Friday 18 December 2020

It's Christmas Time

My work is finished for another year, and I'm looking forward to some quality quilting time.  Long, warm summer evenings, and lots of sport on TV - that combination makes for great stitching time.  

I've got so many things on the go at present, so I really hope I can finish some of them before the end of January. 

I thought I'd show you some of my previous Christmas quilts today.  Of course it's summer here in New Zealand, so we don't need Christmas quilts on our beds.  Instead we tend to make wall hangings and smaller decorative quilts.  

1.  First up is Oh! Christmas Tree by Wendy Williams.  I love wool felt applique, and when I saw this pattern I knew it was just right for me.  It really does represent Christmas down under.  The flowers are bright and the birds are happy.  

The thing I like most about my version of this quilt is that I found the perfect background with snowflakes, and I hand quilted them to make them stand out.  

You can read more here.  

2. Second is Flocks by Night - another pattern by Wendy Williams.  I love the little sheep on the hills, and all the lights on the trees.  You can't see it in these photos, but I used a sparkly thread to hand quilt the night sky.  

You can read more about this one here.  

3.  Holiday Patchwork Forest by Amy Smart.  These trees started out as test blocks made from scraps! But then I thought that they looked OK, so I carried on and made a quilt from scraps.  Of course the Kaffe Fassett Millefiori on the border wasn't a scrap, but it was in my stash and it finishes this quilt perfectly.  

This quilt shows that you don't need Christmas fabrics to make a Christmas quilt - as long as it's red or green shaped like a tree, people will think it's a Christmas quilt.  

You can read more here.  

4.  Finally, my Holiday Homies quilt made from my own design to show off Tula Pink's special Christmas range, Holiday Homies.  

I'm not usually one for cutesie prints, but those dogs in jumpers really appealed to me.  

This small quilt works as a wall hanging or as a throw over the glory box in the hall. 

So that's a quick look at some of my Christmas quilts.  Feel free to link up any recent or Christmas posts below.  I know this time of the year will be frantic for some of you, so I don't mind if you just link up a post with your favourite Christmas quilt.  

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Gretchen Weaver said...

Your Christmas quilts are so bright and cheerful, I like them! I'm a rather boring person and make more traditional quilts. Happy stitching!

Cathy said...

Happy Holidays! I didn't even get any Christmas decorations out this year. I had to look up "glory box". That's the first I've heard that term. I refer to that as a cedar chest or hope chest. Wish I had one!

Georgia said...

Hi, Wendy, I look forward to your Friday post each week because I know that your needlework is going to be gorgeous. Whatever you do shows such a high degree of skill. These Christmas quilts are no exception. I look forward to seeing what you make in 2021.

For the love of geese said...

Very festive and a wonderful collection of Christmas quilts. We sleep with quilts year around. Even those 90 degree humid nights of summer. Merry Christmas and thank you for the linky party.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

These are beautiful Christmas Quilts! and what fun to decorate the walls and other places with them!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Wendy what a beautiful Christmas Tree and all the other quilts! I have nothing new this week. I am hoping that everyone with a problem goes away for the rest of the year! LOL. Have a wonderful week-end. Hugs

Melva said...

What great Christmas quilts! They would be perfect to include in my christmas Throwback party at Melva Loves Scraps. :)

Christmas blessings <3

Anonymous said...

Wendy, I love all of your Christmas quilts! I can’t choose a favorite. So fun for me to think about Christmas during the summer.


Allison said...

I love all your Christmas quilts. Each year I say I will make a lot...and each year it gets to late to start. Maybe next year LOL

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, you have a wonderful collection of diverse Christmas quilts. I love being able to take my Christmas quilts out - I guess that they are special because they only come out for a short time. Take care and I hope that you have a great Christmas holiday with lots of stitching!