Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Quilts, Maybe Some Birds, Plenty of Presents, Garland On The Ground, and A Show!

 Quilters from around the world are participating in a Christmas Quilt Show that Darlene is having on her blog, SewCalGal. The show runs from November 28 through December 2nd, so you still have a few days to run over and check out a wonderful selection of both Christmas and winter themed quilts!  

Cozy Christmas from Love Of Quilting Magazine December 2002

This scrappy Christmas quilt that I'm entering in the show came from a pattern in a Fons and Porter magazine years ago.  As soon as I saw this pattern on the cover, I knew I had to make it.  It went on that 'projects to be tackled someday' list and really stuck in my head as one that needed to be in my house!  A few years later I got the courage to get started on it and the fabric selection began!  I still love the fabrics in this quilt, and there are lots of them!  I wasn't thrilled with the only appropriate fabric I found for the center of some of the blocks, because there were birds on it.  I just wasn't loving the birds on this particular fabric, in this particular quilt.  Luckily, I found that I could fussy cut the fabric enough to either cut out the birds totally, or cut out enough so you wouldn't notice it was part of a bird.  Is everyone trying to find birds in this quilt now?   



Plenty Of Presents!

My next quilt for the show is another favorite of mine.  It's very different than the last one I showed you, with more of a modern, whimsical look to it.  I always love getting it out for a fun filled Christmas!   The pattern is called It's A Wrap by Pieces From My Heart and it's on my list to make again one day with lively, bright fabrics, maybe with a black background, for a birthday themed quilt! I think that would be lots of fun!  Another one for that ever growing 'projects to be tackled someday' list!  I'm sure I'm not the only one with that list.  It gives us a fantastic.....at times fantastically long......list of quilts to plan and dream about making someday!

Go enjoy the show!

Well, I'm off to Target to get more adhesive hooks to hang a lit evergreen garland around our front door.  I lost count of the number of times it fell down last night when we were trying to put it up.  My son tells me it was three times. Well, now we are on the fourth try and apparently I need to kick it up a notch to get it to stay up!  I'll let you know how it goes.  I'm sure it looked lovely last night as it was half on and half off the front door.  The neighbors were surely wondering what was going on.  The decorations seem to be rebelling this year, including our new tree.  More on that later once I get this garland to stay up! 

54 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Glad to see you made it. Two lovely quilts, but I really love the presents!

Izzy said...

Love the presents, so cute, but the other Christmas quilt is really beautiful... And I couldn't find any birds! :-)

Linda said...

I LOVE both quilts. My favorites too. :-)

Lois Evensen said...

I just LOVE the Christmas quilts. Really, really wonderful!

Snoodles said...

LOL I couldn't find any birds...but I love both of your quilts!

Joanna said...

Both quilts are very pretty and perfect for the season.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I love both of them but the presents is my favorite! I like the idea of brights and black. I may have to borrow that idea. ;)

Vivian said...

Liked the first one and then saw the presents quilt. Just love it.

Sue Daurio said...

They are both really pretty, but the presents one is just adorable

Sonia said...

Beautiful quilts!

God bless and keep you,
Sonia

SewCalGal said...

Love your Christmas Quilts. I so hope to make a Christmas Presents quilt wallhanging for next year. Love yours.

Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Dandelion Quilts said...

Beautiful quilts and i enjoyed the background stories very much.

Joyful Quilter said...

I love the scrap quilt. How nice to actually make not one but TWO quilts that were on your "list".

Kelli said...

I love scrap quilts, and that one is gorgeous!

Christine M said...

Both quilts are lovely.

Wilma NC said...

I love presents. And your quilts too, lol.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Two very lovely quilts Michele! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sandy said...

Love those! Thanks for sharing!=)

Needled Mom said...

Both quilts are gorgeous. What nice Christmas decorating they must make.

I hear ya about hanging garland. It's a job I always hate.

LynCC said...

Both of your quilts are so fun! I really love the Fons & Porter scrappy quilt.

Carrie P. said...

OH, great entries. I just love them both. I especially love the fun Christmas present quilt.

sew.darn.quilt said...

A couple of real beauties!

Carolyn

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Thanks for sharing! I posted a quilt of one BIG present, after seeing yours, I am inspired to try some little presents!!!!!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the two of them!

Julimond said...

gorgeous

Karen said...

Both quilts are delightful. They wil add a lovely festive touch to your home.

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilts, thanks for sharing

Mrs.Pickles said...

very nice!

Mary said...

too many quilts to make on my list this Year... it's going to be hard to choose.

Becky said...

I think I have that pattern from Fons and Porter magazine. You did a wonderful job with your quilt. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Ivory Spring said...

Your Christmas quilts are SO pretty!

Donna~~ said...

Your quilts are both lovely! Clever of you to fussy cut the birds out. And it's a neat idea to make the present quilt in different colors!

Teresa said...

Lovely quilts, hard to chhose between them

Judi said...

Wow! Stunning quilts. Great colors!!

Rachel said...

They're both gorgeous!

Jen said...

Love it! Very scrappy and cheerful!

Laurel said...

i like both quilts - and i couldn't find any birds!

Rachel said...

Awesome quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW what great quilts!!

Janet said...

Two very lovely quilts! I couldn't see a single bird anywhere....

Michele Hester said...

Very fun! Thank you for sharing it!

What Comes Next? said...

lovely Christmas quilts!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Two wonderful Xmas quilts.I love the second one. So bright and cheerful.

Heather said...

I love both your quilts. They are so different but both are delightful.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Plenty of presents, so little time to quilt! I love both of your quilts - double the fun!

Sally said...

Both of your quilts are just great and cheerful.
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Michele said...

I'm trying to comment on all of the quilts entered in tne show and here I am at my own! LOL!! I'm really enjoying looking at all of the wonderful quilts. Okay, 81 down and.....hold on let me do the math.....and 23 left to go!

KOcanQuilt said...

I love both of your quilts. I like the muted colors in the first one. Great idea to fussy cut the centers so you could use the fabric.

maggie said...

Wonderful entries! Good job!

Michelle said...

WOW! They both are amazing!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Linda in Calif. said...

Totally awesome Fons and Porter quilt. I can see why you just had to make it!!

Megan said...

Wow, that first quilt looks like a LOT of pressing! Good luck wrangling your Christmas decorations into submission ;)

Houseelf said...

Your Cosy Christmas is wonderful. Yes I did try and look for the birds. LOL

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Your pie crust looks amazing- and that is from someone who doesn't eat pastry!

Threeundertwo said...

This is so inspiring. The Cozy Christmas quilt has been on my list forever and I'm still dithering around with the fabric choices, but I've started cutting it now. I searched around for inspiration pictures and found yours. Just beautiful!