My Christmas Quilts

Bonnie at Quiltville is hosting a link up today of Christmas quilts. I have a few to share with you today. I will go from gorgeous to horror so you’ve been warned!

First is this lovely antique quilt I purchased at an estate sale last summer.

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At some point, it was rebound in an unfortunate orange red. Someday I would like to redo that but it is low on the priority list. Here are some closeups.

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This next quilt was one of the first that I quilted on my first long arm machine. I don’t remember the fabric line but this started life as a fat quarter bundle that Mr. Wonderful bought for me. I love that it is Christmas without being in your face Santa stuff.

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This last one was made a long time ago, as in nearly 20 years ago. It is pretty scary from a technique standpoint. It is one in my series of PMS quilts. The blocks themselves are not bad (they came from a guild block exchange) but I was clearly having a bad day when I pieced it.

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You may think it is a poor photo causing this hot mess to look crooked. Actually, it is the miracle of photography making it look this good. I think it is a good 2″ longer on one side. These rows run downhill at such a slant, it is a wonder they haven’t slid right off the quilt. I remember the frustration and hormonal cloud during the piecing. I whacked things off to make them fit. I added pieces where things looked too short. I just wanted a finish, you know? Anyway, my kids loved it and every year, this bit of humility hangs in my bathroom during the Christmas season. No closeups on this one. I wouldn’t do that to you.

Check out all the other Christmas quilts over at Quiltville.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to My Christmas Quilts

  1. I can see why you had to purchase the old quilt – it is so bold and beautiful! As for the quilt your children love, it goes to show that the memories wrapped up in quilts are far more important than the accuracy of the workmanship! Don’t spend time looking at the faults (you’ll be the only one who does!) remember who loves it!
    Happy Christmas!
    Allison

  2. Janet says:

    That antique quilt is incredible. I love, love that the 2 side borders aren’t exactly the same. I’d never be brave enough to do it myself. You must just love displaying it at Christmas!

  3. Lu Ann says:

    Thanks for sharing all of your quilts. I enjoy your blog postings and thank you for all of the time that you put into sharing with us all. Merry Christmas, Katy,

  4. Kathy says:

    I agree with Allison … that quilt is a perfect reminder that our quilt recipients worry a whole lot less than we do about the imperfections in our quilts.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. These are a great metaphor of how people can have very different traditions and yet they are all part of Christmas.

  6. That antique quilt is beautiful! I don’t think your last one is bad! I kinda like it ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Barb Vedder says:

    Beautiful Christmas quilts!!

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