Christmas Lane

My sister-in-law and I whipped this quilt out last weekend (a 4 day weekend to clarify!)…she drew out the design, I figured out the pattern, and we sewed like mad.  We pulled it out of the dryer still wet, took the bad picture up there, and she took it home just in the nick of time.
I taught her how to free motion on my machine…and she sewed through her fingernail and out the other side of her finger.  Yucky.  At least we finished up the quilt and it turned out cute.  We backed it with double sided minky and no batting.   Most of the fabrics were a layer cake of Flurry, by Kate Spain for Moda.

82 Responses to Christmas Lane

  1. Laura November 27, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Very cute-I really like the skyline at the top. This is the second post this week about people sewing over their own fingers-what's up with that? Super powerful machines? Going very, very fast? Hope she didn't bleed all over her adorable quilt.

  2. Wendz November 27, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    Another cheerful and not your run of the mill repeat-pattern quilt! It's the second time today I've read of someone using minky to back a quilt. Can someone please tell me what it is and is it available in the UK?

    • Judy Newman January 5, 2020 at 5:03 am #

      I just googled it and it can be ordered online. I asked them whether it burns as fast as regular fleece and am waiting for a reply. I hesitate to make anything out of fleece for children because of the speed at which it burns. Fleece scraps would make great fire starters. Not a good idea for pj’s or baby blankets.

  3. Sew Create It - Jane November 27, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    No pain no gain…though I think your sil took that too far. Hope she's ok!

    Gorgeous quilt and what a quick finish in time for Christmas!

  4. Michele November 27, 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    So cute! Yuck on the finger.

  5. Karen H November 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    Very pretty quilt! One of these years I'm going to make a Christmas quilt!

  6. Lesley November 27, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    Wow! You folks are amazing! Almost a quilt in a day! So cute…but so sorry for the pain…ugh! Enjoy your new quilt!

  7. ~Niki~ November 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

    nice-great job designing it!

  8. piece peace November 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    I really love this quilt! It is so versatile. It looks like a serene Christmas Village with the Christmas fabric.

  9. Rebecca November 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    Love the pattern you layed out…
    Hasn't everyone run a needle thru thier finger at some point? We aways thought of it as a blood sacrafice to the gods of creativity .{only need one a lifetime }

  10. Colleen Potter November 27, 2012 at 1:11 pm #

    WOW, I realize there were two of you but I am amazed that the quilt is completed so quickly. I just spent 5 days making a baby quilt ( disappearing 9 patch – easy right ?) from a flannel charm pack and some yardage… washed it and half of the ( charm pack ) seams ripped apart in the wash- the yardage fabrics are fine.
    Sooo disappointing. Has this ever happened to you ?
    I wonder if contacting the charm pack fabric company would get me any answers or if it would be another waste of time ?

  11. Sharon@Sharon at Home November 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Cute … looks like ice fishing houses sitting on an iced over lake. (you can tell I live in the cold north … hahahha)

  12. Rene Sharp November 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Owweee!! Hope your sister's finger is o.k. This is just the perfect Christmas quilt. Not too Christmasy, just right!!!!

  13. trish November 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    Super cute quilt! I especially like the night sky in the distance. :o)
    Ouch for your sister in laws finger! Oy!

  14. Petit Design Co. November 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    you just had to initiate her properly right?

  15. Allison November 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    that is a fantastic Christmas quilt, one that looks like it could hang around after Dec 25th, too :) hope your SIL is ok – I've sewn my finger before, but this sounds much more dramatic than my mishap {i bought a stilletto after my incident, and it is now my fav tool} Happy Christmas Sewing Season! hahaha :)

  16. Brenda November 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Ouch! too much pain, but a very fun quilt!

  17. Carol November 27, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    OH that is so cute! What a wonderful quilt!

  18. Mommarock November 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    Super cute! Wonderful that you can just whip up a pattern like that.. it is a fantastic patter too!

  19. Alex Duenkel November 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    This is gorgeous! Will you share the pattern with us?

