Friday, December 19, 2008

The quilts of Christmas Past

A couple of quilts from past Christmases.

I replace the Sunflower quilt on the weird landing with this log-cabin quilt at Christmas time and leave it up until spring or summer when I put the sunflower one back up. (Until I finally make something new and exciting to fit this space.)

The quilt on the couch is one I made for the store a couple of years ago from Moda's Mistletoe Manor by Three Sisters. It's pretty scrappy. We had over 50 different fabrics from the collection and I tried to incorporate them all.
As I pulled this quilt out again this year, I still really liked the colors. I really love the brown in there.
Here's the back.
And a close-up of the print on the back. I've since used this in another quilt too. But it's not finished. Maybe next year.
This is the one that stayed at the store. (Sorry about the bad picture.) We used different borders to show different looks (and sell more fabric.) There's more pink in the store quilt because those fabrics were in the kit. I didn't use as much pink in mine.
When I was done with the quilts and the kits there were a ton of scraps. So last year I finally put together a tree skirt and quilted it. I love it. It still needs a binding, but for now I just stick it under the tree. I thought it would get done this year. Maybe after Christmas. I still have more scraps and would like to make a table-runner too.
And to those who are thinking, "What?! Two blog posts in two days!" Well it happens when you let your husband take your car to work because his car isn't as good in the snow. And your son is at his last day of preschool for 2 weeks.

5 comments:

Nedra said...

I think thats a great idea- to put a quilt under the tree and use it as a tree skirt. I'll have to remember that one!

lissa said...

I still have some Mistletoe Manor in my stash. I think that is the perfect project to use it up.
Thank you for sharing...

Lissa

Lisa said...

I love the little print on the back... so pretty.
thanks for the email, and for comments on my blog...
the blog has been a fun way to "meet" people.
have a blessed Christmas!

Sara said...

Wow, those are some awesome Christmas quilts! I love, love, love the one on the weird landing. They are all so beautiful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the quilts of Christmas past! What a great way to look at those Christmas quilts we all make. I love them.