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!

18 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lovely LuAnn...

Janet O. said...

Wow, what a collection of Christmas quilts! I have only got one tied one in a finished state--there are two tops I had hoped to get quilted this year (Flurry is one of them), but it hasn't happened.
My Christmas preparations have been derailed several times this month by the needs of family and friends. I'm trying not to get too stressed about how much isn't done--including the three quilts for my grandsons. I had hoped to be binding the second one by now and I haven't even put the binding on the first one yet, let alone quilted the second one. Yikes!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful Christmas quilts. I made the package quilt last year for my BFF since 3rd grade. I titled it "A Friend is a Present You Give Yourself". Merry Christmas!

cajunquilter said...

What lovely Christmas Quilts!!

taylorsoutback said...

Really enjoyed your sharing of the Christmas quilts!
And all the little accents just add to their charm. The striped bindings, gold couching - those cute candy canes!

What a treasure to have your Grandmother's red & white quilt too - such a classic!!

Cattinka said...

You have some beautiful christmas quilts. I especially like the one your grandmother made. I have to make one for my family, too, I just have wallhangings so far.
KATRIN W.

Doniene said...

wow LuAnn!! These are just absolutely lovely!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

Have a blessed holiday season!

Cyn said...

All your Christmas quilts are stunning, LuAnn. I love how you changed the coloring in the outside border of your siggie quilt... great idea! I'm not sure if the DJ list still does a Christmas siggy swap; I think it's just the one in the Spring/Summer.
Thanks for sharing all your gorgeous quilts! You are the Queen of stripped bindings and they are so special!

The Civil War Quilter said...

You really have some wonderful Christmas quilts! What fun it must be to get them out each year to decorate your home. Thanks for sharing them with us!

Elly D said...

Wonderful Christmas quilts LuAnn :)
Thank you for sharing with us.
I have my Christmas Siggies still to be made. You've done a great job with yours. I love how you've set them by colour.

Janarama said...

Your Christmas quilts are just stunning. Such a great collection.

Sarah said...

Love your Christmas quilts! I really want to make the present quilt one day. I'm making Vintage Ornamments this year using Flurry fabrics.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Wow! I just love all those beautiful Christmas quilts! How special to have your grandmother's quilt - truly a treasure!

Happy Holidays!

Vicky said...

What a gorgeous collection of Christmas quilts! Thank you so much for sharing themn with us! You've inspired me!

Pat from Florida said...

Love them all, but especially that first DJ one. Thanks for sharing.

Ellen said...

You have so many gorgeous Christmas quilts - thank you for sharing!

Ellen said...

You have so many gorgeous Christmas quilts - thank you for sharing!

LynCC said...

Oh, wow! What a great collection of Christmas quilts you have. :D I also had to go surfing around your blog to see others, and you have the most marvelous quilts!

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