Thursday, December 25, 2014

A Christmas Quilt for Christmas

For decades I've said I'd probably never make a Christmas quilt because a quilt and all the effort that goes into need a longer time to be used than just a few weeks.  Then I came across these panels, grabbed some fabrics from my stash, and started this quilt.
 (Someday I hope to have a better place to photograph quilts.)
 Of course, what drew me to the panels was the fact that they include so many teals and blues, and just a hint of red.

 I thought the little bits of red would encourage me to leave it out during the usually bleak winter months.
 Since I bought this gray "Winter Solstice" Hoffman fabric probably 20 years ago (before they started adding dates to the selvage edge), I was surprised to realize the grays have a hint of teal; never noticed that until it sat next to all the teals I pulled from my stash.
 It's a directional fabric so I cut the borders accordingly.
I'm hoping to get it layered and, hopefully, even start quilting before the day is over.  Of course, I'm hoping to knit, and still have some Christmas cooking to do.
A friend snapped a picture of us at the Christmas Eve service last night. The College Girl was all sparkly, inside and out!

Merry Christmas,
and happy quilting and knitting,


Quilting Babcia said...

Nice quilt, beautiful picture of you and your college girl! Merry Christmas!

Needled Mom said...

What a sweet picture of the two of you.

That is such a pretty quilt. The panels almost look like an embroidery design.

Missy Shay said...

I love the colors in your quilt and it is definitely a quilt to be left out all winter

O'Quilts said...

All great just like it is supposed to be:)

LuAnn said...

I love the quilt and think it looks cheerful for the winter months ahead.

bunbear said...

love the little quilt and what a great picture of you two beautiful ladies! hope you had a wonderful holiday!

DragonPoodle said...

Lovely daughter! I love red and teal together and it is one of the 999,999 ideas in my future quilting plans.

I read your blog all the time but nothing seems to work right on my iPad, so I only comment when I am on my "real" computer!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute picture of the 2 of you. I made a Christmas quilt, years ago. It never gets put up.

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