This is my first Christmas quilt and Quilt # 8. I made this quilt for a charity auction at our local hospital. It was a tree festival where folks decorate Christmas trees, donate them, then they are sold at an auction. This is the only picture I have of it. ( just ignore that rude couple blocking your view of my lovely quilt, I have no idea who they are!)
The pattern was the same pattern I used to make my Halloween quilts, "Sticks and Stones and Nine Patches" by Marti Michelle. I don't remember the fabric but it had panels that I used for the center of the blocks in the quilt and for decorations on the tree in the picture. The quilt and the tree were a "matched set" and sold for around $1500.
Here's a better shot of the pattern, using my Halloween fabric. Thinking back on it, it didn't bother me at all to give away the first Christmas quilt I made. Probably because I was also working on my Thimbleberries Christmas quilt so I knew I had a Christmas quilt in my future, and also, this was the 4th quilt I made using that pattern, I think I may have had enough of it.
Can you stand anymore Christmas decorations? I hope so because I have more...
This is my favorite all time Christmas platter. Look real close, the Christmas tree is decorated with martini glasses! Now there's a tree that would be fun to decorate. I thought that was such an odd combination I couldn't resist it.
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Here's something else you don't see very often, something with the name "Thelma" on it!! My whole life I've never run across my name on those fun little knick knack items that you see with all those other names....thimbles, little angels, mini license plates, really important items that you need your name on...no Thelma, nope. My folks got me this mug, I think they paid extra to have the name added. This after hearing me complain about my name for 40 some years. I really like it, having my name on it makes it all the better!