Friday, January 6, 2012

And it's done!

This is such an exciting finish for me and technically it's not even done!  I've finally put the last stitch in my Winter Wonderland quilt top.  Last I left it, I needed to make 34 HST units.  I cut all of the fabrics I needed, but before sewing them I decided I needed to organize the remaining fabrics first.

Leftover fabrics from Winter Wonderland
Don't they look so pretty bundled together?  I probably have enough to make another small quilt with them and I have just the one in mind.  After cleaning my mess up, I got down to the business of making those HST's.  I used triangle paper to make the 3" finished units and they went together lickity split!

Sewing the HST's
It was only after I starting cutting them apart that I realized I had made twice as many as I needed.  Duh!  But as you'll see later, I managed to find a use for a lot of them.  Here are all 64 blocks...

Final blocks needed for this quilt
Now I could start assembling the borders.  There are 34 blocks in the borders as well as the HST's.  I'm so glad I labeled each block as I made it with it's placement.  Otherwise, it would have taken me forever to figure out where they went.

Assembling the borders
Everything fit together so well with this one.  That isn't always the case.  It didn't take too long to finish assembling it.  This quilt is 64" x 71".  Looking back through my previous posts, I think I started working on it in early September 2010.  So has definitely taken a while, but I think it was totally worth all the time and effort!

Winter Wonderland Quilt Top
One of my goals is to get it quilted before another year passes.  I have no idea how to quilt it yet, but am open to suggestions?

Closeup of the stitching
As for some of the leftover HST's, I was able to use them in the label.  I also had an extra embroidered block that I put in the middle...

Label for Winter Wonderland
The label finishes at 15" square, so it's a large one.  Once I have the quilt quilted, I'll add all the information to the block.  I've already made the binding for this quilt as well, so all I need to do is find a backing fabric.

Sam kept me company while I finished this one up.  She's probably my best sewing companion as she's content to take a nap while I work.  Doesn't she perfectly match the quilt she's lying on?

I love her many poses...

Until later...

Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. 
Proverbs 3:6 (NLT)


  1. Congratulations! What a wonderful finish. I'm going to put that pattern on my list to shop for this year~ I just love that quilt! :-)

  2. It is beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it! Sam looks very nice on that quilt!