I love sewing and creating quilts. Now I can quilt with pure joy because years back I made custom quilts for clients. It became too much stress and the joy faded so I stopped making them. The bug resurfaced this year and I made two quilts for friends. This inspired me to pull out from storage one of the Christmas quilts I made for myself a few years back for my breakfast table.
Using Christmas traditional colors in red, green and gold, it’s small, only 45 inch square because I made it with scrap fabrics from other orders. This quilt block is called Drunkards Path. Ain’t that a hoot!! Is the name trying to tell me something? 🙂 But this quilt block has hundreds of variations in its design, it’s amazing. (Check out Pinterest and search Drunkard’s Path). It’s very easy to make because you are only using 2 pattern shapes. Just arrange the block squares as you wish.
The quilting pattern are swirls, my favorite. And the reverse is a solid gold.
Pulled out my reindeer napkins and some of the Christmas items I used from last year. No formal place settings for breakfast. Breakfast here is coffee, juice, fruit, bagel and Go. Now our little breakfast area can welcome the holidays.
Have you heard of the quilt block called The New York Beauty? This is my all time favorite quilt block. I think I made them in my sleep. And it’s the two I did this year. Using only Christmas traditional colors in Red Green and Gold.
The method is paper piecing. Looks confusing but really not. I used over 22 different fabric prints and the back is solid black. Notice the Christmas butterfly in the center? 🙂 Right now my New York Beauty has been hanging out in my morning/sun room for approx. 5 years. I don’t take it down, but it may change from wall to wall. 🙂 But I’ve always imagined hanging it framed over a mantel. Picture courtesy of Pinterest Picture courtesy of Pinterest.
I think I may have to create a mantel. 🙂
This one I did 3 years ago from a pattern by “Another by Anita” and donated it for a charity event auction. Believe it or not, this took more time than the New York Beauty. And it’s all cut out appliques. Each little piece is individual and each piece does not touch the other. The green background fabric is the veins between each piece. I drank lots of coffee on this one.
I love seeing quilts during the Christmas holiday season. To me, they give the feeling of a Grandmother’s hug. Love, soft, safe and always welcome. Do you like quilts? I’ll be showing more of my quilts, old and new, now that the bug has hit again. It’s time to finish decorating for the holidays…….Until then, sew, create and enjoy loving your home.