Monday, September 14, 2015

Holiday in Kashmir



Last Monday, I started the binding process of this quilt.  I'm not sure why I drug my feet finishing it this week, but going slow just felt right.  Before it even became a quilt top, the fabric for this quilt lingered in my stash, and it has been in my UFO pile for several years now.  Crossing it off the dreaded UFO list, has felt incredibly good!


 On special occasions my husband likes to surprise me with jelly rolls and charm packs for my stash.  While shopping online, he stumbled onto charm packs of Moda's Holiday in Kashmir and he fell in love with them.  I remember opening them Christmas morning and being blown away at how beautiful they were.  The deep dark colors with the shimmering flakes of gold made them seem so regal.  It made me want to run away and celebrate Christmas in an exotic land.  In the back of my mind though all I could think was, what in the world can I do with these???

A few years later while playing around on the Moda Bake Shop site, I came across a pattern by Stefanie Roman at Little Lady Patchwork called Charming Stars and I knew that my fabric had now found a home.  The hardest part in making this quilt was finding yardage to add to the charm packs.  After searching the internet high and low, as luck would have it, a quilt shop an hour from my house had several bolts from this line still on their shelf.  Construction of the quilt went very quickly and quite easily.  My husband loved how it turned out.  Sadly, this beautiful top was immediately folded and placed on the to be quilted someday pile. 

At the beginning of the year, I had high hopes that this quilt would see it's finish before another Christmas came.  I even had a quilting plan drawn out.


As much as I wanted to quilt this one myself, I realized I wanted it to be finished more than anything.  When I dropped off my Goodnight Irene quilt at the quilt shop a few weeks ago, I realized it was time to finish this one as well.  When Irene was picked up, Kashmir was dropped off.  Two weeks later, I had a finished top and that felt amazing.

Sunday was suppose to be our quilt guilds annual outside quilt show at our local river walk and I had hopped to get some pictures of Kashmir while it was on display.  Sadly the weather did not co-operate and we had to cancel the show.  So in between storms yesterday, I was able to snap a few pictures of its finish.




I just love all those rich colors!

So, Holiday in Kashmir, it has been fun, but I sure am glad to call you complete!  Now it's time to get back to work on some other projects.


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11 comments:

Ramona said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the fabrics and the gold stars. They just shine and sparkle!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

The fabric your husband chose is indeed very beautiful and rich looking. And you used it beautifully. You have made an amazing quilt top. Very warm looking and perfect for December and January.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That is a perfect husband :)

Lovely quilt...the colors are so rich, warm and cozy!

Marly said...

I'm glad for you it's finished. It is really so beautiful that it's going to be a real centrepiece this Christmas. I love the block design you used, and of course your husband was right: the fabric is gorgeous.

Sandra Walker said...

Oh, I too, just love these rich colours! Perfect name too, and a great pattern, that I will for sure check out, as stars are and always have been, my favourite. :-)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those fabrics are lovely, rich colors. That will be a joy to see each holiday season! You picked a perfect design to use them.

Kate said...

Beautifully done! It's a gorgeous holiday quilt. Hope you and your guy get to spend some time enjoying it this holiday.

Claire said...

The gold works very well with those deep Christmas colors--clever idea, using the prints for background.

Nancy said...

The quilt is lovely.I know what it is like to set a top aside, turning it into a UFO. I have sent many quilts to the quilter because I want them done. Yours is beautiful.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a beautiful quilt,love the colors!

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