Sharing my adventures in quilting and my love of applique.
Friday, December 2, 2011
A Quilter's Home at Christmas
I've so enjoyed seeing everyone's Christmas decor that I thought I would give you a little tour of my home decorated with quilts this Christmas. This one on the couch is made from leftover scraps from the Christmas quilt over the fireplace, as is the pillow. But the quilt really lives on the ottoman shown below as a cover from the crazy Yorkshire terrier who bosses us around and who loves to scratch and destroy stuff.
I've shown this one before but now the mantel is complete.
Here is our little woodland display on the top of the entertainment unit. I always have quilts folded on the shelf but I think I need to make a red and white quilt to add here.
And here is the view into the dining room. It isn't a Christmas quilt there but the colors work and the stripes sorta read Christmas candy cane to me.
See that Christmas tree quilt on the back of the chair. It is one of my very early quilts, probably around 1987 and one of my first machine quilting projects. And next to it in the basket is the red and green Whig Rose that I am currently hand quilting. I love how these old and new projects work together.
This is in my kitchen. Again not a Christmas quilt but I did make it to use at Christmas time. It is called Ruby Red Dots and the book is still available. But on the chair a tiny Christmas pillow from the late 80's. Back then I also made lots of Santas and there is one on the table that is made with fabric that was stiffened and then painted.
Here is a 4 ft. stuffed Santa made sometime in the early 90s.
And a couple more. I made the one with the little teddy bear when I was living in England in 1986. He is probably the first one I made and I made a different Santa every year for several years.
I didn't make this one, he is a little fellow from my husband's childhood and my husband's uncle made the sleigh. I haven't really seen all this stuff for a few years because life got in the way of our normal Christmas celebrations. I am enjoying the memories that all these things bring back.
Oh and this wouldn't be a tour of a quilter's home at Christmas without seeing what most quilter's really see this time of year.