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CHRISTMAS QUILTS GALORE

CHRISTMAS QUILTS GALORE

At my home, it is time to bring out the nativity collection. And the Christmas quilts galore that generally hide the rest of the year. There are so many patterns and ideas for Christmas quilts. Actually, it can be a bit overwhelming when planning a holiday quilt. But in the interest of keeping this holy season fun and low on stress, I thought I would share some of the Christmas quilts I have made over the years. Come join me…

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A ROAD TRIP AND BEAUTIFUL QUILTS

A ROAD TRIP AND BEAUTIFUL QUILTS

Last week I wanted to be outside in the beautiful day, but I really needed to be cutting the pieces for the mystery quilt cut. The “squirrel” won. Um….how about a road trip and beautiful quilts thrown in. After all, there will not be many of these nice days for much longer. Six Christmas quilts were chosen to go along and get their photos taken. We ended up in Sullivan County, Indiana. My trusty side-kicks (AKA hubby and grand-daughter) are…

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SIMPLE CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPER

SIMPLE CHRISTMAS TABLE TOPPER

Table toppers are easy and quick to make. It is such a nice feeling to make an entire quilted project quickly and have that wonderful warm feeling of “yeah, it is done”. That is how I feel about this Simple Christmas Table Topper. Courthouse Steps pattern is a variation of the ever popular Log Cabin. Making this Simple Christmas Table Topper: Obviously the strips and center squares could be cut the size you need. But I used 2.5″ beige center…

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CHRISTMAS IN PARIS 1985

CHRISTMAS IN PARIS 1985

We lived in Germany for five years during the 1980’s. The short version of this story is that I lost the coin flip and we spent Christmas in Paris 1985 (instead of Rome). It was certainly exciting to be in Paris, and we saw all the tourist places during those five days (Arc de Triomphe, Norte Dame, the Louvre Museum, Versailles, Eiffel Tower, etc.). Not to mention walking around downtown and getting lost. Or that my husband got food poisoning….

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CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt)

CHRISTMAS ANGELS (or a cheater block quilt) is a super quick quilt of pre-printed angel blocks and a pretty poinsettia print. I cut the 8 pre-printed blocks apart and added the poinsettia print cut to the same size as the printed blocks (either 12″ or 14″ – at this point I forgot and my quilting scrapbook does not say either) so that the two prints alternated making a top 3 blocks by 5 blocks. After sewing the blocks were together,…

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CHRISTMAS CARDINALS WALL HANGING

CHRISTMAS CARDINALS WALL HANGING

I found this “cheater” panel and the matching cardinal fabric at Paducah one year, and just had to make something for Christmas from it. This cute Christmas Cardinals wall hanging was just fun to make. It could have been much quicker if I had not gotten distracted with other quilting projects. I started out with the center panel, added some leftover pieced squares, then a border in red. The outside border is the coordinating cardinal fabric. The machine quilting is…

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LETTUCE BE BERRY CHRISTMAS QUILT

LETTUCE BE BERRY CHRISTMAS QUILT

Lettuce Be Berry Christmas Quilt – it is not the average Christmas quilt. This top was sewn together in a day and a half while on my annual trip to Maine in Sept. 2014. It is named for the lettuce and berry fabrics in it. When I decided to make this quilt, I was looking for fabrics that read “red” or “green”, not the theme of the fabric. The center blocks and inside border are a solid black with gold…

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GRANDMA CAME FOR CHRISTMAS (hand quilted)

GRANDMA CAME FOR CHRISTMAS (hand quilted)

GRANDMA CAME FOR CHRISTMAS – The last time grandma and I went fabric shopping together, she told me that I didn’t have to buy scraps (I was buying 1/4 yd. pieces of Christmas fabric) because she had plenty and would be glad to share. I pieced the center 16 Log Cabin blocks in 1988 while living in West Germany. The red center block is 2.5″ and the logs are 1.5″ in width when cut. I used green and red scraps…

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