It’s Christmas in October!

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Ok, it’s not really Christmas, but I’m totally ready for Christmas now. I finished my Christmas crazy quilt this weekend. It seems like it’s been raining constantly for days, here. I hope to get a few more pictures once the weather gets a little nicer. But in the mean time, here’s what that quilt looks like.

Christmas crazy quilt

I started this quilt about this time last year, but when I didn’t get it done before Christmas, I put it up for a while and didn’t get it out again until a couple months ago. I’m glad that I got it done this year.

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

Christmas crazy quilt closeup

The quilt finishes at 48″x72″ and has a hanging sleeve on the back. I plan to hang it where my steampunk quilt normally stays at Christmas time. Have you tried making a crazy quilt yet?

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  1. France on October 13, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    What a work of patience… Gorgeous! I love its Victorian feel and the fabric you chose for the binding is perfect for this theme (I’m thinking of victorian bows made with a checked ribbon, here).
    I’ve made a baby quilt with this crazy quilt technique but it was nothing as big as the piece you’re showing us. I appreciate the time you put into your Christmas quilt.

  2. ?Annette on October 13, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Beautiful and what a treasure. I know it took lots of time to create this. I did leave you a reply about my art. Thanks for asking and dropping by xo

    • Andrea on October 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Annette! I’ll be sure to stop by and check out how you do it.

  3. Lin on October 13, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    This is just lovely. What a treasure! Thanks for sharing.

    • Andrea on October 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks! I really enjoyed making it, but the finish is always the best.

  4. Nicky on October 14, 2014 at 9:29 am

    I haven’t yet but it is on my list! Great scrappy project. Thanks for linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday!

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

      Thanks so much Nicky! I love making crazy quilts, with and without embellishment. They are a fantastic way to use up scraps.

  5. Carla on October 14, 2014 at 9:33 am

    WOWSERS! That’s a lot of stitching. Congratulations on the finish

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Thanks so much Carla! I was super glad to get this done in time for the holidays this year. Now I just have to figure out what to do with all of my left over Christmas fabrics.

  6. Cathy on October 14, 2014 at 9:36 am

    What a wonderful quilt! I love the nostalgic prints mixed in. Absolutely gorgeous!

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 9:55 am

      Thanks so much Cathy! I really enjoyed working on this, and it’s going to be so nice to have a Christmas themed quilt to hang on the wall this year.

  7. susan on October 14, 2014 at 10:45 am

    I’ve never made a crazy quilt, but after seeing yours I may be tempted to try. Lovely stitching.

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Thanks Susan! You should definitely give it a try. It’s a great way to use up scraps.

  8. Cheri on October 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    I am NOT a scrappy quilter…but this one… I think I am going to keep it in mind. I love how it looks “old fashioned”…just that tad of plaid in between the blocks looks great! I followed you from Quilt Story Fabric Tuesday

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 9:47 pm

      Thanks so much Cheri! The plaid is double fold bias, which I also used for the binding.

  9. Cheri on October 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Forgot to ask…any instructions of “how to’s” you used to get the design or notions that you used? I”d really like to start one for next year!

    • Andrea on October 14, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      Cheri, this quilt started with the Christmas Emporium Quilt Panel from Wilmington. You can find a great sale price here. I also pulled a few other coordinating prints from the line, and from there collected fabrics from my stash. For this type of scrappy quilt, lots of fabrics in fat quarters are great.

      I got many of my ribbons and laces from a fantastic local fabric shop in my area, and normally buy a yard or so or each, though I do have a nice stash of vintage laces that I also used. You can also find pre-made crochet flowers and doilies in colors that work for your design, or dye them yourself. I also use lots of scrapbook supplies, like brads in my quilts. The Tim Holtz ide-ology line at JoAnn has some great metal pieces, and many nice brads (which is what I used to cover the “holes” in the faux tags).

      Feel free to email me at [email protected], or check out the Crazy Quilt Divas facebook group if you have any questions about the process.

  10. Leanne on October 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I love crazy quilts and have yet to make one. Your quilt is lovely, and how nice to have it ready for the holidays. I’m glad you are joining us at Scraptastic Tuesday.

    • Andrea on October 15, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Thanks so much Leanne! I love scrappy quilts, so I’m really enjoying everyone’s projects over at Scraptastic Tuesday.

  11. Izzy on October 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    This is such a beautiful finish! Thank you for linking up at TGIFF!

    • Andrea on October 25, 2014 at 5:18 am

      Thanks so much Izzy. I appreciate you stopping by to see my project.

  12. dj on October 25, 2014 at 12:17 am

    I too have a Christmas crazy quilt sitting in a bin somewhere. It is still in blocks.

    • Andrea on October 25, 2014 at 5:17 am

      Seems like as good a time as any to get it back out. Thanks for stopping by DJ.

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