Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve - It's a very magical day

Once I finished Christmas Garden Lattice I was still in the mood to work on a Christmas project, but what to do, my stash is currently limited to Kate Spain Christmas fabric.    I admired a few "Spell it with Moda" projects using Christmas words and decided to give that a try.

I did have some red reindeer yardage from a Primitive Gatherings line in my red stash so I decided to make a red and white Christmas word quilt.  I also decided to shrink the Moda alphabet blocks down by half.

This was my first word.

Unfortunately I didn't feel any joy for my "joy" word.  Too many red and white quilts in my past I guess.

But I did like the idea so instead I just pulled Christmas colors from my regular stash and came up with this.

I wish I would have stumbled across this idea sooner.  One word a day the month of December would be a fun month.  Once Christmas is over I'm guessing I'll be out of the mood to work on this project and since I have finished my one new Christmas quilt for this year, I'm considering this a jump start on next December's project.   I plan to have maybe 13 rows of words separated by star and tree blocks.

At our house we enjoy Christmas Eve as much or more as Christmas day, it's the perfect combination of having everything done and the anticipation of what is to come, we call it a very magical day.  I hope you and your family have a very magical day too.

Best wishes friends for a wonderful and safe holiday season.


  1. I have enjoyed the Spell It With Moda alphabet and think a red and white Christmas quilt is in my future! Your quilt will be very cute!

  2. Merry Christmas, Thelma! Your words are wonderful. A very nice start on your 2015 Christmas quilt!

  3. Merry Christmas, Thelma. Have a wonderful 2015.

  4. Thelma, I will be excited to see what your quilt looks like. As a "Christmas lover", that sounds good to me. What a great idea! Thank you for all of the inspiration that you provide to me by sharing on your blog. Merry Christmas!

  5. This is is a Great idea ! LOVE IT !

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Thelma !!!!

  6. I love your idea of different words. I think the red joy is adorable but I have been on the hunt for reindeer all season and finally found the ones I liked. The more colorful joy seems to sparkle more with your other words. Merry Christmas to your family and thanks for another year of wonderful blog postings.

  7. What a great idea for a quilt. I think I am going to work with that idea. Thank you and Merry Christmas. I love your blog.

  8. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your magical day :)

  9. I love the idea of a word a day and I can't wait to see your finished quilt. Have a great magical Christmas eve and Christmas day.

  10. I love this idea! Fantastic words... but, you're missing 'naughty'! LOL
    Will look forward to seeing this emerge next year!
    Merry Christmas!

  11. Love it, but then I admire everything you show!!
    Merry Christmas, Thelma! Blessings to you and your family! L. xo

  12. Very proactive of you get a jump start on next year's Christmas quilt. I love your plan for it.

    Hope you had a great day!


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