Last Summer I bought a stack of these Alpine Wonderland (Riley Blake) Christmas fabrics (I think they were 1/2 yard cuts) and soon after came up with a great idea for using them. I fussy cut some blocks and then the whole stack of fabrics had to be shelved for a while. By the time I pulled them out again I had changed my mind about the quilt. By this time it was December and I mostly just wanted to get my Christmas quilt finished by Christmas. I know you know how it is.
I still wanted to use the fussy cut squares so this is what I ended up with:
This block is called the friendship star and it’s a fast one to put together. I made two sizes of star using the three fabrics and then arranged them on the design wall. I then figured out how to sash them in white to keep their placement.
The rest of the fussy cut squares went in to the border.
I had fun with the backing. My goal was to use up every last bit of the Alpine Wonderland fabric on the back – success!
I actually finished this quilt some time between Christmas and New Years but never blogged about it.
Now here are a couple of confessions for you. #1: This is a Christmas quilt, but I still have it hanging in my living room. And it’s May. I just love the colors. Confession #2: Here is a pic of the quilt all nicely folded on the quilt ladder…
…and here is what the original photo looks like. I make a big mess of my living room when I take photos of quilts. Everything gets rearranged. Photos come off the wall. Furniture pushed to the side. Sometimes I even sweep.
Now you know. Keepin’ it real people.
Linking up to Finish It Up Friday with Crazy Mom Quilts