Welcome to day four of Christmas Week here at Quilt Kisses. Today I am sharing the Christmas Race quilt I made with the scraps and leftovers of the Patrick Lose Christmas fabric.
I cut out four inch strips from the odd shaped leftovers and put them on my design wall.
It looked a little boring so I added a couple pinwheels.
I couldn't believe the difference in overall cuteness with just a couple. I trimmed all of the HST scraps from the Swoon quilt for a total of eighteen pinwheels.
I added two more fabrics (a dark green pine cone and an ornament fabric) and pieced it all together. While I call it a race quilt, I actually sewed each row individually so that I could plan where everything went. Then I loaded it on the Bernina Q24 with a minky backing and Hobbs 80/20 batting.
I quilted it simply with big loops in alternating directions with white thread. It went very quickly.
The loops look so cute on the red minky backing. It is a bright cherry red that is so soft it is silky.
I added a dark red binding and it was finished before I knew it.
It quickly found its home in the piano room by the matching tree skirt.
I love how the piano room turned out with the new additions (even a new picture of the temple where my husband and I were married).
However, if you think it stays in here you don't know my boys. This quilt is already loved and drug around the house for cuddles. It was so much fun making it that I wish I could just sit and sew up the rest of my Christmas scraps. But I have other projects with deadlines to finish first. At least I can share a table runner I made with scraps from earlier Northcott Christmas fabrics tomorrow.
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