Thursday, 21 December 2017

Flocks by Night

2017 must be the year of the Christmas Quilt for me.  This is my third Christmas quilt finish this year! My Christmas quilts are all quite small because it's summer time here, and we don't need quilts on our beds at Christmas.

Flocks by Night

I bought this pattern in June when I visited Material Obsession in Sydney.  I'd admired it for some time, so it's nice to have made my own version of this Wendy Williams pattern.



Once again, the binding was the only fabric I needed to purchase.  I have so much wool felt in my stash, and lots of bright colours for the stars.



I enjoyed adding some simple hand quilting. I used Dazzle from Wonderfil to add some sparkle to the background.  It doesn't really show up in photos, but there is sparkle in the black night sky.


My mum and dad are here for Christmas and she kindly sewed the hanging sleeve and label on for me today. 


The finished quilt is 25" x 53" so it will fit nicely above the spare bed.

15 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Its Lovely. I think it could be done on green pasture too to be a NZ scene.
Season's Greetings To You.

quiltcat said...

da ist dir ein ganz wundervoller weihnachtsquilt gelungen.
deine gestickten lebkuchenhäuser finde ich total schön. gibt es diese vorlagen noch zu kaufen, ich sticke nämlich sehr gerne kreuzstich.
wünsche dir wunderschöne weihnchtstage und ein tolles jahr 2018
lg elfriede

Denice Barker said...

Another beauty! I do like that you aren't married to red, green and white!

Kiwiquilter said...

Love all the colour in this. Merry Christmas.

Marie said...

I love it!

Sue said...

Oh I love that Wendy. I'll have to get the pattern and make it. It could be one of my small quilts for the year...2018!

Heide said...

Such a fun cute quilt. TFS!

Kyle said...

Gosh, that is so cute and looks perfect displayed. Love it!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

A beautiful finish. I love the colors and the way you've combined the wool and the cotton. Congratulations on #3. Enjoy your visit with your parents.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I love it!! It's so colorful. I'm going back for another look.
Merry Christmas

The Joyful Quilter said...

This is SEW adorable!!!

Jenny said...

Just beautiful Wendy, and so nice to have it finished in time for the Christmas visitors!

Sewing Up A Storm said...

What a fun quilt! Merry Christmass!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

That Japanese print works so well as a starry night sky, and I am super-impressed that you finished it within 6 months.
Is that your new Bernina photobombing one of the shots?

karenbbsnow said...

So cute, love this one :)