Ready for the full reveal of the Retro Christmas Quilt?
I’ve had a little growing collection of retro Christmas prints for a while now and this was the year to finally do something with them. The prints are so busy that I’ve struggled to decide how to put them all together. Once again, white fabric to the rescue (Kona Snow to be specific = seems appropriate for a Christmas quilt).
Aren’t these girls adorable?
Almost as adorable as this girl. This is my mom visiting Santa in downtown San Francisco in the 1950’s. I love this picture.
I think that’s the reason I love those vintage kids – they remind me of the Christmas decorations from my mom’s childhood that I played with when I was growing up . And they remind me of all those stop-and-go animation Christmas classics, a la Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer. (Remember in the prehistoric days before VCR’s when you had to watch the TV listings religiously so you wouldn’t miss it?)
The quilt was so ‘red’ – I was excited to find just the right green to finish it off. I used a green-dot basic by Lecien
As I mentioned, I cut up the remainder of my fabric to make a few kits for this quilt. There are only a few – I wish I had more! They are listed in my etsy shop.Edit: The kits are gone! Whoa – even faster than I expected. I’m so sorry I don’t have more. Seriously, really sorry.
I’m also doing a little bit of Christmas fabric de-stash. I have three one last set of 200+ 4 1/2″ squares listed as well. There are enough squares there to easily make a quick throw-size Christmas quilt. (These are the same size squares used in the new quilt pattern.)
Last, my girls are earning some Christmas money selling die-cut coordinating Christmas gift tags. These are cut from American Crafts paper. Each set is $4.50 and contains 25 tags in three different sizes and a large variety of prints. There are two different collections: traditional red/green and another that’s blue/red/green/brown. All are very chic and classy. Shipping is free if included with another purchase and even if it’s not, we’re keeping it super cheap. 🙂
Thanks again for your kind comments and for your support of my sporadic etsy endeavors. It’s always more work that I think it will be, but it’s fun to share something that I enjoy so much – and I’m glad to know some of you people out there enjoy it too.
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