Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Christmas Quilts -

I love my Christmas quilts!  Most of them have lovely memories attached that involve my sweet quilting friends so they are extra special to me.  I think my very favorite is this lap quilt.
This quilt was made in the early 90's when I was part of a small group of quilters that got together every week to sew for a few hours.  We thought it would be fun to create a sampler quilt, so we each chose our own theme - a couple of us did Christmas quilts - and we took turns teaching each other a block.  It was a lot of fun, and we all had a wonderful time sharing tips and encouraging each other as we made the blocks.  It is hand quilted, using red thread in a fan pattern.  I used a lightweight poly batting in it so it is lightweight and soft.

Whenever I get it out I remember the happy hours of stitching with friends - we really had fun!  It was really my first taste of teaching and I loved encouraging and sharing with the other ladies.  I think that the center block and the tree were my contributions.  Isn't that bow block cute?  Kelly was the drunkards path block - one of her favorite quilt designs.  And I am sure that the top right corner was by Liz - I believe it's called Jack in the Box.

Last night I put my Christmas quilt on my bed.  This is another group quilt, a round robin.  I love it - the center block was done by me as well as the final border.  I hand quilted this one as well. I rounded the corners on this quilt, and I love the way it hangs on the bed.
I need to get busy and get the rest of my Christmas quilts out to enjoy!  We are getting ready to put a new laminate floor in my dining room, so it's kind of interfering with my decorating plans, but we'll get there.  Maybe tomorrow :)  At least today I got this post done for the 31 Day Blogging Challenge!

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