Friday, December 23, 2011

Kitschy Christmas Quilt

Behold: the Kitschy Christmas quilt.  The inspiration for this quilt first came from this Anthropologie Quilt.  I'd been thinking about it for a few weeks when I decided (on Thanksgiving Day) to make a Christmas version using all my scraps left over from last year's Retro Christmas Quilt.  (I used my Accuquilt GO cutter Isosceles Triangle die to cut out this whole quilt in a very short amount of time.)
I've been collecting those retro-vintagey fabrics and now my stash is seriously depleted. But I'm okay with that since they're far better appreciated in a couple of finished quilts than in closet in my basement.  The solid greens are Kona's: Palm (lighter) and Holly.
I also used the last of my Holiday Happy fabric for the back. Perfect.

The perfect thing for my big blank wall during the Christmas season.  And I'm well-pleased that I finished it in time for the actual holiday.  It even goes well with my throw pillows from Christmases past. (Snowflake here,  Circles here, and red and white pillows here.) 
And since we're talking retro-Christmas, Merry Christmas from me (and my little sister) ca. 1978.  I'm pretty certain my mom made those gingham dresses.  I could have totally used some of that green gingham in this quilt!

54 comments:

Meggie said...

I love the quilt. I think I might attempt it for next year as a pillow top.
After the busy holidays, take a look at my new blog. I used your furniture make-over as my inspiration for a project.
Meggie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Totally awesome!!! I love this Christmas quilt. Merry Christmas Amy :-)

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Cindy said...

Love it! That quilt from anthro has been on my to-do list too! Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Love the quilt, Amy! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Rashida Khanbhai said...

Love the quilt and the cushions.

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Nedra said...

Amy, I REALLY, REALLY like this quilt! And I will be a follower/ wanna-be sometime this next year because I would like to make one with my leftover Christmas fabrics, too!
Thank you for the inspiration, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

tracy_a said...

Such a fantastic vision and quilt. Love it! Merry Christmas!

Sheila said...

I love your Christmas Quilt! It's perfect there on the wall above the sofa. Merry Christmas!

Sarah Craig said...

What a lovely quilt, Amy! And a great way to use up small pieces of varied Christmas fabrics - so I think it's going on my bucket list for this year! Merry Christmas!

Jenny said...

I love love love love it. Those greens are wonderful with those great fabrics.

Jessica @ Plum Patchwork said...

I have to admit I wasn't really feeling it when you posted a sneak peek, but the finished quilt is just fabulous! It reminds me of Christmas at my grandmother's home.

brenna said...

Love those dresses! And if your mom made them, I'm pretty sure my mom had the same pattern. :)

chris said...

LOVE the quilt, Amy. I have a stash of vintage Christmas prints from my mom that I've slowly been using. It's so fun!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

The Tulip Patch said...

I was excited when I saw the preview. This is awesome. You don't see that depression green a ton in new stuff and it is awesome here. I like the borders too and I am not a border kinda girl. I love the different shades of green...that is actually the best part!

diane said...

Oh Amy, I think this quilt is so cute. Love it!

Ricki said...

I love this quilt! It's so cute and fun!

Rebecca said...

That's definitely MY kind of Christmas quilt - so charming!! Merry Christmas!

Judi said...

I love the quilt Amy - it is so darling! It looks perfect hanging there above your couch and the pillow are just darling too. Have a Merry Christmas!

Shelly said...

I adore this quilt! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Kimberly said...

Amy, you know I love it! So glad you got it finished in time! It looks perfect with your pillows! Merry merry to you!

coraquilts said...

Very sweet quilt! It's true, the different shades of green really make it great. You are very talented!

coraquilts said...

Very sweet quilt! It's true, the different shades of green really make it great. You are very talented!

coraquilts said...

Very sweet quilt! It's true, the different shades of green really make it great. You are very talented!

Miss Crayola Creepy said...

Cutest Christmas quilt I have ever seen!

Katy Cameron said...

Love the quilt, it looks fab up there, and I particularly like the block(?!) with the housewife in it!

My mum says I've to tell you that in 1978 I was sporting a babygro ;o)

euphoria said...

I love this quit! I made a Christmas pillow using the same pattern!

**nicke... said...

oh i LOVE it! love love love!

Mary said...

Adorable! I made one of those pinafores for my Daughter too. So fun, thanks for the memory of the gingham.

Carol said...

What a beautiful quilt, perfect on that wall.
Love the photo, if you follow the youtube link on my blog post you can see/hear a little girl in full voice at her nativity, it is brilliant.
Have a very Happy Christmas.
Carol xx

DeeRoo said...

Bwhahahahahaaa!! Love, love, love the Ghost of Gingham Past!:) Everyone needs some gingham in their life!
Great photos...guess I really need to do something with that Christmas fabric I got from you last year!:)
Merry, Merry!!
xoxo

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

oh very beautiful and the cushions too!
I wish you and your a very merry christmas ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente

Karen said...

Amy,I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
The quilt is just perfect for Christmas.

Melissa said...

This is lovely! What a great finish!! Happy holidays!!!

LadyV said...

What a wonderful quilt...Love the vintage Christmas feel.

Happy holidays!

Vee

Sheila said...

Beautiful quilt ,it looks great on the wall. Merry Christmas.

Maryanne said...

Beautiful... are you going to do a tutorial? Merry Christmas to you and yours!

toots2u said...

love the quilt and the dresses you and your sis are wearing. Merry Christmas!!

mindingmomma said...

Great quilt! Wish I had one of those cutters.
Love the photo of Christmas past, stirs up some memories for me too.
Merry Christmas.

Sherry said...

What a fun, colorful Christmas quilt. Love it. It looks great on your wall & looks so good with all those wonderful pillows. Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas.

Katy said...

I love it! So festive.

Gari said...

What a great quilt. I have been trying to think of how to use up some of the Christmas fabric I have collected over the years and this is just the ticket. I think I can use my tumbler die. Thanks.

Evelene S said...

I love the mix of fabrics it came out so pretty. I love how you are able to use it this year and how it unintentionally matches your pillows!

Shannon said...

Love your take on the Anthropologie quilt Amy!
Have a great Christmas!

izzyrquilts@gmail.com said...

Beautiful quilt Amy, wishing you and your family and Merry Christmas !!

goletagirlwendy said...

Beautiful Christmas quilt. Happy Holidays!

Michele said...

Really nice! I have a huge blank wall space that is screaming for some quilty things to look at. Hopefully in the coming year I'll be able to make a few different ones to put up there.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope it is truly magical.

Claire Jain said...

Very cheery indeed! Happy Holidays! Thanks for sharing :-)

notes of sincerity said...

So so cute!! :o)
What an adorable picture!
Your quilt is gorgeous. :o)
Merry Christmas!! love ya, Trish

Lisa Langford said...

That turned out so cute. You have a real talent for color coordination. I love it.

Lisa

Lindsay said...

I love this quilt! I really wanted to make a Christmas quilt this year, but never got around to it. Maybe I'll attempt it next year.

quiltnlady said...

I love this cute little quilt. How simple but so colorful. It shows off your talent for putting colors and patterns together.

leigh said...

I LOVE this quilt! And I love your old photo too :)

Colleen said...

The Christmas quilt is gorgeous. Wish I could quilt but I wouldn't even know where to start