Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Few More Christmas Quilts

Christmas snuck up on me!  I wanted to get these pictures posted earlier, but suddenly Christmas is less than a week away!  If I waited much longer to get these posted, everyone is going to be way more interested in taking the decorations down than looking at Christmas quilts.  Some years, when Christmas is over I can't get the decorations down fast enough to start fresh in the new year.  I'm excited to get the decorations up and I'm excited about taking them down.  Funny how that works, isn't it?  This year it seems like the season has gone by quickly, but we do have about a week left, so I'm getting way ahead of myself!  I still have gifts to wrap, okay and a few to buy....Yikes!..... and cookies to bake!

I love this quilt!  It is one of my favorites. It came from a Fons and Porter magazine years ago.  Lots of points, but so worth it!  It was on my list of projects to start on for a long time until I felt like I need to take on a bigger project. This quilt was just what I was looking for.   

This closeup kind of shows the quilting.  The lighting in the house isn't the best, but it was just too big to take outside on a cold, windy day.  I just meandered, but it is a huge quilt! I squeezed it through my Bernina 440. Now that I have an 820 I don't know how I ever fit big quilts through a smaller machine!

Red Sky at Night is another Fons and Porter Magazine pattern.  More triangles and points!  Its not really Christmas, but I usually get it out now  because I love to add more reds to my house during the holidays, then keep them up through Valentines Day.
 
The kids are out of school now after a busy last week.  Sports banquets, teacher luncheons, class breakfasts, class parties....now I need a vacation!  More time to quilt!

6 comments:

Allyson said...

I love this quilt. I have this pattern bookmarked on my "someday" list and I have a stack of fabrics I'm holding specifically for this quilt. Yours is gorgeous. It's so inviting looking.

The Red Sky at Night is certainly cheery. I see why you pull it out at Christmas.

Quilt Hollow said...

So pretty! I don't have many Christmas quilts....I be fun to have this one out this time of year!
Merry Christmas!!

Izzy said...

I love that Christmas quilt... it is absolutely gorgeous! I actually haven't made any Christmas quilts yet. I'm thinking I might change that for next year! :-)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your Christmas quilt - beautiful!

Ann said...

Such a beautiful Christmas quilt!
I really like this pattern.

And thank you for visiting my blog :)

Leah said...

Wow, your Christmas quilt is lovely!