Scandinavian Christmas quilt

Go me, exorcising my Scandinavian Christmas urges without spending money, AND stashbusting at the same time.


I somehow have finished a 60×48 quilt top in three days, with a cranky baby who is not eating or sleeping well. I curated fabrics from my stash, lots of things I had lying around, that I bought saying to myself “this is so unlike me, what will I ever do with this?” Somehow, all those bits go with each other, and voila.


Colors are red and white and taupe. Motifs are stars, snowflakes, mushrooms, faux handwork, and a couple of florals that look Gustavian to me even though I have no idea what Gustavian actually looks like.


I can’t even tell you what lines these fabrics come from. When I’m buying random fat quarters, I don’t pay attenion. They are all old though, probably hard to find.


Statistically, my quilt tops are unlikely to become finished quilts. But I keep eyeing THIS when I think about finishing this one…



One thought on “Scandinavian Christmas quilt

  1. Gustav III was King of Sweden in the late 18th century, so any kind of 18th century print is probably a good bet! I am in awe of your quilting-while-kid-watching skills.

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