Thursday, November 6, 2008

Here They Come!

Wow, thank you for the positive response on Christmas quilts...I was really hoping it wasn't too early. And I have to confess that I have a slight problem with Christmas quilts...I can't resist making them. I think I'll be able to post 6-10 a week from now until Christmas! At least I'll be able to get them counted this way! This is one of my early quilts, and it's still one of my favorites. It is a Little Quilts pattern.
In this grouping are some of my earliest Christmas projects. The quilt on the left is a wallhanging given to me by my Grandmother. This is probably the quilt that caused my addiction to Christmas quilts! On the right is one of my first ever. You can see that I was just learning to make 9-patches! On the bottom is my first table runner (yes, I have a little problem with those, too)!
The quilt below is actually my first Christmas quilt. My grandmother did a block exchange with her quilt circle and gave me some of her extra blocks. I made the four 9-patches in the corners, added the borders, and hand-quilted little Christmas trees in the plain white filler blocks.

Another one almost done...this one is from "Portugal" by Moda. This is going to go great in a friend's kitchen!
I have to apologize for the next picture (I think you can click on it to get a better view). The lighting wasn't good, but I wanted a picture. My stitchery group (we're the Pink Ladies) made these blocks (mine is the one on the top left). Then our wonderful teacher put them together and did the quilting and binding. The Christmas Goose will raffle this quilt with the proceeds to go to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
And finally...Pay it Forward! It took me quite a while in blogging to figure out what PIF meant. Once I figured it out I toyed around with the idea of doing it and almost signed up for a couple before convincing myself that I was too busy. Then I saw that Stina was doing one, and I couldn't resist! So here's how it goes...I will make a handmade gift within 6 months for the first three people to comment on this post who are interested--they agree to also do a Pay it Forward for three people! It should be a lot of fun!
Well, happy sewing! I've got a quilt class and a shop hop coming up, so I'll have lots to share!


QuiltedSimple said...

Oooh count me in - I love pay it forward and I love your Christmas quilts!

Stina said...

Good luck wiht your PIF... I know I will have fun making you something!!! :o) Wow... a Xmas quilter... I just have a few Xmas quilts...but I really need to make myself some more!!! :o)

Simone de Klerk said...

I'll join in too :O) First time I'm doing this, so really looking forward to it!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilts are great. Thanks for sharing them. Can't wait to see more. The pay it forward looks fun. Maybe another time for me.

Vanessa said...

Ahhh what a shame I am at least number 5 on the list LOL ! May borrow the idea though for my blog !

Have a great evening - Vanessa

Stephanie said...

You MUST have a lot of Christmas quilt if you can share 6-10 per week until Christmas!!! How nice to have something from your grandmother. LOVE the quilt by your Pink Ladies. You always show such nice things.

quilterpolly said...

great job on the christmas quilts. Can't wait to see what is coming up:)

Joy said...

Gosh I'm slack!!! I've only made 1 Christmas quilt!!! Do table runners count cos I've made a Christmas one of those???
Joy :o)

Vivian Love said...

I love your Christmas quilts. Great job!

ivoryspring said...

Hi Sherri - love your Christmas quilts!

*GASP* - I thought my eyes were playing tricks on my when I saw your April Cornell's fabrics -- those are the fabrics I have been working with this week for Quiltmaker!