Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Quilts Past

I'm slowly working on putting up the Christmas decorations here on Main Street.  The quilts were the first to come out and gave me an idea, since I don't have any quilt-making progress to show off this week, of showing you some of the Christmas quilts I made in the BB era (Before Blogging).

This is one of my early quilts and the first Christmas quilt I made.  The pattern was from an issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine, in the mid-90's.  I was not able to find it on the magazine's website.  It is very easy and you can make it as scrappy as you want to.  I  used a single fabric for all the stars and another single fabric for the outermost rectangles; the inner squares and rectangles are real mix of mostly Hoffman Christmas prints. 

I didn't yet know about the longarm quilting industry so was hand quilting every quilt I made.  I used masking tape to mark straight lines in a cross-hatch pattern. 

I liked this quilt so much, I made it two more times.  My second version was a throw size that I gave to my mother and the third fits our queen size bed; it is there now.



Kyle said...

I've always likeld that pattern. It makes a great quilt for showcasing Christmas fabrics.

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful! I love the idea of having Christmas quilts on the beds -- I just don't have any. You lucky girl!!!

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Love it! It is a good quilt to make with charm squares. I love your hand quilting, much nicer than long armed stuff. Yours is real quilting!

Sarah said...

Love that pattern. Looks great in Christmas colours.