Friday, December 9, 2011

The Christmas Quilts Are Out!

I'm still decorating but all my Christmas quilts are out! Over my quilting career I've made 10 Christmas quilts, my folks have three, my daughter has three and I have four! By this time next year I'm hoping to have five, that Countdown to Christmas fabric by Sweetwater is calling my name.

So here's a little walking tour of Christmas quilts in my house.

Oh Christmas Tree (Lifetime Quilt Number 53 )


Red, White and Wonderful (Lifetime Quilt Number 64)

I've always thought of this quilt as being a Christmas Quilt, but really, none of the fabric used in this quilt is what I would call Christmas fabric. I just got this quilt up in the guest bedroom but think I'll keep it up for a few months after Christmas, I think it works for January and February too!

Toulouse (One of my most favorite Miss Rosie patterns, there should be more Toulouses in the world! Lifetime Quilt Number 54 )


And Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas (Lifetime Quilt Number 13 )

This is the only Thimbleberries pattern I've ever used, but I made 3 of these quilts. (that was back in the day when I knew I wanted to make quilts but didn't know how to go about picking out patterns and fabric, when I found something I liked I just made multiples of it. Those days sure have changed!)

I'm hoping by Monday I can say I'm done with my decorating, wish me luck!

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24 comments:

  1. Lovely Christmas quilts. I just completed one in Countdown to Christmas [and nine pillows as gifts]....love that fabric collection.
    Sue W.

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  2. Good luck with your decorating! These are gorgeous quilts! I hope your family appreciates being able to live with such beauty all around them!

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  3. Thelma,
    I am so glad you showed us your Hometown Christmas quilt again, as I just love it. Your last quilt done by Quilt Fairy is stunning also. I visit often and am still enjoying the 4th of July topper........Happy Holidays!!

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  4. I also love your Hometown Christmas, but Toulouse is my favorite. By next Christmas I hope to have a Christmas log cabin done. Here's to hoping! Have a great weekend Thelma.

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  5. Loved all your Christmas quilts but I must say my favourite is the one on the couch. Everytime I see that pattern I want to make one.

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  6. Great Christmas quilts! I might have to "copy" your post and take a picture of my Christmas quilts too. I seem to add a new one (or two) each year. I started Hometown Christmas this year, but didn't finish it in time. Now I'm shooting for next year!! :)

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  7. Wow, wow, wow...so beautiful...so inspirational...thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Love your Christmas quilts! Have fun with the rest of the decorating!

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  9. Just love all of your Christmas quilts ! I am so lucky to have been able to make the Red , White & Wonderful all because of you. THANKS so much!

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  10. I've made the Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas too! My cat has declared it his own.

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  11. Your CHristmas quilts are wonderful, Thelma. And that red couch makes me drool. Happy season to you.

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  12. Very nice Christmas quilts, so festive!

    : )

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  13. Toulouse is my favorite! I've seen it on lots of blogs and it's a gem. I have the pattern and need to get serious and make one for myself.

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  14. What a nice collection of Holiday Lifetime quilts Thelma! I am particularly fond Toulouse #54. The row quilt on your bed is very charming too. Happy decorating!!!

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  15. Thelma,
    All of your quilts are stunning! Your home looks so cozy and inviting with the quilts.
    I haven't even gotten mine out for the holidays! Off to do it now!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  16. Oooh, Thelma! You make such beautiful quilts. I really really love the Christmas Tree. Thanks for the delicious eye candy :)

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  17. Oh Christmas Tree is such a work of art & patience! It's my favorite! Thanks for sharing some of your beautiful Christmas quilts! Jan

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  18. This last quilt, the Thimbleberries one is so pretty. I think my husband would like it because it has those rich dark colors. I love the houses and the piecing between. I have made the same quilt motif twice. If you like it then it is ok. Thanks for sharing your quilts. K-

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  19. Your quilts are wonderful, thanks for sharing! Good luck with your decorating.

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  20. My favorite is #54. My cousin made the same quilt from Folk Art Christmas, and it's just as beautiful.

    Merry Christmas, friend.

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  21. I can see why you made several of the Thimbleberries quilts at first, Thelma. It's a lovely quilt but there's lots of variety in the blocks. Definitely not like making the same thing over and over. Of course, all your Christmas quilts look fabulous. Good example, getting in your running despite the holiday schedule. Hopefully, an inspiration. Happy Holidays. Stephani in TX (Tomazec@aol.com)

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  22. I love them all, they are so beautiful!

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