Sunday, September 19, 2010

holiday ribbons quilt

Sunday, September 19, 2010
here it is... my holiday ribbons quilt!

It is featured in the November/December 2010 issue of McCall’s Quilting
{ subscribers will be getting it in the mail soon! }
and i'll have some copies in the shop as soon as they arrive!

isn't the quilting amazing???
i wish i could say i did it... but all the quilting was done by 





i put together the quilt top... one of the largest i've ever made...
and snapped this photo before sending it off to natalia


i couldn't be happier with what she did from there!
red swirls in the red squares
blue feathers in the blue squares
green diamonds in the green squares
and white pebbles in the entire background!
that's a lot of thread changes... but it looks so good!!

the detail is just amazing

she also did feathers in the border...
i didn't want to ship this quilt off.. but i had no choice!


i added the final touch of binding
using one of the candy cane prints 




details

fabric is Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda
pattern - holiday ribbons
designed by me
started on 4/18/2010
finished on 6/2/2010
quilt measures - 83 7/8˝ x 103 5/8˝



I also wrote an article that can be downloaded from McCalls's Website!
"Keep It Simple for Holiday Gifts"


i hope you like my new pattern as much as i do!
and i hope it comes home soon.. i miss it!

Edit
I've recieved a few e-mails asking about the specific fabrics uses. Here are the fabrics I used in the quilt.

Fruitcake by Basic Grey for Moda

Green Print - 30225-15 Spearmint
Red Prints - 30225-18 Maraschino Cherry
Cream Background - 30227-18 Sugar Cookies
Teal Prints - 30150-84 Avalanche
                     - 30150-84 Avalanche
Brown Inner Border - 30224-19 Hot Cocoa
Outer Border - 30228-15 Avalanche
Binding - 30223-15 Avalanche

57 comments:

OrangeRoom said...

It looks awesome! So cool. I'm reading the article now.

mascanlon said...

Gorgeous quilt Julie, I can't wait until my copy arrives in the mail box. I'm off to read the article now. Boy, you have been a busy girl! Oh and I love sending my quilts off to Natalia too, she does amazing work.

Jamie said...

Love it! The pattern is nice and simple, but great detail with the alternating diamonds. I've been sending my quilts to Natalia for almost a year now, too, and I just love what she does to them. I'm more creative with the piecing, design and fabric selection; I let her work her magic with the quilting and she always does!

Kris said...

I love it. It's simple yet has enough interest to keep the eye moving around. The quilting is phenomenal!

DianeY said...

It's beautiful! I especially love that it's holiday enough without being completely seasonal-you could use it year round!

teresamnj said...

Just beautiful Julie; I really love it!

Lauren H said...

Stunning quilt, Julie! I usually purchase this magazine, but will make certain that I do this year as I would love to have your pattern to use in the future!

kpitmv said...

I love it. I can't wait to get that issue. Great job Julie

Pat Sloan said...

Super awesome! We are in the issue together! The applique on the right side of the cover is mine!

DeeRoo said...

Hahaha....you said you hated shipping it off and I'm like oh no...I hope she can get it back....last line of your post...Phew!;)

It is beautiful, I love it when quilts are made with just a few fabrics being featured and that stripe for the binding is just right!:)

Guess I need to go buy a magazine!;)
Congrats.

traceyjay said...

it's beautiful Julie! Congratulations! (and yes, that Natalia is so good too)

Tammy said...

Congratulations! I love it...the colors, the pattern...it is truely beautiful!

Chelley said...

Love the colors and the simplicity. Congratulations!

Karin said...

Oohh! Now I need to start stalking the mailman for my copy! You knocked this one out of the park girl! Amazing quilt. I can't wait to start piecing it!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

Nice, nice! Especially in my favorite colors...green, teal and that great backing...love it!
Congrats to the quilter, too. Award winning work, those thread changes, and all!

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

I love it. Holiday-ish without being cutesy. The quilting on it is nice too. I think the fabric you used for the binding really tops it off.

soulodecor said...

Your quilt is beautiful, absolutely jazzy! Can't wait to get my magazine in the mail!

mykidsarecooler said...

Goose bumps, lots of goose bumps, looks awesome! Am so proud of you! Another project not only well done, also well revealed:)

Terriaw said...

beautiful quilt! Love the prints, and the variety of quilting. That candy cane binding is just perfect! Congrats to you!

Ariane said...

What a gorgeous quilt! I love the colors and the quilting is amazing!!!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love it Julie! Thanks so much for letting me quilt for you! I think it's one of my all time fav. Christmas quilts!!!

