Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Figgy Pudding

This lovely quilt belongs to Eleanor and the pattern is called Figgy Pudding.  It is free pattern from Moda that came out came out with the fabric line of the same name a couple of years ago.  You can find it here.  A word of caution,  the pattern uses more fabric than you would expect for a quilt of this size as the trees are pieced in quite a unique way, resulting in the loose edges as you can see in the photo below.

 When searching for ideas on how to quilt this one, I noticed some people stitched the edges down and some left them free. Eleanor and I discussed it and she preferred them left a little 3d, so that helped decide on the quilting plan.

This quilt was really a lot of fun to quilt.  The background fabric got the ribbon meander, and the trees got a tree motif that didn't go right to the folded edge.

I use some rulers to make a design in the blocks. I played around until I came up with this design as I didn't want all the points coming together in the center causing a lot of thread build up.  I was able to spread the load over four spots instead.


I know Eleanor is giving this away as a Christmas gift, but if the recipient isn't happy I know where it could come to live.... I even have the cushions to match!


  1. This quilt looks perfect in your home! Great quilting.

  2. That quilt is awesome Lori. I really like your ruler design.

  3. Well done! Love your block motif using a curved ruler and yes it does look great on your couch!

  4. Such a festive quilt and the quilting is beautiful