This one is probably my favorite. I made it in 2007 from blocks I received in a quilt guild row-robin. Each person in the group made a row using the Christmas fabric I had provided. When I got it back I didn't love it. Naturally, there was only one thing to do - take it apart and put it back together in a different layout. It took a lot of imagination to come up with this plan, and I had to add the piano key border make it more balanced. It's about 47" by 57". I call it "Christmas Hodge-Podge" and it's the perfect snuggle quilt!
In 2004 some friends and I exchanged 5" squares of Christmas fabrics and I used mine to make this 33" by 34" Tumblers quilt. (There I go again - adding appliquéd holly and stars in the border to make it my own!)
I love how it looks draped over the chair next to the chair with my snuggle quilt!
I started this one at a retreat in 2001. I had to spruce up the negative space with some appliquéd and embroidered poinsettias. You know I can't just make a pattern the way someone else says I should! This quilt is about 44" square.....
..... and makes a great table topper!
When my son was setting up his own home in 2002 I made a tree skirt using a pattern from American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine for him.
I also made him this little snowman wall-hanging from a McCalls Quilting Magazine pattern. It was one of the few times I worked with homespuns, and I really like how it turned out.
The third thing I made for him is this 28" by 43" wall-hanging called "Cranberry Township" from Quiltmaker Magazine. Like all the quilts above it's hand-quilted!
About the time he was turning 5 years old our grandson, Gavin, asked me to make a quilt for his stuffed kitty. He specifically asked for candy cane fabric. Lo and behold I had some in my stash! This little quilt is only 14" square .....
..... and just the right size!
In 2008 when our grandson, Aidan, needed a Christmas stocking, I found the perfect pattern in the 2002 issue of Quilt It For Christmas. I used some lame' fabrics in Christmas colors along with a few cotton prints and appliquéd his name and some gold stars to make it extra special.
I really hope you've enjoyed this Christmas Show and Tell. I sure had fun putting it together!