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Oh Julie, I love it, so original! The colors are beautiful too. How exciting another magazine? Oh my you have been busy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a clean cut smashing pattern Julie! Your magnificent design along with Natalia's quilting makes this a beautiful classic. Congratulation on being published again!

ritad said...

Love this one. Can't wait for the magazine, it should be in my mailbox before too long.

AnneMarie said...

Very nice! I love how the red and green really pop out of the blue/white background. So exciting!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the simplicity of this quilt. Very nice. And the quilting is extraordinary. Congratulations!

Kim G said...

I love how this quilt looks, just stunning! Beautiful!!

Carol said...

I just love this quilt. You are making such cool looking quilts this year!! Congratulations on another publication.

Sandy said...

Love your new quilt!! The quilting is just fantastic...I love the pebbles!

Christine said...

Beautiful!! There's something wonderful about pebble quilting. What will you do with this quilt? Gift or keep? :)

Dawn W said...

Wow, that is absolutely beautiful - piecing, quilting, all of it. It sure is big too - fabulous quilt, you should be proud.

Quiltjane said...

Congratulations. What a cherry Christmas quilt.

NorahS said...

That quilt is fabulous! I love how simple it is yet how complex! I'm in love!

KarrieLyne said...

It's coming home to me right? ;)

Gorgeous quilt Julie, and hats off to Natalia on the quilting. Amazing job!

Tricia said...

Love it! The binding looks so cute! And wow that quilting is incredible! Can't wait to get a copy of the magazine!

Dresden Quilter said...

What a great quilt and pattern! Thank you for all of your creativity.

angela said...

Awesome quilt. What one of the others said - I love how it's holiday with being cutesy or specifically Christmas.

Sarah Craig said...

Julie, this is an awesome quilt! I saw it first on Natalia's blog, and immediately bookmarked it for future reference! I think I've figured out the blocking, can't wait to see if I'm right! Thanks so much for an awesome pattern!!

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Hi Julie,

Congratulations!!! It is a beautiful quilt and it is sooo good to see your work being published in magazines. You deserve it and I'm thrilled for you.

Smiles,
Kelly

Jackie said...

Beautiful quilt and quilting! Congrats on another great one!

lindalr7 said...

Love the quilt, Julie! Can't wait to get my issue of McCalls. I agree the quilting is great as well. You Rock!

Vicki ♥ said...

It's absolutely lovely and congrats on having it in the magazine. :) It really is a beautiful quilt :) I love it and love the colours and the quilting is to die for too :)

Missy said...

Wow, stunning. I just love this, I even have the material... I will be looking for the magazine.

Marisa said...

Love your design and color choice! I can't wait for the mailman to deliver my copy!

KarenOjai said...

Really pretty quilt. Love the use of colors. Did you plan on the humility block with the one set of red squares on the horizontal? Very cute. My family never believes me when I say I planned a humility block.
Love it!!

Rafael's Mum said...

Couldn't find the article on the McCalls website, just the pdf with tips, but like your quilt. Congratulations on being published again. You are doing great!

Laura said...

Looks wonderful! Can't wait to get my copy in the mail. Congrats on another pattern publication!!!

Stray Stitches said...

A truly beautiful quilt. The design is wonderful and the quilting compliments it perfectly.

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is very beautiful in it's simplicity. The amazing work of Natalie just makes it all that much better. I can't wait to get my hands on this issue!!!
I have just been catching up on your blog... my you have been very busy in all sorts of ways! Looks like you had lots of fun on your adventures... I have to go listen to the music now:)

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Beautiful!!! What a stunning design

harleywife57 said...

STUNNING !!! I just love it ! you both have outdone yourselves , AGAIN ! how can you keep doing this fabulous stuff ???? GREAT JOB ! congrats ! I'll be ordering my signed copy of the magazine to go with the others ...... :=)

Sarah said...

I love this! Actually I love everything you do! You are a great source of inspiration for me and I appreciate your creativity and the time you put into your blog. Thanks sooooo much!! I can't wait to see what you do next!!

Melissa Stramel said...

Just beautiful, Julie. Congrats once again!

PenglipurLara said...

the finished quilt looked beautiful! such neat work gals...lurvly!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

the quilt is beautiful; it really is.....

Quilts And Pieces said...

I just LOVE it! The colors, the design, the quilting and especially the back! It is wonderful!

narink said...

Hi Julie,
What a pleasant surprise it was to be turning the pages of my McCall's Quilting Magazine and see a quilt designed and MADE by you. Congrats, my dear. I am seeing you everywhere--you must be busy, busy, busy!