Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Quilts - Part 8

The Christmas quilt wedding present got completed for yesterday and my friends came over for brunch and just loved it. I was sewing on the label first thing in the morning so pretty much done in the nick of time. Here is a picture of the finished quilt and I'm very pleased with it.

What was even more amazing was the back. This was not planned in terms of how the quilting would look like on the back but when I was finished quilting the doves and looked at the back I was so pleased to see that the doves were lined up so nicely between the two rows of pine cones.

Here is a closer view of the doves on the back.

I got a couple of better shots of the snow flake quilting.

In the four patch blocks I quilted bells in the red blocks and doves in the cream coloured blocks and here are some close ups.

I also got a better shot of the trapunto cardinals. Still the dimensional effect is hard to capture with my camera.

Well now to go and work on the second Christmas quilt which unfortunately won't be finished in time for Christmas so it will be shipped between Christmas and New Years but I'm sure my friends will love it despite it being late.

If I don't get a chance to write another entry before Christmas may everyone have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Needled Mom said...

Beautiful! I love how the doves line up so perfectly!

Elizabeth said...

Those doves look amazing. For something unintentional it looks like loads of time went into making it look just so.

As always your quilting is beautiful!

Bev C said...

Vicki, I just love the end result. It really is wonderful. The recipients must be over the moon with it. Best wishes for the festive season and if you are travelling stay safe. Happy days.

hetty said...

I love how this turned out! The doves are wonderful. Great how they lined up so nicely on the back. They're just perfect. Hope you get the other quilt done. I am still working on all kinds of things that should be done before Christmas, but probably won't get done until.... well, it's anyones guess. Happy Holidays!

Exuberant Color said...

It came out great. You could have planned for the doves to come out that way and they might not have. Happy accidents are wonderful!