Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Christmas Quilts

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



11 comments:

Chantal L. said...

Congrats!! These quilts are wonderful! Have a GRRREEEAAAT New Year!

Kate said...

They're so beautiful, Marie!

Ariane said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous quilts!!!

Wonky Girl said...

Beautiful quilts. Inspires me to finish some blocks for a Christmas quilt. Thanks !

Susan said...

Simply stunning Marie. Beautifully photographed, so festive and inviting. Of course your bed quilt should stay out for winter, I think you will have many sweet dreams beneath it.

marina said...

They look so beautiful Marie, well done on both of them and wonderful that the cookie tester shows Interest and appreciation of your wonderful handiwork! I don't bother asking the mere males in this household as they don't have much interest.
Beautiful work

audrey said...

Wonderful to see them finished and obviously so well loved! I only have one Christmas quilt and often wonder why I don't make the push to have a couple more.:)

Kyle said...

What a wonderful collection! Your two newest have made a spectacular entrance. What wonderful finishes. There's nothing better than having holiday quilts.

Karen H said...

How lovely they look folded and stacked! The quilt on the bed looks so old fashioned and oh so pretty. I would love to sleep under it! All the best to you in 2016 and I look forward to more of your posts. I've told you before but will say it again...your photography is wonderful!

Sharon said...

I love your Nantucket quilt. I"m partial to red and white…as well as 9 patches!

Nancy said...

Your Nantucket is just gorgeous! The thing is, it makes a plain old nine-patch practically look naked, without some center focus like those great, glorious stars. I really can't tell you how much I like this quilt. It's got me thinking....

Nancy (ndmessier@aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)