Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Big Sky Fabric in Funky Christmas

Last Fall while visiting Denver, CO, I went to Fancy Tiger Crafts, a unique fabric, yarn and craft store. Definitely worth a visit if you're ever in the area!

Of course, I had to buy some fabric as a souvenir! And settled on Big Sky from Moda. Once I got it home, I knew I'd make Funky Christmas from my book, Simply Modern Christmas. I always love seeing other quilters versions of my patterns and I definitely wanted to try it again with a dark background. I think it was the perfect fabric line, background, pattern combination!

Once the quilt top was finished, I was clueless as to how to quilt it and what color thread to use with the dark background and light pieces. I ended up with straight lines running diagonally from the center. I started the quilting with a big "X" through the center and then echoed the lines in each quadrant. The thread color is a medium teal and it worked out pretty well!

For a backing, I found this Mammoth flannel by Robert Kaufman in just the right colors. This was my first time using this line and I have to say - I love it! The flannel is not as "fuzzy" as typical flannel, but it is oh so soft and the quilt has a wonderful drape and feel to it.

I had trouble finding a good binding fabric in my stash, so I ended up making a scrappy binding from the leftover fabrics in the quilt.

Gotta love those bears and the moose!!!


  1. It looks stunning!! Your quilting is perfect for it, too. How do you mark the center line of each quadrant to know when to change direction on that echo quilting?

    1. I marked a chalk line down the center of each quadrant and then turned at the line. Easy!

  2. The flannel is really the perfect backing. It was fun to see your feature in MQU as the back page blogger recently, too!

  3. Oh, my goodness, this quilt is perfect in every way, right down to the scrappy binding! So glad to see you today! You’ve been missed.

  4. Love your color choices, as always, another wonderful finish.

  5. That's lovely! I've never used flannel as a backing. It looks like it was a good choice.


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