Holiday Favorites Blog Hop!

Welcome to my little corner of the blogging universe! I’m so glad you are here! It is my turn to share some of my holiday favorites with all of you.

I love going through my quilts and pulling out new ones to decorate with, especially at Christmas. Here are some that I am using this season. As you walk in the front door, you will see this quilt. No, I didn’t make this! We bought it when we visited Hawaii.

It’s hard to get a straight shot where it’s hanging.

This is my family room where we spend most of our time at home. The quilt on the couch was purchased in an antique shop. It’s in good, sturdy condition. Yes, we use it to snuggle up while watching TV! The string quilt isn’t exactly Christmas, but it’s a gift I made myself from my dad’s shirts. It will always be out.

The vintage 9 patch under the tree was given to me by a precious friend. I use it every year as a tree skirt.

This is the other end of my family room.

The quilt on the rack in the corner, is an antique top that I hand quilted. The small bow tie on the table was also a vintage top that I hand quilted.

Here is another vintage quilt that I purchased. I love how worn and soft it is. I need a vintage hanger for that vintage baby dress, but I love having it out on display.

A few years ago, I moved the dining table to the family room and turned the dining room into a play room for the grandkids. This quilt was made during Lori’s Palmateer Pointe Quilt Along.

Here is my guest room. Another very old quilt on the bed, and another quilt along quilt on the doll bed.

The red and green in these blocks make me think of Christmas! I do take this fragile beauty off when we actually need the bed for guests.

And now it is time to share a favorite story with you regarding this horribly pieced, rather ugly Christmas quilt. 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? For years I called this my PMS quilt. Anyway, my kids loved it and every year, this bit of humility hung in my bathroom during the Christmas season. No closeups on this one. I wouldn’t do that to you.

A few years ago, Daughter #3 told me how much she loved this and I gave it to her. A few days later, I received this text from Daughter #1.

Unbelievable, the worst quilt I ever made, was apparently the family favorite! Daughter #1 got her own Christmas quilt that year.

And that is my favorite Christmas quilt story. It still makes me smile.

Have a wonderful day and please checkout the other blogs participating on the schedule below!

Dec 9- Humble Quilts, Lori,

Dec 10 KatyQuilts ,

Dec 11 Beth

Dec 12 Diane-

Dec 13 -Timeless Reflections. Kyle.

Dec 14 Kelly

Dec 15 Juliann –

Dec 16 Knitty Quilter -

Dec 17 Lizzy

Dec 18 Barb,

Dec 19 Judy

Dec 20- Kevin,

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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31 Responses to Holiday Favorites Blog Hop!

  1. Sherry Steven says:

    So many lovely quilts. I am a beginner when it comes to quilted items to decorate with. I love the story about the “bathroom quilt” . My girls would probably react in a similar way. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sharon says:

    I love the story of the bathroom quilt. I finished a bin of tops/scraps/blocks for a non quilter last year. She questioned herself as to why she was spending the $$ on this “old stuff” and noted her daughters wanted nothing to do with this box of old stuff. After finishing and returning to her, she called and told me her daughters are now fighting over the finished pieces. I explained,”quilts are much nicer than a box of old wrinkled blocks”! I love your red/white 1/2 sq quilt, it’s charming.

  3. Nann says:

    I’m late to the blog hop! Your Christmas quilts are lovely, Katy.

  4. Judy Hansen says:

    Nice post. I tried to comment before so if this posts twice, please forgive me. I have a lovely wooden child’s hanger that I would like to gift to you to hang your little dress on. Please send me your mailing address privately and I will send it to you. I’m starting to decorate for Christmas but am not ready yet. Thanks for participating in Lori’s blog hop

  5. farmquilter says:

    Anyone coming to your home would know that a quilter lived there!! All your quilts are magnificent!! I love that your kids love your “humility” quilt!! It looks just great in the picture! We are definitely our own harshest critics.

  6. audrey says:

    Your Hawaiian quilt is magnificent! Love the story of your humble bathroom quilt. Makes me smile.:)

  7. Juliann says:

    I love all the red and white. So pretty.

