Friday, January 23, 2015

Cozy Christmas Quilt


Several months ago, I got the bug to want to make a Christmas quilt. I know, I don't *need* another quilt - but I love making them and my little family adores snuggling with quilts. I've frequently said if there is one thing this family knows how to do it is: cozy.

Anyway, this idea also came at a time that I was trying not to spend anything extra - so I spent lots of time window shopping and had a cute style board all picked out and just was sort of waiting for a coupon code to push me over but one never came. So, I shelved the idea for a few months.

Then, Black Friday came and fabrics were on sale, I shopped again and several of my initial picks were sold out or not available but the fabric was on a goooood sale and still cute options. I revamped my picks and put everything in my cart and then thought about how I didn't really need to spend that money. So, I ignored my cart and that was that.

Until. Yes, the next day - they extended the sale another day - I decided to run it by David and with is go-for-it, I did! The fabric came while we were in Colorado, so when we got home I washed it and there is has been looking at me all pretty and enticing!

I knew I wanted this quilt done before next Christmas and if I even put the fabric away it would probably not happen - so a recent Slow Day afternoon - this came out and voila, a new quilt was born. I stayed up late and finished it all in one afternoon/evening and even though I didn't have an exact vision - I absolutely love how it turned out!!! It is equal parts funky, vintage, festive, whimsical, cozy, and makes me smile!

Fabric from Fabric.com. JOY pillow - Target clearance 2013.






I sorta have a feeling we won't be packing this away anytime soon :)

16 comments:

Mom said...

a very happy quilt! :)

The Disney Chef said...

That looks spectacular. I wish I had that kind of talent. :)

Shelby said...

Love all of your quilts and wish I could sew. I might have to find the time to learn. Love the colors, fun:)

angie said...

If ever you run into the conundrum of too many quilts in your home (haha), I know of a home that is accepting donations. The address is 13 Gen...just kidding!
I love its vibe and spunkiness, and I can't believe that you finished it in one day!
FYI, Soulemama has a post on a gray cowl today. It's not a shawl, but very cozy looking.

Leanne said...

adorable!!!! I received a BEAUTIFUL handmade quilt for Christmas from one of my closest friends :-) it makes my heart happy every time I look at it!!! you are amazing!

Sherry said...

Very fun and whimsical quilt! Do you have a basic pattern or instructions you build from when you make these? I am hoping to do something similar to what you did for your daughter's 10th birthday for my daughter's upcoming 10th--because it's so her! (and me!) I would love to know a simple "go-to" resource for completing a quilt quickly. Thank you for sharing (and opening comments). Blessings!

*carrie* said...

That turned out so cute! Glad you're all enjoying it.

Ginger said...

Beautiful u l. I love the chevron designs in it. It's eclectic.

Anonymous said...

so, SO CUTE!!! I love it.

Lisa said...

Love your quilt!

thehomespunheart said...

Awww, thanks for all the quilt love friends! I'll probably write a post soon about simple fast quilts!

Elise said...

LOVE it! I am in love with that dark green polka dot!

Elise said...

Yes to the post about simple, fast quilts! I've been wanting to make one forever! I'm scared! Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Monica. I've never completed a quilt in my entire life. You put me to shame!!
Blessings. Love you, Grandma

Charlotte Cushman said...

Love the quilt Monica... and the lovely pictures of everyone in the previous post. char

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! tammy