  20. SandyQuilts November 27, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Darling. Is there a tutorial in the works? What size is the blovk?

  21. Andrea November 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    I so wanted to finish a Christmas quilt this year (nope, trying again for next year lol). I have been busy watching you tube videos on FMQ. I think I am going to get brave and do my log cabin myself. LOVE that you have someone to quilt with. No one in my family, or my friends are quilters. They just all want me to make them one lol.

  22. needle and nest November 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    Beautiful quilt. You two are amazing to push through to finish it even with that awful injury! Well done! :)

  23. Julie November 27, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Will this hopeful become a pattern. Of course with your sil permission

  24. Julie November 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Will this hopeful become a pattern. Of course with your sil permission

  25. Carla November 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Very nice. The poor girl. I hope she's not scared away!
    Happy stitching

  26. Melissa Corry November 27, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Super cute!! I hope your sister's finger heals quickly. Ouch!!

  27. Sewn With Grace November 27, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    This is gorgeous! I will purchase this as soon as you publish it. What a great quilt!

  28. Heather D. November 27, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    So cute! Hope her finger is okay. :(

  29. kathy-o November 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    So dang cute – you two make a great designer pair! Youch on the finger!

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  31. Bonnie November 27, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    This is one of the cutest quilts I've seen in weeks! I so hope there is a pattern in pdf in the works. It's super cute!!!
    Also do you use your regular machine to free motion or do you use a long arm? I'm just starting to get up the courage, but all I have to fmq is my regular machine. What are your feelings on this? A response would be so AWESOME!!

  32. mindingmomma November 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    very cute! and you did it so fast!

  33. Rebecca November 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

    That is an awesome quilt – I love it. Sorry about the finger – OW!

  34. SuzyMcQ November 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Will we be seeing a pattern? I could figure it out, I think, except for the portion on the top. Did you overlap the houses onto the sky there?

    So sorry about your SIL's finger…ouch….

  35. Jayme November 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Please make this a pattern so I can by it and make a spring version!!!!!

  36. Rebecca Grace November 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    YOUCH!!! I hope your sister isn't scared away from FMQ forever! This pattern is adorable; I love the way the houses are clumped in little groups, like a real village or neighborhood. Just lovely!

  37. Krista Hansen November 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    This is so cute!! I love it! I would love to see it in a pattern in your shop too.

  38. Dee November 27, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Ok. I NEED THIS. Like NOW. :)

    Your poor SIL! Hope she is ok!

  39. Kelsey November 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

    Super adorable! I want one.

  40. jan November 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    That is a very cute quilt! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  41. Liz Taylor November 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    This is so great! I love all the houses and the skyline at the top is just perfect.

  42. Deb November 27, 2012 at 6:52 pm #

    I LOVE THIS!! {shouty capitals} it's really really stunning. I might have to make one I think!

  43. Faye November 27, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    I hope her finger is not too painful now – the quilt is fantastic though – I love it! Faye

  44. Charity November 27, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    I love this quilt! It's such a fun pattern. I'm amazed that you managed to finish a quilt in a day, even with two people working at it. =) Hope that finger is all right!

  45. Schulz Family November 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Wow- talent galore in your family!! This is awesome

  46. Patty B November 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Oh my gosh I am obsessed with this!!!!!!!

  47. Michele Hester November 27, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

    I love it! Won't you consider sharing it in the
    2012 Christmas Quilt Show.

  48. Salley November 27, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    So simple but so perfect.

  49. Gina November 27, 2012 at 10:54 pm #

    awesome quilt!! Hope her finger is healing up nicely

  50. SD and EJ November 27, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

    LOVE the quilt!

  51. Jocelyn November 27, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    I love this! You two did a great job…except the part about the needle through the finger. I'm coming to realize crochet & knitting might be safer for me. That's after I sliced my finger with my rotary cutter & thinned my hair with my seam ripper (don't run your hand through your hair while still holding seam ripper!) :) Can't imagine a needle through the finger-would pass out for sure!

