On December 23rd I put the finishing touches on my Christmas quilts - come take a peek.
Nantucket was the second one to be bound but the first to go onto a bed. It is bound with the same toile that I used for the backing and the fabric does a nice job of pulling together all the whites, reds and creams in the blocks.
It's also a nice soft contrast to the precision of the nine patches and large stars.
Once it was ready I wasted no time dressing the bed in the guest room with it. That extra wide nine patch border is a winner in my books.
I love a red and white quilt and this will be a great one to tuck in under.
Then it was time to get Country Charmer onto our bed. The Official Cookie Tester had hung his stocking with care at the foot of the bed so it seemed only right that he should have a new quilt too.
He totally loves it and is already negotiating for it to stay on the bed all winter and not just for the holidays. I think he's got a very good chance of that happening.
It's really beautiful and was the perfect quilt to wake up to Christmas morning.
I am finding it really hard to believe that I made both of these in time for Santa's visit and was able to get them quilted too, given my late starts. Seeing them folded up with Fly Away Home that I made last year was a real treat - I never imagined having a collection of Christmas quilts! Guess it's all just part of the miracle of Christmas (and a very firm deadline :) )....M