  8. anudge says:

    I’m really liking this blog along – thanks, Lori! Katy, your house is lovely with all the quilts you have out. So funny story about your bathroom quilt. I hope you made another just like it for your other daughter. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Janet Young says:

    Love the story. Your hibiscus quilt is beautiful. Your home is lovely. The antique quilts are displayed beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Sue says:

    Hi Katy, you have some really beautiful quilts there, I love them all. Thanks for showing us around your lovely home and inspiring me to start now and have a beautiful Christmas quilt all ready for next yesr🎄🎄.

  11. Your quilts are beautiful, the Hawaiian applique is perfect in your front hall. I too have some vintage quilts and love to display them. Thank you for sharing!

  12. Sue Hoover says:

    Beautiful quilty Christmas displays. Love how you hand quilted so many antique finds. The piecers are probably so thrilled to know that their love has mixed with yours! Merry Christmas!

  13. Yvonne says:

    Your house looks so cozy, love all the quilts. And I love you use the old ones too. Your guest room looks so inviting!

  14. AWESOME collection of Holiday quilts!! SEW sweet that your daughter’s BOTH wanted your “Hot Mess” from the bathroom wall. That quilt must not be as bad as you make it sound!

  15. Tami Von Zalez says:

    So cute, your kids fighting over the “ugly” quilt. I have only made one Christmas quilt. It takes me so long to complete projects that a Christmas-themed one would extend into July and I would be sick of it. There is one on my Just Love It but don’t have the experience level list – a peppermint candy quilt. I put the link below when I highlighted it on my blog.

  16. Krissy Butorac says:

    Love everything of course. Your Christmas Quilt story is wonderful. I feel better knowing that you are in fact a human capable of making mistakes. Maybe now I can be less hard on myself about the ones I make. Your girls aren’t fighting over the quilt with mistakes, they are fighting over who gets the memories. The richest person in the world can’t buy sentiment. It’s earned. The bathroom quilt is a fine example of that. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Debby says:

    Thank you!! Love your quilts and how you have displayed them in your beautiful home. Makes me want to see more of your collection and what happens in each room throughout the year!!

  18. Candee says:

    Love the bathroom quilt story! Your home and quilts are beautiful. Looks very inviting for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

  19. I too love the “unloveable” PMS quilt! I have lots of those laying around in a messy unfinished state!

  20. Sandi says:

    I love seeing your quilts decorating your house. Everything is so pretty. I love the story of the bathroom quilt, that is precious. Hugs,

  21. Carla J says:

    Katy, thank you for having us into your home. Beautiful home and quilts. I do love the bathroom quilt and it’s story.

  22. Haha!! Wait, that really is from Doris!! Oh my goodness, I thought I mistyped. Now I don’t know if my comments are going through or not.

  23. LoriD@Humblequilts says:

    I guess its still a little early- The comment above from Doris, is actually LORI!! LOL

  24. LoriD says:

    I am dying of laughter!! The bathroom Christmas quilt?!!!
    Love the antique on the bed- wow! That quilting. Actually I love your home and all your Christmas quilts and patriotic touches.

  25. Kyle says:

    Your home is beautifully decorated. I like how you have mixed the vintage and the new together. The Bathroom Quilt will probably always be a family favorite! Thanks for sharing. I might have to make a red and white nine patch for a tree skirt. Great idea.

  26. How sweet! We treasure memories!

  27. Thanks for sharing your lovely home and the adorable Christmas quilt story!

  28. Thank you for allowing us bloggers to enter your lovely home! Loved seeing all your Christmas quilts on display especially the Hawaiian quilt in your entryway. It’s a beauty! I enjoyed your story, too. It made me smile 🙂

  29. Sharon Browne says:

    Your quilt displays are wonderful and your home is gorgeous! I never knew about squaring up blocks or checking seam allowances either. Some of my original patchwork is embarrassing for, even me, to look at now. I am trying to finish an old WIP right now and the blocks are not symmetrical at all, which is why I had originally packed it away. I bet we are not the only ones to have this happen.

  30. Pat in WNY says:

    So fun to see how others display their quilts. And a great story about your “bathroom quilt” too. It’s always amazing what kids remember and cherish that they seemed to ignore while they were young. Guess they really were paying attention.

  31. Doris says:

    Isn’t it funny what sticks in the minds of kids. I have one of those longer on one side than the other quilts. Who knew back then about squaring blocks!

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