Jingle Stars

I finished up my Christmas quilt on Monday. Shortly after my last post, we decided my daughter was coming to get me for the holiday. I was gone a few weeks so it is late but that's ok!

I used the Moda Bake Shop tutorial Gooseberry Star Patch Quilt by Peta Peace. I decided to leave the borders off because I just wanted to be finished. I honestly hate doing borders, even though I think this quilt really needed it. It still finished at 51 x 71 so I'm ok with it.

The one and only thing I've learned about my new camera is that the auto mode really distorts the true colors. I still have lots of learning to do...

I have the Janome 6600P sewing machine and it doesn't come with the popular serpentine stitch. My friend Moira directed me to a Facebook group where someone had posted the exact instructions to program this stitch into your machine. I was thrilled to finally have this option. I don't think this quilt was the best pattern to compliment the serpentine but I couldn't wait to try it out! I quilted lines about 2 inches apart and wish I would have done one inch, but again, I wanted to finally have a finish.

For the back I just added Bella white to the strip of print, my usual go to backing.

For anyone unaware, the fabric is Jingle by Kate Spain for Moda. Her Christmas lines are always so bright and fun. I really love traditional red and green in Christmas quilts!

So, there you have it, finally a finish from me. It was so satisfying to sew that last stitch on the binding!
Have you guys seen all the amazing Christmas lines coming out in May?! (I'm a sucker for anything Christmas) I hope everyone had wonderful holidays!!

Linking up to Needle And Thread Thursday, Fabric Frenzy Friday and Finish It Up Friday