Friday, December 2, 2011

The Not-So-Traditional Christmas Quilt

Last year I found this delightful fabric at Joanns. I bought about four yards of it (on sale, of course) simply because I enjoyed the design. I love the addition of unconventional lime green and light blue to the expected red and green Christmas colors!

What to do with such a happy fabric? Well, I have always wanted to make a zigzag quilt, and AmandaJean (of crazymomquilts) did a great no-triangle tutorial over at BeeSquare Fabrics.

I pulled each of the colors from the focus fabric and made this!

I can't tell you how much I love this quilt! It is so Christmasy and not so Christmasy! It is one quilt that will hold us over through the whole winter.

To see more great Christmas quilt ideas, go check out SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show!


I have also linked up with Susan for my regular Little Green Quilters UFO update...

32 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just a wonderful snuggly quilt for the winter season - love that fabric line.

Carrie P. said...

Great entry. One day I would like to make a zig zag quilt.

Wilma NC said...

I love the new colors of Christmas better than the traditional. Especially the green.

Barbara Anne said...

Love the fabric, the colors, and - especially - the jazzy quilt! Well done!!

Thanks for the link to the Christmas quilt show, too.

Cheers!

Joanna said...

Looks great.

Nanbon44 said...

great job on the quilt

Lesley said...

Such a cute quilt and so fresh with the perky fabrics! Great job!

Needled Mom said...

I've always loved a zig zag quilt. Lovely!

Sue Daurio said...

I love a quilt with just enough Christmas to get you in the mood, but not so much that you have to pack it away once the holiday is over. That's a great quilt!

Mrs.Pickles said...

very nice

Christine M said...

Lovely quilt. That is such a nice pattern. I must add that one to my to do list!

Snoodles said...

What unusual fabric! Love that pattern!

MooseStash Quilting said...

That is such a fun quilt. I love the fabric, and what you have done with it!

Karen said...

I do agree that it is great to see fabrics a little different to the normal traditional colours. The zig zag quilt looks great.

nima said...

wow...gorgeous quilt

LynCC said...

Fun!!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Absolutely ADORABLE!! I love the pattern and the fabrics. Thanks for sharing this great quilt with us.

Judi said...

Love the zig zags :)

Sandy said...

What a great use for that print! Thanks for sharing!=)

*Stitches* said...

love the zigzag quilt! Just great!

Pattilou said...

Oooh, I love those colors too. No wonder you love snuggling under it!

Rachel said...

That is great fabric - and a gorgeous quilt!

Laurel said...

i think this is great! i think it's fun to have subtle christmas-ness around too!

Jen said...

Wow! Very cheery and pretty!

Rachel said...

Great job!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Michele Hester said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing!

Janet said...

Wonderful Christmas quilt in a modern style!

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Great use of colors, and especially nice to find the fabrics on sale!

Kelli said...

I love a good zigzag quilt. :) My first quilt was a zigzag. And I love love love your feature fabric! Great find. :)

Michele said...

This is such a fun quilt! I just love fabrics with words and I guess you do too!

KOcanQuilt said...

I am not sure if you mean to hide the comments in white but wanted to let you know I couldn't read them. I love this quilt. I would never think of a zig zag Christmas Quilt! Fun colors, too.

DH Stitches said...

I love that fabric too! Buying four yards was a great decision. Awesome non-traditional Christmas quilt, congratulations!