Tuesday, 18 August 2015

My Finished Christmas Quilt

Finally! Victory is mine! Not another Christmas shall pass that we do not have this warm cozy quilt to cuddle up under! I am so pleased. And just to entertain myself I have looked through my ancient blog posts and here is the first post on this blog about this fabric. September 11, 2012! And in that post it says I bought the fabric a year before! So that means I have been planning this quilt for four years!

"Penny Candy" Christmas Quilt. Pieced and quilted by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts. Pattern by Kathy Brown from her book "Strip-Smart Quilts". Fabric is "Holiday Happy" by Monica Solorio-Snow of the Happy Zombie for Lecien fabrics.

I have the Finish Along to thank for spurring me on (and cheering me on!) to get it finished. It's been on my list all year including my Q3 goals list (#2).

One more photo just to be sure it's real.

This was one of the bigger quilts I've sewn and the idea of quilting it was daunting so it sat for a few months. Then one day, inspiration struck and I had it quilted in two days.

Another shot of the quilting. I quilted this on my Juki TL98E.
This year I finally figured out what I was doing wrong with my Juki and it's been working like a charm ever since. The problem was I kept putting the bobbin in running clockwise when it has to run counter clockwise. Such a simple thing but it drove me crazy for months! Soooo happy I finally figured it out! :) It was the answer to a prayer let me tell you.

Here is the cozy flannel back. I bought this blue polka dotted fabric from the "Quilter's Quarters" quilt shop in Edson on the way to Jasper for our annual May trip to the mountains. It's so soft! 
The batting is bamboo. This quilt is going to be so warm and cozy at Christmas time this year. :) Now, I hope I can get some matching throw pillows and a tree skirt done too! Hooray for a nice day for taking quilt photos and hooray for a finished Christmas quilt. :)

Thank you for coming by my blog to see it. Linking up with the Linkys: "Sew Cute Tuesday", "Fabric Tuesday" and "Let's Bee Social".
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  1. Congratulations Anita! This is super sweet and the quilting is beautiful! Really pretty fabrics and a lovely design. You will be smiling under this quilt while looking at those Christmas lights this year.

  2. Looks great, congrats on your finish - very rewarding after a while on the go.

  3. Congratulations on your finish. It must feel really good to get it done after all this time. It's a great quilt. I know you say it's a Christmas quilt but it would look good all year round

  4. I have a pfaff and a janome, and the bobbins go in in opposite directions.. can I remember which is which??? No!! I really adore this quilt. Congrats!! Happy Zombie's fabrics always make me smile :)

  5. Penny Candy is such a sweet Christmas quilt Anita! Good things come to those who wait, LOL.

  6. Congratulations on the finish!

  7. It's so satisfying to get a seasonal project done ahead of time! I find the quilting daunting too, so I can relate. Nice job on the quilting.

  8. I love the soft holiday colours in this quilt and the pattern is one of my favourites! I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.


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