This is our new Rudolph Quilt. I just finished up the binding on January 2. The story behind this is that Lydia sometime before Christmas 2012 saw this printed panel of squares with the characters from Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer in JoAnn Fabrics, and of course she thought we should get it. It was a panel to make a fabric book for kids. Well, it was on sale so I bought it. I got it out this past fall and started thinking about what I would make - definitely not a fabric book! The squares were not all exactly the same size, but I figured I could trim them down to 9" or 8-1/2". I remembered my Scrap Crazy template set that makes 8-1/2" blocks and I had this pattern using the templates - Hometown Favorite by Karen Montgomery - that I intended to make, so I thought it could work. I went back to JoAnn's and got some matching fabric. I tried my best to match the bright, sort of primary colors that were in the panel. The back is flannel, the matching red with white snowflake print. It is so warm and soft - very good for snuggling up with.
You like to look at blogs for the pictures right? So here are some I took while making the quilt, starting with chain piecing.
I just wanted to get this quilt done before next Christmas, so I chose the pantograph "Spring Thing" which I was very happy with the result, and it went pretty fast. I love the border on this quilt that is made with the templates also. I have some awesome purple and aqua fabric which I am planning to use with the same templates and pattern sometime soon.
Before we put all the Christmas stuff away, I'll show you the other two Christmas quilts we have on the couch.
This small lap quilt was made with a charm pack and a little yardage from a Kate Spain fabric line. I made it December 2012, free motion quilted on my little Janome. The back is flannel, white with little green polka dots.
This is the snowman quilt. I honestly don't remember the name of the fabric line. Made it in January 2013. The pattern is "Taffy" by Jaybird Quilts. The back is pieced with leftovers and some gray Kona, free motion quilted on the Janome with big swirls. I'll be making this pattern again, too. I love the snowman heads, they just make me smile!
Thanks for taking the time to check out my quilts! I'm so glad the Christmas decorations are all put away, and with the tree down I now have more floor space to lay out quilts to work on and photograph. I wish you all blessings in the new year!
This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!