Sock Monkey Christmas Quilt

By Holly - 5/14/2012 02:07:00 PM

After my awesome burst of scrapbooking over National Scrapbook Day - I needed a change of pace. I went back to my craft closet and pulled out my *almost* finished Christmas quilt and decided to bind it up.

Isn't it wonderful?!? I adore this quilt. I've been working on it slowly since I bought the fabric, right after Christmas (I got it on major sale) This is most difficult quilts I've made - probably because I didn't use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along.

I am in the process of creating the pattern - but it's a lot of math, which isn't my favorite part about quilting. The final size is about 45" x 45", although I should probably measure it again to make sure.


I had so much fun quilting this top. I knew when I added the red squares, that I wanted to quilt stars in them, but as for the rest I was kind of lost. For the borders I ended up with a loop-de-loop pattern and then did stippling (random curved lines) on the inner diamond shapes.

I wanted the center of each square to look like peppermint candies. I'm a little sad that I have to wait 7 months to pull this back out of the craft closet to actually use, but it will certainly liven up the couch during December.

Holly & CO.

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