Friday, February 24, 2012

Elf Hats (take 2)

elf hats 1

[edited to add:  link to tutorial that shows how I made this quilt!]

Pardon me while I do a little quilt-journaling.  I recently borrowed this quilt back from my sister for an afternoon so I could get some better photos of it.  Plus, I had been missing it. 

I wasn’t ever really happy with the original photos I took of the quilt, so I was happy to have the chance to get a few more!

I made this quilt back in November/December of 2009.  It was a birthday gift for my sister and (I’m sad to say) one of the only quilts I’ve ever labeled.

elf hats label

One of my favorite parts of this quilt was the backing.  I don’t often use a print for the entire backing on a quilt.  I had to this time.  This snowman print was just too adorable.  I’m thinking that it is from Riley Blake.  Does anyone remember for sure? 

elf hats 2

elf hats 3

I love the colors.  After working on this quilt, I decided to switch our Christmastime colors from maroon and gold to this bright and fun color combo.

elf hats 4

I loved creating each of the elf hats – particularly the unique ones.  I talk more about those in this post.

elf hats 5

And finally… a green striped binding.  A lovely, and perfect finish to a Christmas quilt!

elf hats binding


  1. I am sure she didn't want to let it go (even with the promise of a return). Very fun quilt. What ruler did you use if any?

  2. I'm glad you showed this again as I didn't see it the first time. It's absolutely adorable!!!!

  3. So cute and Christmassy. I need to get my hands on some prints =D

  4. Carla - I used a simple version of paper piecing to create each hat block. I just added a link to the tutorial back at the beginning of the post!

  5. cute indeed - we love having it here as part of our Christmas traditions! Thanks again :)


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