Friday, December 20, 2013

Two finished quilts

I finished two new quilts. The first one is this jelly roll quilt I started more than a year ago and the second quilt is a fast charm square quilt. I really like this jelly roll quilt. Not only do I like the colors and the design, but I also like the simple white border and colored binding. I washed the quilt twice and it is becoming softer with each wash.
I had just enough of this green flowery fabric for the backing.
Here is my other finished quilt. I wanted to make something for the winter season and it had to be a fast pattern. I sewed together charm squares, most of them are Christmas and winter snowflake prints. I also added a few random squares to break up the green and red Christmas pallet. I wanted a quilt I can use after Christmas too.
I pieced several pieces of brown and tan fabric together to make the backing.
The quilt is bundled up under my gingerbread Christmas tree.
The neutral cream border and the peach and blue charm squares make the quilt usable for Christmas and winter. 
Dear husband's golf clubs behind the chair. I dare not move his precious golf clubs.  In exchange he tolerates my ever changing decorating style. I try to stay with a "less is more" approach, but often I can go overboard with my quilts and decorating.
Wishing you all a merry Christmas and happy new year.
Millie

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Love your jelly roll quilt! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you too!

Jan said...

What is it about just squares alone that is so wonderful?!

Cynthia said...

Great finishes! Merry Christmas!

andsewon said...

Beautiful Millie!
Merry Christmas !
Lola

Muddling Through said...

Millie, they are both just stunning! Isn't it funny how sometimes the simplest quilts can be the prettiest? Merry Christmas!

Wendy said...

Both quilts are wonderful, I like your border choices. I love decorating with my quilts and changing with the seasons.

Zlaty said...

Millie love all of your new finishes! Your house is always so nicely decorated! Thanks for sharing!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you too! :)

Wonky Girl said...

Millie- your quilts are always so pretty. They just seem so inviting and snuggly looking. I hope to make some like that in the future.
Hope you had a Merry Christmas ;-)

Peg Botham said...

Both quilts are beautiful, I love making JR quilts it opens up a whole range of designs. The colours in the squares quilt are ideal for this time of year, beautiful!!

Happy new year to you and yours.

Peg xx

Mrs Knitaddict said...

Beautiful blog, so many lovely quilts you made.
Glad to had found you.
Happy New Year!
Dolly

Barb said...

Wonderful quilts!!!!

Melissa said...

Your quilts are beautiful!!!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, and I hope you are enjoying your paint. :)