

This is why we left those tails long....
We don't want that quilt to get in our way!

Sew along that line and trim.

Your binding should now fit
Let me know how you do!!!

Thank you to those who are joining me
in our blog neighborhood quilt block giveaway!!!
I'm excited to see what comes of it!
Aren't you???


  1. Lovely quilt. Thank you for your biding tutorial. It's great.

  2. Great Christmas quilt Beth. You should submit it to the SewCalGal quilt show going on right now.

  3. Lovely quilt, and thank you for the tutorial!

  4. I really like how your Christmas quilt came out. I join my binding that way also and it comes out perfect every time.

  5. Love this Christmas Quilt! You're way ahead of me! :D

  6. It's a wonderful memory quilt. It's very pretty.

  7. I would love to make a block. I've never tried making a house block before. But I think it's completely accomplishable. Please email, but please spare me the second morgage bill.
    I know of a local quilt group in my area that did something similar and donated the quilts for a habitat for humanity auction.

  8. Very cute! The quilting looks great and congratulations getting it done before Christmas....I know I rarely accomplish that feat!

  9. Beth, what a great Christmas Quilt. I have loved to read your posts on the progress of this quilt. I want one!!! Great job and before Christmas no less!! Woo Hoo!

  10. Your tree quilt is wonderful, thank you for sharing and for the tip

  11. Pretty quilt. Thanks for the binding tutorial.

  12. Hi Beth.
    This is such a fun quilt with all those scrappy trees. It looks great.

  13. Thanks for the binding tutorial - I could have used it last weekend! Hopefully I'll remember it until the next time I reach the binding stage! And your Christmas quilt is great!

  14. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for the binding tutorial! I will reference this for a Christmas present quilt I am working on right now. Congratulations on finishing your Christmas quilt!

  15. Hi!
    Greetings from Venezuela! It's first time I visit your blog, and I just love it! Many thanks for the tutorial.
    I'll be in touch.

  16. Congrats on your finish & before Christmas. It's really cute. Nice tutorial on binding to!

  17. Congratulations! Your quilting looks great.

  18. I love the trees, but the stories behind the fabric on the back are priceless! What great memories!

  19. I love this, and all those memories that you have when you look at it.

  20. What a good story!! Love how you showed how to do the binding too!!! Great job!

  21. Love your quilt! Great way to add color to your trees!

  22. Beautiful quilt. I hope you are having fun visiting all the quilts in the Christmas Quilt Show. I'm so very happy you entered your beautiful quilt in this show.


  23. Delizioso, molto natalizio!
    Ciao Domenica

  24. Lovely Christmas quilt! And that's how I used to do my bindings until I forgot how (yeah, really LONG time between finishes!) so thanks for the reminder.

  25. Love the quilt and pretty colors.


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