Friday, December 06, 2013

Holiday Stripes - My Lovely Finish for December

The weather outside has been, at times, frightful.  The first big storm of the season inspired me to make this quilt ... and, as the temperature dropped to the single digits, I was motivated to finish it.

I'm not usually a quick quilts kind of girl, but this one was very quick and reminded me that simple quilts can be quite lovely.

Holiday Stripes

It is made from this month's pattern for the Block Lotto, Stripes, using strip sets to make this quick block even quicker.

This morning, after seeing this great photo of Kathy's Flying Geese quilt (made from blocks she won from the Block Lotto earlier this year), I was inspired to take mine outside for a photo, too. After a couple failed attempts, I threw it over a neighbor's adobe wall.

On a Neighbor's Wall

I'm happy to be finished with this flannel cuddle quilt for grown-ups–it's 75 inches square and can't wait to curl up in it ... inevitably with the cats.  I am joining these link parties: 

Richard and Tanya's Link a Finish Friday
Amanda Jean's Finish it Up Friday
Sarah's Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? 

17 comments:

Glinda ♥ said...

Love the visual effect this quilt gives, Sophie and how ingenious to use your neighbour's wall :)

Bridget said...

..and it's the perfect time, weatherwise, for your quilt finish! Stay warm!

Julierose said...

ooh flannel--perfect for these cold days...hugs, Julierose

Elaine M said...

Wonderful holiday quilt. Made me think of the pillow mints with the strips.

Jaye said...

I think that is one of those quilts that is simple, but not boring. One of my biggest objections to the simple and easy patterns are that they are soooooo boring. This pattern also has a lot of possibilities to make it different. Imagine it with a dark background and light bars.

A Nudge said...

A wonderful quilt, Sophie. Love it.

P. said...

That is so pretty, Sophie. I saw your previous posts on quilting it too, and it looks really nice. It's sure to be a favorite to snuggle under.

Ellen said...

So cute...still reminds me of candy canes!

Kathy S. said...

So simple, yet gorgeous! Love the outdoor photo! What a nice snuggle quilt!

Emily Breclaw said...

Beautiful quilt! And how lovely to have it finished in time for Christmas!!

desertskyquilts said...

A lovely finish indeed!

Kathryn said...

You're done early!! Great gift for yourself. Have a merry.

barbara woods said...

i love that! It's just right for a christmas quilt

Michele P. said...

Like your modern spin on the simple rail fence type of block .

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very very cool! You are right that quite often the simple quilts are the most effective ones!

Béa said...

Simple & beautiful.
I wish you an Happy new year Sophie <3

Heidi [Banks of Frog Creek] said...

Ooo, I really like this quilt! Live the stripes :)

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