Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Christmas Quilts


 After spending last Christmas without my extended family because of Covid, I decided to make quilts for everyone who came for Christmas this year.  I think I got a little carried away because I made 16 quilts. Some of the quilts are for specific people, especially those for grand children, but others can be chosen according to age and rank. Jim being the oldest goes first. (I know he will say he is the most rank.)

    Bubble and Squeak.  

This quilt was a kit from Connecting Threads.  The name means a dish that uses leftovers and therefore is a scrappy quilt. It was machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Diane Bowman. It was made for Gretel because she has a yellow bedroom. It measures 88" be 94".

Martha's Quilt


Martha and I saw a quilt similar to this on Pinterest. I chose the fabrics from a Connecting Threads pallet and designed the quilt from there.  The quilt is machine pieced, needle turned applique, and hand quilted by myself. Obviously the quilt is reserved for Martha.  It measures 80" by 92".

Out of Bounds



This was a wall hanging pattern I found in Fonz & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine (September/October 2014)  I enlarged the pieces by 3/2 to make a bed sized quilt. The quilt was machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Diane Bowman,  It measures 82" by 84" and is available to all.

Irish Chain


I saw this quilt on Pinterest and copied it. It is scrappy, machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Diane Bowman. It measures 86" by 88" and is available to all.

Sammy's Woodland


For Christmas, last year, Jim gave me the Northwoods Medley Accuquilter die. I had never done machine applique before, so it was a learning experience. The quilt is my own design, machine pieced and machine quilted by me. It is 80" by 82" and belongs to Sammy.


Civil War Quilt


This quilt was part of an Underground Railroad group project. We used the patterns from Eleanor Burns  Underground Railroad Sampler and I supplemented with patterns from Jennifer Chiaverini's Loyal Union Sampler book. The fabrics are all civil war prints. The quilt is machine pieced designed and hand quilted by me. it is available to all and measures 84" by 84".


Charm Stars


This quilt was found in the book, Quick and Easy Scrap Quilts by Leisure Arts. I love scrap quilts and I have plenty of scraps.  This quilt measures 78" by 88" and is machine pieced and machine quilted by me. It is available to all.


Candy Village 


I cannot at this time find the magazine that this pattern was in but I will continue to look for it. The quilt is 70" by 80" and was machine pieced and machine quilted by me.  It is reserved for Sofie.


Pink Unicorns


This is a quilt of my own design for Molly who loves not only unicorns but also pink. It measures 72"  by 82" and is machine pieced and machine quilted by me.


Bluebird

This was another kit from Connecting Threads. I have no idea why it was named "Bluebirds".  The quilt is 84" by 102", machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Diane Bowman, It is available to all.

Starry Path


I made this quilt using the Accuquilt die, Starry Path.  The quilt is 80" by 86". It is machine pieced and hand quilted by me. It is available to all.

Cleopatra's Fan

This quilt was also made using an accuquilt die, Cleopatra's Fan. It was quite challenging. The quilt measures 84"by86" and was machine pieced and hand quilted by me.


Origami Lotus



I found this quilt pattern in  Quiltmaker magazine, (May,June 2020) It is a scrap quilt and measures 88" by 100". It was machine pieced and hand quilted by me.  It is available to all.


Peggy's Scraps



This quilt is my own design. I was inspired by the blog Quilting on the Crescent.  This is the only quilt I did not make this year. I made it last year. It is machine pieced and machine quilted by me and measures 88" by 92". It is available to all.

Ocean Waves.


This is a traditional pattern. I made it for Kameren because her school colors at York College are green and white. The quilt is 76" by 88" and was machine pieced and machine quilted by me.


America's Garden


I bought this kit from Guildcrafters store which no longer exists. It is made with retro fabrics and  shows the state flowers of all 50 states.  I will include a map to help identify the states and their flowers. The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted by me.  It measures 80" by 94" and is available to all.


Twilight in the Forest


This quilt pattern was given in Quiltmaker magazine, (November, December  2019) . I had to do a lot of resizing because it was originally a twin size and paper pieced.  I made it much larger and resized the stars to be able to use my accuquilt dies.  It is now 88" by 88". Machine pieced by me and machine quilted by Diane Bowman.


I am ready for Christmas, this blog entry will give my children and grandchildren a chance to think about which quilt they want.


3 comments:

Mary said...

So many beautiful choices!

Unknown said...

I love my beautiful quilt

Pam J. said...

16 quilts! In a year?? You are amazing. All are gems. I've not been quilting much at all in recent years, although I have more than 20 quilts in progress and would like not to leave them unfinished when I'm, you know, finished and gone. But I'll have to get back to it if I hope to finish them. I'm not getting younger or healthier. And my broken right arm isn't helping. Having my right hand immobilized for 2 months made my hand freeze up with arthritis and it will take me a while to get back my sewing grip and strength.