Tuesday, February 12, 2013

4 Christmas Quilts – WIP’s

I know it seems I’ve been missing in action since I haven’t posted anything since the beginning of January.

But I HAVE been sewing!

This past Christmas, we revived a tradition we used to do when my oldest kids were younger, but let go of for the past few years for some reason. This is the tradition of reading a Christmas story each night during December while we burn down a number on our advent candle.

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It’s such a wonderful tradition, I don’t know why we ever let it go!

So this last Christmas, I got serious and ordered a few advent candles, (so we’d be all set for the next few years) and also got super busy researching and buying lots and lots of really yummy Christmas picture books. Wow! Was that fun!!!  Maybe someday I’ll list some of our favorite books.

After Christmas, I was sitting down one evening and reviewing how Christmas went, what went well and such.  I sat there and relished the memories that were created while cuddling up on the couch with my kids and reading these wonderful stories.

 It was perfect - Mom with wonderful kids snuggled up with her on the couch – the lights dim and the Christmas tree lights on – the advent candle burning slowly nearby – reading yummy Christmas books.  The sweet feelings and moments were so precious!!! Perfect.

Then it hit me. No. It wasn’t perfect! What do you think was missing???

You guessed it, Christmas Quilts!!!! We needed Christmas Quilts to snuggle up in while we read!!!

So, I got busy and I have four Christmas Quilts in the making. Three flimsies done and one still getting pieced together.  I’ll give a more detailed post for each of them when they are done, but for now, here’s just a peak at each of them.

And, of course, I’m going to back each of them with yummy minky!

They HAVE to be super snuggly!!!

 

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First up is a Christmas stacked coins quilt. I’ve been dying to make one for a long time and finally did it! I’m so pleased with it.

 

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Next up is a kit I bought from my LQS. It’s so cute, and came almost completely cut out. YES!

 

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The third one is not necessarily my favorite, but it is nice and will do. I got the layer cake on a good deal and just wanted to pump out something fast, so I left it in the large 10” squares and just sewed them together.

 

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And the last one is going to be real cute. It’s called Retro Christmas Quilt from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.  So cute!

I messed up a bit on the cutting of one of the fabrics, so I’ve got to do some fancy figuring to solve the problem, since it, too, was a kit, and only came with so much fabric.

Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.

These quilts are going to be so wonderful to have next Christmas!!!!

 

Linking up with Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday,

and Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday,

and Confessions of a Fabric Addict – Whoop! Whoop!

2 comments:

Kat said...

All your quilts look beautiful and your tradition is great! I have never made a Christmas (even though I have a stack of Christmas fabric in my stash). Maybe if I start on one now, it'll actually get done in time for December :-).

James Franklin said...

These are outstanding. Thanks for the sharing and just keep up the good work.

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