Christmas Color Stack Quilt
My frantic efforts to finish up Christmas quilts continue. I haven’t quite reached my goal of a month with a festive Christmas quilt at the foot of each bed, but I’m really hoping to finish them this year so I can enjoy them next year. I keep saying this is my gift to my 2020 self. I made my Christmas Color Stack quilt top last year, and now it’s a finished quilt!
I still love the colors in this one. It’s a mash-up of all the reds, greens, pinks and plenty of blues with a few oranges thrown in for good measure. Definitely not my most traditional Christmas quilt, but lots of fun.
I decided to be brave with my quilting, and with thread color. The bright red thread blends well in some spots and sticks out in others. I quilted long feathers in each row, going opposite directions from one row to the next. It felt a little tedious when I was quilting it, but the more I look at it now, the more I like it.
In the skinny rows I did a smaller pattern and it worked well.
Overall the texture is great and we will enjoy this quilt for many years, I hope!
I used the same Alexander Henry nutcracker print on the back that I used in the inserted strips on the front. This print was the original inspiration behind putting ALL the colors in the quilt top. I made a scrappy binding for this one. It is finished by machine to save me time in an already crazy week.