Friday, December 14, 2012

My Christmas Quilts

I took photos of some of my Christmas quilts the other day when I unpacked them and thought I would share photos with you.

The Dear Jane blocks in this one were from a swap a few years ago.  The feathered star center is a block that I made for a round robin, and I decided to use it to make a medallion quilt with the Dear Jane blocks instead.

This wall hanging is from my Thimbleberries days.  The gold around the bow is couched on by machine.  I really like it when I use one of the bells and whistles on my machine that seldom gets used.

This is my nine patch and candy cane quilt.  These blocks were part of way over 100 big nine patches that a friend and I sewed to be made into charity quilts.  These red and green ones ended up in the stack together, and I remarked that they would make a neat Christmas quilt.  So in a few days, my friend, Gini, came over with this quilt top.  I appliqued the candy canes in the solid squares and corners, quilted and bound it.  This is a special quilt that brings back happy memories.

A close up of the quilting.
 This is my Christmas present quilt made from charm squares.  The tutorial is on my side bar and can be found here.

I quilted a simple paisley design all over the wall hanging and did a swirl in the small outside border.

This is the hanging sleeve that I put on.  I have almost finished a tutorial for the sleeve and will post it in a day or two.

This is my Dear Jane Christmas signature quilt.  This was the first year that we swapped signature blocks with Christmas fabrics on the corners.  So since it was a "first" I thought I should get in on this swap.  I'm not even sure if that swap still happens.  Does anyone know?????

This is one of my antique quilts made by my Grandmother that I never met.  She died in 1923, so this quilt is pretty old.  There is a bit of damage in places, but overall this quilt is in pretty good condition.
I hope all of your Christmas preparations are coming along and that you are still finding a little time to stitch.

Thanks for stopping by!
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