Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Christmas finish

Things have been crazy around here!

Right now we're in the middle of Christmas preparations, final exams, and school soccer season too.

I'm happy I was able to squeeze in a little time to get the binding on my Christmas Lincoln quilt.

The binding fabric I chose was a stripe of course.

I'm really into striped bindings now and I especially like them on Christmas quilts I noticed.

When I was decorating the house for the holidays I noticed that most of my Christmas quilts have striped bindings.

You like what you like, I guess! 

The backing is this great Letter to Santa fabric that I found over the summer.

I just love the text and the envelopes!

When I did the quilting, I took extra care to be sure that the quilting didn't take away from the backing fabric.

I like it that much!

In fact, even though I usually sew a label on the back of each quilt, on this one I plan on taking a thin red felt tip pen and printing my name somewhere on the backing, trying to make my writing similar to the text. 

I'm pleased with how this turned out and I hope you are able to get some sewing time in too.

Everyone is so busy during this time of year!

Enjoy the holiday season!


Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt! I love striped bindings, too

Sinta Renee said...

Love your Lincoln quilt and the backing is just perfect!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty in those happy Christmas fabrics and the backing is charming too. Love it

Izzy said...

I love it Michele! The backing really is gorgeous. Beautiful little Christmas quilt.

Darlene said...

Oh, Michelle, I love it. The backing and binding fabrics are fabulous

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It's a beauty! I really need to jump on the Schnibbles bandwagon.

Gretchen said...

Adorable! Great backing fabric and I love the striped binding.

Michelle said...

LOVE IT! I can't wait to make the Lincoln quilt.

Joyful Quilter said...

I love your label idea - it will be perfect with the back (which is very cute fabric). And isn't nice getting a Christmas quilt finished BEFORE Christmas ;o)

Candace said...

If Lincoln only knew his popularity extends to such a fun Christmas quilt, Michele! You're so right about the striped binding. I've never seen that fabulous backing, either - I'll be on the lookout for some for sure! Glad you're enjoying the holidays!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

This is an amazing quilt! I love the design and the fabrics you used, but especially the backing. It is just perfect!