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My finished 2012 BOM: Paris at Christmas Time

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter

I promised some more pictures of my version of the “Paris in the Fall” Block of the Month that I finished in December.  This was the 2012 BOM quilt at The Granary Quilt Shop which I co-teach with Paula Ivers.  More information on this year’s BOM is at the end of this post.

My quilt is called “Paris at Christmas Time” since I went with the red/white color scheme and I really wanted a quilt to go on the guest bed for the holidays.  Here is my quilt label that still needs to be stitched to the back:

Paris at Christmas Label

I made a scrappy version of a star block and added the label information with a Sharpie fine tip pen.  I first drew some straight lines with a blue water soluble (disappearing) pen so that my writing would be straight.  Then I added some holly leaves to fill up all of that blank space.

Here are some of the blocks that are part of the quilt:

Paris at Christmas Block 3 Paris at Christmas Block 2 Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter paris block c paris block e

All of that lovely quilting was done by Jody Gosnell at The Granary.  She does beautiful work!

Here is a picture of the pieced sashing and I apologize for the blurry pictures (definitely poor lighting and operator error):

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter

This is what the quilt looks like all put together:

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter paris at christmas copy

And of course I had to make pillows and pillow cases to go with it!

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty Quilter snowflake both fronts copy

You can find details of the Snowflake pillow here.

Most of my fabrics came from Rouenneries and Rouenneries Deux by French General for Moda Fabrics.  It was love at first sight for me when I saw these come in the shop.  And I still have enough left over to make at least two more quilts!

If you happen to live in the Bay Area and you’d like information on the BOM quilt that we’re working on this year, keep reading…


Tyler Rose Parade BOM


Tyler Rose Parade – doesn’t that sound like fun?  It really is!  I’ll post some pictures of our version of the quilt once we get it all put together.

Happy Quilting!



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  1. Oh Julie, your version is even more beautiful to me than the one I saw in the shop! And that one was gorgeous! I’m so thankful for your instruction, help, and encouragement. Like you keep hearing, you are an awesome teacher. I can’t wait to learn enough to get started on my own Paris…quilt!

  2. Julie. There are no words to describe this quilt!!! It’s the most beautiful quilt I’ve ever seen. This is why you are the teacher and I am the student. I have sooooo much to learn but it sure is a fun process. Your posting are so helpful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  3. Hi Julie,
    What a gorgeous quilt! I just love the colours, fabrics and block patterns. I hope you visit the guest room every day to admire the quilt and pillows!

  4. Oh Julie!! Just beautiful! I love French General fabrics and regret not buying a tonne of Lumiere de Noel and Rural Jardin. They have some good releases coming up too! Anyway, great to see some close ups of those beautiful blocks and the quilting is very complimentary too.

  5. I just love your blog u are so talented i want to some day be as talented as u are. I a love the fabric on ur Paris at Christmas Time Quilt. I am new to quilting and want to learn how to make a beginner Quilt. I was going to try to make a coffee Rug or some thing easy.What would u recomment to start with i can basicly sew but nothing more. I know if you apply your self you can do any thing. I live in Henderson Nv. I am going to try and take a class at a local college or a quilt shop. Its very expensive at our local quilt shop ,its a beautiful store but every thing is really expensive. I will try and teach my self on the computer too . If you have any suggestions please feel free to tell me i would be greatful for any thing u could tell me. Thank you Quilting woman Cheyenne XXX

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