Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Quilt Show

There's a Christmas Quilt Show going on over at Michele Hester's:  http://www.quilting-tutorials.blogspot.com/p/2012-christmas-quilt-show.html
.  Have wanted to join this for a couple years but never remember to get it done.  This year I saw an email about it, so decided to add my quilt from a year or so ago.  I found a book with over 300 block ideas for Christmas and made a lot of blocks from those pictures and directions; also made some extras found online or made up such as the candy cane one.
Finished quilt...obviously not symmetrical, but it's how it came together considering all the different sized blocks I ended up with!!  The three large red squares have Christmas sayings, plus the red border and dividing pieces have some wording on them--like my grandchildren's names.
Backing--just kept growing and growing with scraps I had left over.

Got a Kate Spain Christmas fabric layer cake in 2010 I think and had lots of fun making up blocks. Most are from a book already mentioned on here: 301 Country Christmas Quilt Blocks by Cheri Saffiote, printed 2002.

One of my absolute favorite squares.
Made several star blocks using fussy-cut pieces for centers.
Love this little angel block.  Ended up making a lot of blocks and have several left overs
need to make into something small.
My daughter says this is her favorite...he's pretty cute I think, too.
http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7854712989797547840#editor/target=post;postID=1843900617486082048
  shows several of the blocks sewn into sections.

Enjoy the festival.  And have a wonderful Christmas season.

36 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a great Christmas quilt - love all the thought into each block as it grew. The way you used the strip piecing for the angel is a great idea. Thank you for sharing and joining in.

LethargicLass said...

you can tell a lot of love was put into this :)

Nina Marie said...

ohhh a sampler Christmas quilt - lovely! I love the magi square too!

CJ Tinkle said...

That's a wonderful quilt, I love the santa block!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that santa star!

Barbara said...

This is just charming. Love what you did with the back too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love it!! great blocks

whistlebet57 said...

Great Job. Very nice. Elizabeth

Nanbon44 said...

lovely

Mary said...

I like the Santa Star too. I have a fabric with a Santa Star on it in my 'Blue Christmas' Lone Star that I almost put in this Online show. Nice to see all the fun blocks up-close.

Eunique said...

Love all the blocks, especially the shepard. Very nice!

LynCC said...

You have some really cool blocks in there. Yeah, I love that shepherd best of all - but the Santa star makes me smile. :D

Dana Gaffney said...

It's wonderful, I like that it's not symmetrical, that just adds to it's charm. Thanks.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Lovely quilt!! I love scrappy backings to them! And I love your santa block - very cool!

Barb said...

What a fun quilt!

Lesley said...

What a wonderful idea! Love each and every block...you have a Christmas legacy!

Ruth said...

Love your quilt. I really like the way you have set the blocks.

Belinda said...

That's really nice!

Carla said...

Your quilt is darling. Love the sheep block ; )

Karen said...

Great idea with all the blocks. Your quilt is lovely.

Quilting Hottie said...

So much fun. I love your colors, too!

Needled Mom said...

I think I would have a lot of favorites in there. It is wonderful.

Sheila said...

Wonderful quilt and I like how you were able to combine so many different sizes of blocks and make it look terrific!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fantastic quilt entry, so glad you joined in this year! :)

Shannon said...

Love that shepherd sheep blocks. I'm a sucker for animals at the nativity. The quilt is lovely1

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Nice work...fun projects!

Hilachas said...

What a great job you did on your quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

What a great quilt....loving that Santa....looks a little like me with skinny wrist and ankles, but nothing else.....giggle.

Eileen said...

Festive quilt!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty! I'm in agreement with your daughter, that star Santa is adorable.

Christine M said...

Gorgeous quilt. I love that Shepherd and sheep block too.

Linda said...

JUST SO NEAT - LOVE THE SHEPHERD+SHEEP! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Patricia said...

What a fun Christmas quilt!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

A great Christmas quilt

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

A great Christmas quilt

shez said...

very nice,well done.xx