Friday, July 2, 2010

Weihnachtsstollen (Christmas Fruitcake) Quilt Top

Not Quite Nutty as a Fruitcake is too long for a quilt name so I'm calling this quilt Weihnachtsstollen (pronounced "vy knocked shtolen"). I was thinking about the recipient and tried to find something that would fit her better. She loves Stollen, a traditional fruitcake in Germany. Since this is a Christmas gift, Weihnachten (or Christmas) seemed to fit.

I took the disappearing nine-patch blocks and separated them with Moda bella solids in milk as the sashing. I'm tempted to add another border in one of the Fruitcake prints, but I'm not sure yet.

The backing and binding will be an elegant diagonal stripe from the Fruitcake collection. This last year I made a goal to make most of my Christmas gifts. I want to do it again this year so even though I'm not quite in the mood for Christmas since it's July, it's nice to be getting a head start.

Head on over to Sew & Tell Fridays with AmyLouWho to see all the great finishes this week!


Rene' said...

This is a fabulous quilt. I love how you made your nine patches. I'm sure your friend will love it. I gotta start on my Christmas gifts ;-) Thanks for sharing!

beth said...

what a beautiful quilt! You've inspired me to Get Goin' on those handmade gifts!!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Your quilt will be a treasured gift! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I love the reds and browns combination for Christmas. Great work! Congratulations.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Oh this is very pretty. And I admire you for actually starting on Christmas in July! I say that every year and have yet to start before Halloween...

Rita E said...

So very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Carla said...

I really love how your quilt came out. Your friend is going to love it. It's great to see people working on Christmas gifts already. It's motivating.

ipatchandquilt said...

I found your wonderful blog post on the disappearing nine patch with sashing through google. I am composing a blog for the school I work for here in The Netherands in Europe. I am planning a quilt drive for a children’s home in Mexico City. Another Quilter, Alison from Little Island Quilting in the UK, started the Soy Amando project in 2014. I just heard that the home is expanding and they need more quilts. The children in my art classes want to help create quilts.
I was wondering if I could use your picture on my blog (in Dutch) showing the children what a disappearing nine patch with sashings would look like?
Of course I will provide full credit and a link to your blog.

With kind regards,

Esther Frenzel Sint-Janscollege, Hoensbroek
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