  52. lifeinredshoes November 28, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Good gracious! Pattern to follow?

  53. Dolly November 28, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    OWWWWW……..I did that once when I worked in a blue jeans factory ! Yikes, it hurts !

    Bless her heart !

    And that is one adorable quilt…..wish I'd made that this weekend !

  54. Gayle November 28, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    Beautiful Quilt, great design. Sorry about the finger. Och!!!!!

  55. Anne November 28, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Love the quilt design!
    I had a babysitter sew through her nail when I was young during a 4-H meeting and still remember the sight of it to this day.

  56. Mary Deckert November 28, 2012 at 5:57 am #

    That is a really cute quilt ~ I love it! I sewed through my fingernail during a jr. high home-ec sewing class. I thought the teacher was going to pass out.

  57. Andrea November 28, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Ack! So adorable!! I love it.

  58. coolkat November 28, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    well done to your sister in-law being her first quilt. Very cute. ;)

  59. Dawn November 28, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Sweet! Your SIL did a good job for her first one.

  60. Nancy November 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    LOVE IT you once again show your creativity and give inspiration to all.

  61. Alicia November 28, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    very cute! It's worth sewing over a fingernail!

  62. Pat November 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    I love the quilt. Cute pattern!!!! I hope your sister is ok. Gotta watch where you're goin'.

  63. Cecelia November 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Love the quilt! Please make this a pattern!

  64. Connie November 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    I love this quilt! What a fun weekend!

  65. 3 Buttons Studio November 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Absolutely ADORABLE! I love the snowy ground and the colors are perfect….Christmasy but not just the normal red and green. I love throwing some aqua/blue into the mix. :)

  66. Becky November 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

    Simple yet beautiful for Christmas! I was wondering though…was it hard to machine quilt with the minky fabric on the back? I find that stuff so hard to work with.

  67. MaterialGirlQuilts November 28, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    Super cute quilt! Sounds like a fantastic weekend (minus the injury!)

  68. Rhadonda Sedgwick November 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Wow you girls are amazing and that had to be so fun (except for sewing through finger yikes). Great job! Can't wait to try the minky method sometime.

  69. Angie November 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    What a wonderful quilt—I LOVE it. :) Ouch, that sewing finger business must really hurt. :/

  70. Mike and Jen November 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

    There is only one word to describe this quilt…LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!

  71. Franziska November 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Right when I saw your pictures I was reminded of Swedish houses at the coast (there are some pictures like this or this.
    I like how you constructed the blocks. Makes me want to make a pillow with this look with Swedish houses (as we love to travel Sweden). Thanks for sharing.

  72. Carmen Attie November 28, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    Please make this a pattern! Love it! hope the finger is ok.

  73. Sew Nomadic November 29, 2012 at 5:02 am #

    4 days are you kidding?!?! That's amazing! Mine take weeks to complete and I drag my feet the whole way lol! It looks absolutely wonderful. Way to go you two! This pattern has so many applications, I love it as a Christmas theme. Hope the injury is healing and it didn't scare her away from free motion.

  74. manybooks November 29, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    What a wonderful quilt! And in four days, seriously?! It's perfect :)

  75. CJ November 29, 2012 at 7:13 am #

    Such a cute quilt! I would have passed out if anyone sewed through a finger in my home. :S

  76. paige November 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    I LOVE it! Are you planning on writing up a pattern or quick tutorial? :)

  77. Julie Peterson November 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    Oh my heck! I love it, I love seeing my sisters house and I love that you whipped it us so fast and shouldn't you make me one for Christmas? It's darling! Poor Finger!

  78. corinne November 30, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    I like this pattern, it is different and cute. Hope the finger is not to sore.

  79. Chris {frecklemama} December 1, 2012 at 11:21 pm #

    Yup, I would buy this pattern in a snap. Get to work my friend! J/K, I'm glad you enjoyed family time over the holiday and I'm especially glad your sister is feeling better – Ouch!


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