Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Christmas quilts

Last Friday and Saturday my quilt bee had a winter quilt retreat. What a great way to spend time with good friends and get a lot quilting done. This year by Thanksgiving I want to make my 3 youngest grandsons full size Christmas quilts (I made the oldest brother his a few years ago). Not that I'm in the mood for Christmas but I thought I should get started on them. On this first quilt I got all the rows pieced but their not sewed together. This is a older Santa print from Debbie Mumm. I love how it has Santa snow boarding and sledding. This quilt will be for one of the twins.

Close up of the quilt. I love the peppermint pin wheels. I'm thinking about putting a narrow medium green strip between all the rows, not sure.

Mary's making 10 for her great nieces and nephews for next Christmas. This is one of the first tops she has done.

And this is the second.
She had these done before the retreat.

This was a cute snowman quilt Mary made for herself a few years ago. It's a pattern but I not sure by who.


I bought this wonerful Valentines fabric last week and made a few cards to send out to my and my husbands parents, and one to include in the grandsons Valentine package. I simply used blank cards and stamped red dots along the edge. Cut the background fabric and batting and sewed along the edge with gold thread and my sewing machine. Then cut batting and the heart and sewed it on. The batting makes the cards come to life. Playing with the red fabrics is a nice color change on the eyes, It's pretty white here and another major snow storm coming in tonight. Actually I'm very excited about it, I hope we're snowed in tomorrow.


Melodie said...

Love the quilts! Mary is sure ambitious!! The cards are great...(you hang out with Deb too much!)
We got snowed in with the big storm (which I apparently slept thru. I didn't see it snow at all!) The schools were closed Wed. & Thurs. because of the country roads. My son-in-law had to put gas in the truck so he could plow & had to plow himself to the main road!

Anonymous said...

Received your block yesterday. Thank you. We are both working on Christmas quilts. Love your fabrics, of course!! Looked back at old pictures, your grandsons are sure growing up fast. So handsome, of course!!! Donna

Deb H said...

OK, you win! I thnk you are the Ultimate Over-achiever!

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