Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Quilt Exchange

Last week I met with my quilt bee at one of our members home, and what a home it is! Her and her husband built the home several years ago using old barn beams from New England. (there's so much more to this homes story and I'm sure I'm not saying it right but you get the point).
Their tree is beautiful especially with her new antique quilt hanging on the next floor up on the balcony. She just purchased this quilt it's from the late 1800's for $50.00! It is wonderful.
(she's not sharing!)

The quilt doesn't have batting in it, it does have a back though.

All appliqued with a sewing machine.

Another beautiful tree in her balcony.
So last year at our Christmas bee party we put all our names in a hat and each drew one. Whom ever name you drew you make that person a nice size finished lap quilt by our next Christmas party. Of course you had a whole year but most of us (including me) were still sewing at the last minute. But, we all made it and each quilt looked just like the person it was made for. So lets take a look.

Little Deb hiding behind her quilt. Deb loves civil war reproduction fabrics, so she loved this piece made for her by Judy..

A beautiful quilt for Judy made for her by Deb.

Martha with her quilt made for her by Mary.

Beautiful piecing.

Mary with her quilt made for her by Kay.

Wonderful pieced blocks with a great paisley boarder.

I made my friend Kay (who's always cold) a toasty warm flannel quilt.

Close up, most of the flannels looked like wool.

My friend Martha made me this wonderful black, tans and gold batik quilt. I love, love batiks (and of course wool)!

This is a better picture of it at home. You can see it's perfect for my living room.
That was a fun party!

A few years ago all my bee members and I spent the year making our grandchildren/children Christmas quilts. Mary who's already made 10 or more had 2 more to make this year, this is one of them. It's a spit rail fence pattern made with alot of her left over Christmas fabrics.

What makes it so cute is all the outside "logs" are this great white with red and green dot fabric.


Anonymous said...

All the quilts look great! This was a very sweet time of great memories celebrating the Christmas season. We all had a hard time choosing the "right" quilt pattern and fabric for the person we chose, but they all were great! It was a great challenge, everyone agreed to repeat it again in about 10 years or so...we have a very special group of friends to share our needle and thread with. Looking forward to many more years of sewing together and sharing, even our aches and pains. :) Merry Christmas to one and all! Deb C

Deb Hardman said...

Wow, what wonderful quilts everyone made!

  • Deb Hardman
  • Allie Aller
  • Jenny Bowker Cairo