Friday, November 23, 2018

Winter Flurries: a finished quilt top

Here in the United States, the Thanksgiving holiday has come and gone. In the Kelvington household, we cooked our turkey, enjoyed time spent with family, shopped a little, and started a tiny bit of Christmas decorating. I also managed to finish up this cute quilt top from the “Winter Flurries” mystery sew along with Fort Worth Fabric Studio.



This was such a fun project! I’ve never participated in a mystery sew along before, and it was intriguing to make a few blocks each week, all the while wondering what the final product would look like!


In week one we did all the cutting for the quilt and also made one Economy block.


In week two we sewed the Granny Square blocks.





And just like that, we were ready to assemble the parts and finish our Winter Flurries Quilt top! While this quilt will make a great table topper or wall hanging, part of me wonders if I should make it into a tree skirt. Wouldn’t it be darling at the base of a country Christmas tree? I'm just not sure I'm brave enough to do it! Slicing into those pretty blocks . . . what a thought!



I deviated just a bit from the assembly instructions. Instead of a neutral border, I added a green inner border followed by a wide charcoal gingham border. All of my fabrics are from various Fig Tree & Company collections, except the gingham. That print is from the Farmer’s Daughter collection by Lella Boutique for Moda.


Remember, the pattern downloads for this project are free and available on the FWFS website. You could begin this project at any time and work at your own pace. While I think the FWFS fabric kits may have sold out, they have an amazing collection of Christmas and winter fabrics for you to choose from for your project!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. I hope all of my American quilting friends had a very Happy Thanksgiving, and that all of you, all over the world, are getting carried away quilting!

~Taunja



7 comments:

  1. Taunja, now I have another project!! :) But it's so cute. I love the way yours turned out.
    Thanks for posting!
    Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue! It's a quick and easy one! Happy holidays!

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  2. Yours turned out wonderful.
    I love it!!

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    1. Thanks Rosemary! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. I love the different borders. Very cute. Mine is not sewn together yet so maybe I can do the tree skirt thing. That would be cute but out of my realm in reality. I like yours very much.

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    1. Hi Marsha! I really don't know if I will have the nerve to cut into it like that to make the tree skirt, but I think it would be so cute. Maybe if the center didn't have such a nice economy block I'd be able to do it! ;)

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  4. I love your quilt. The fabrics are some of my favorites. I think it would be perfect as a table topper. Thanks for sharing about the pattern.

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