Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Quilts All Through The House

Now that the painting job is finished in our living room and dining room, I can get the rooms decorated for Christmas. I started by spreading the Christmas quilts around.

If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you may recall my stated wish to have enough Christmas quilts to replace the everyday quilts on the upstairs landing.

 
Due to the large size of the lower quilt, I've achieved that goal, though that does not mean I will stop making Christmas quilts, oh no!  I have several more in mind.
 

 
By the way, the quilt on the upper left is from the patten Brand New Day from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.  The lower quilt is also from a Miss Rosie pattern but I can't remember the name.  The quilt on the upper right is a log cabin, made without a pattern.
 
Christmas Stars and Christmas Ribbons (from pattern Ruby's Ribbon Box by Little Louise Designs) are in the living room.
 

 
And my novice effort with wool is hanging nearby.


And one of my earliest quilts is on our bed.  The pattern was in an issue of American Patchwork & Quilting about 10 years ago.  I made this back before I knew about longarm quilters for hire so I hand quilted it - a long term project! 

 
All of the stars are the same snowflake print and the backgrounds are very, very scrappy.  At the time, I did not have the extensive stash I have now, so I had to buy a lot of fat quarters and quarter yard cuts to get the scrappy look. I used a lot of Hoffman prints because at the time, they were making the most gorgeous prints with flowers and leaves.  I had a lot left over so I made a smaller version for my mother,  She puts her quilt on the back of a red couch in her family room during the Christmas season. 
 
 
No tree yet but it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
 
 
 

7 comments:

Mary said...

Cathy, I love your Christmas quilts! The one with the big white starts is so pretty and actually looks fairly easy. But my favorite thing is the quilted holly and berries in the previous post. Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

True beauties! I enjoyed making several Christmas themed quilts this year.

straythreads said...

gorgeous Christmas quilts and the pastels heavy sigh are to die for.
Ann

Sue said...

Just love all of your Christmas quilts ! Looks like you are all ready for Christmas now !

Jan said...

Both displays looks so pretty. I've always wanted to make a version of the star quilt that you have on your bed.

Angie said...

Your quilts are all so gorgeous---I would really like to have a star quilt like yours on the bed.

Nicole said...

Our star Christmas quilts are practically identical! I love how you used so many pretty Hoffman prints in yours.