I have four Christmas quilts I want to share with you today!
For years and years I wanted to make myself a Christmas quilt, but by the time I would think of it, it was always too late for that particular Christmas, so it didn't happen. Finally in 2012 I jumped right in and made one -
|My Christmas quilt|
If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know that I made this by creating several blocks that I liked, in the sizes I liked, and arranged the way I liked - then just filled in the empty spaces with more traditional blocks. You can read about it here; if you want to see all the creative process, search my blog for "Christmas quilt" and you'll find more posts.
|Christmas Pines, 34x34|
I made this one in 2002, red and white log cabins create a striped effect in the border - and that was before I discovered Bonnie Hunter's scrappy-licious blog!
The only quilting I even attempted to do back then was meandering/stippling!
Another project is a small one:
I made this little wall hanging a couple years ago and I like it (it looks like there's a yellowish stain, but it's the lighting).
I made scrap yardage from whites and off whites for the background, then appliqued the candle on top of it - you can read about it here and here. If you want more design process details, search "candle" on my blog.
Finally, one that's still a flimsy:
I made it when I was teaching a cobblestone workshop at my Bee. I might make a point to quilt it in time for next Christmas!
That's it for now; I'm joining Bonnie Hunter's Very Merry Happy Holiday Linky party - check out the links, there's some good stuff on there!
May your day be merry and bright - sew forth and sew on til later!