I am not a test-the-waters kind of gal. I’m more of a jump-in-with-both-feet person, which probably explains all the half-finished projects in my life. And craft supplies. And this year’s completely overboard Christmas redecorating.

But I digress.

I had heard of Don’t Look Now! patterns but it wasn’t until I saw them at Market in person that I really “got” it. They were so cool and so different from what I’d seen before. Over time, I started thinking, “Hey, I could totally do this!”

Now, most people might think this and decide to try a pillow before diving into a quilt. I am not most people. My life would surely be easier if I were most people but probably a whole lot less interesting. Behold my take on the Don’t Look Now! White Christmas pattern:

White Christmas in PINK!

The tree is Kona Bright Pink; the background is a white-on-white snowflake fabric from Timeless Treasures. The binding and backing are from Kaufman (Tinsel Tree, maybe?).

I traced, cut, fused and stitched around every. single. one of those snowflakes. Some of ‘em are a little wonky looking and I really need an extension table and a class on machine quilting. But I did it! I did the whole thing! (With some fantastic advice from my friends Taffy and Patty, I should mention.)

quilting detail

Because of my complete lack of quilting experience, I enlarged some of the snowflakes (another suggestion from the dynamic duo) and quilted around them on the white. I probably should have done more quilting in between but it ain’t happening.

I definitely learned a lot from making this (those grippy gloves are a must! you can’t have enough thread!) and actually am looking forward to making another Don’t Look Now quilt at some point. Just not anytime soon.

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9 thoughts on “Pink Christmas

  1. Jamie

    I’m in awe! I photographed the quilts in/on their booth at spring market, but they haven’t made their way to the sewing table yet. Beautiful job, Mary!

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  2. Anita

    Pretty! Did you see the making a difference story on NBC nightly news a few nights back about the dresses given to girls in Malowai? I believe the dresses were those from the donation mentioned on you blog earlier this year. It was a really nice story.

    Happy holidays!

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  3. anita

    I love this quilt! Can anybody refer me to someone who I can hire to make my daughter a pink christmas quilt for her twin bed? I couldn’t find one anywhwere last year

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