Friday, December 2, 2016

christmas is coming...


Christmas is coming and my beloved M. pointed out that I am the only quilter he's knows who has never made a holiday quilt. I've pulled out some gifted Cotton & Steel Tinsel and a few shirtings to make him one. We'll see whether it ends up for napping on the sofa or sleeping on our bed. The size will be dictated by ever diminishing free time and patience:)

It's a really easy pattern. You take 5" squares and cut half of them in half. Snowball those rectangles and make matching cornerstones out of 2 1/2" squares. Stars emerge at the intersections. This pattern has been around for years. It is simple to sew and very visually effective. There are many written tutorials but MSQC posted a great video one here...

Hope it will be a nice surprise. M. LOVES Christmas. Normally fairly restrained, if he had his way our home would look like this one...


And so the happy season begins where the dining room table is in a constant state of this:


With the end result of these! Is everyone else gearing up for their holidays?


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  1. Thanks for the tutorial. 😊 I may try to work some of these into the list.😊

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    1. It's one of those patterns that really takes on the character of the prints you use. I'd like to make a blue & white one like a Portuguese tiled floor. Let me know what you make:)

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  2. You'll be relieved to know that in spite of many years of quilting, I have not yet made a Christmas quilt. I did acquire 6 yards of a stunning Martha Negley poinsettia print several years ago, which will make a beautiful back, but so far the top lives only in dreamland.

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    1. Well It's good to know I'm in such talented company:)

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  3. Lol I only have one Christmas quilt and it was an accidental one. You'll have great fun bringing this one out for the holidays.:)

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    1. You have to explain the "accidental" part of your Christmas quilt ?! LOL

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