Saturday, November 23, 2019

Sweetly Scalloped for Christmas


Hello quilting friends! I have another Christmas quilt to share with you today. This one is for my mom, and it’s based on my Sweetly Scalloped pattern. If I weren’t concerned about landing on the naughty list, I’d be tempted to keep it for myself. I love how it turned out, but more importantly, I know my mom will love it too.


Mom recently moved into a pretty apartment for the winter months, where she’ll have access to fun activities and lots of friendly people. We had a great time selecting new furniture for her winter villa, as we are calling it. In her bedroom, she selected a white-washed headboard and coordinating rustic furniture with distressed barn red paint. I can’t wait to see this quilt on her new bed!


When I began planning mom’s quilt in the fall, I knew I wanted to use some beautiful burgundy and taupe fabrics from my stash, but I was hemming and hawing over which quilt pattern to sew. Then one night inspiration struck.  I decided to use my Sweetly Scalloped pattern so that I could feature one of my favorite Sweetwater prints for the focal fabric: the vanilla text print from their Overnight Delivery collection. It is so festive . . . peace, joy, hope and love . . . what wonderful daily reminders!


My Sweetly Scalloped pattern calls for a jelly roll, but you can easily make due with 2 1/2” strips (WOF) from your stash, which is what I did. I used Moda prints from Kate & Birdie (Return to Winter’s Lane), Sweetwater (Overnight Delivery and Sweet Tea), Janet Clare (Wintertide), and Lella Boutique (Farmer’s Daughter). Don’t they blend nicely together? You may recall I used many of these prints in the Lakeside Star quilt I made for our niece and her new husband.


I had two yards of the Sweetwater text print on hand. Because of the way the text runs on the bolt (parallel to the selvage rather than perpendicular to the selvage), I had to cut my focal fabric lengthwise, not by WOF. So essentially I cut a strip 6 1/2” x 2 yards. Then I trimmed that strip to 40 1/2” wide, as my pattern calls for. From the remaining yardage, I cut another lengthwise strip (6 1/2” x 2 yards) to use across the back of the quilt. Isn’t this a nice surprise?


That wonderful backing fabric is the vanilla/red Buffalo Plaid from Sweetwater’s Overnight Delivery collection. I still have some of that fabric left over, as well as some of the vanilla text print.  Maybe I should stitch up some holiday pillows!


The beautiful quilting you see was done Jennifer of Farmfresh Stitches. We chose a lovely motif which features snowflakes and swirls. I so enjoy working with Jennifer. She truly puts her heart and soul into every project, and her caring is felt by her customers.  Thanks, Jennifer!



This is my fourth Sweetly Scalloped quilt. It is so versatile. Sweetly Scalloped finishes at 59 1/2" x 70 1/2" and is a terrific pattern for showing off a favorite fabric. Here are the others that I’ve made:







My Sweetly Scalloped pattern is available in both PDF and print format on my Etsy shop. I hope you’ll consider adding it to your pattern library so you are ready the next time you come across a fabulous focal fabric!

Thanks for stopping by the blog today.  Happy Thanksgiving to all my quilting friends celebrating that holiday!

~Taunja





7 comments:

  1. SO sweet! Love the red/taupe combo and the pattern is so fitting.

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  2. It's a beautiful quilt: You mother is going to be sooo happy!!! Hugs, H

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  3. It looks lovely! You have a knack for combining fabrics! Your mom will love it!

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  4. YOU did a wonderful job; your Mom is sure to love it!

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  5. I have this quilt pattern! This is so cute and the scalloped edges remind me of lace is why i bought the pattern. Sewing has been on hold as i'm under going house changes...reading is behind too. Enjoy seeing everything!!! thanks...

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