Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Scrappy Christmas Quilt

I know everyone has packed away all things Christmas, but I'm squeezing in one more quilt finish this year and it's a Christmas quilt.

I LOVE Christmas! First and foremost, I love celebrating the birth of our Savior. This little nativity I made is the first thing to go up when I pull out the decorations:


I love soaking in time with family and spending time with friends. I love cooking and baking all the Christmas favorites - our yearly Cranberry Sour Cream Pound Cake is only made once a year - Jesus's Birthday Cake:

I love tradition. The only thing missing all these years was a designated Christmas quilt and it had to be scrappy. I have 2 Christmas quilts that I lay at the foot of the bed in each of the kids' rooms - this one:


And this one:


And I love them both, but I wanted a Christmas cuddling quilt to snuggle under while watching Christmas movies and munching popcorn by the light of the tree. I collected fabrics for years:


I settled on this pattern from a 2013 Quiltmaker issue:


Cut and pieced blocks last year:


And finally handed it off to Jackie to work her magic. Cute Christmas lights on a green Cuddle fabric.

 I bought yards and yards of this fabric for $2.00 / yd years ago and pulled it out for the binding:

And I savored stitching the binding while visiting with DH in the evenings:


At  68 x 88 it's a good snuggle size.

My quilt holders wanted to stay incognito:

But antics ensued:

As they are wont to do around here:

Oh, to be young and nimble again!

No quilt holders were harmed in the production of this post. :)

This is my final finish for the year and it's already become a treasured part of the Christmas Season at the end of the dirt road where shenanigans, naps and quilts are always welcome:


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

And this is why we make quilts!

Dorian said...

Yah to a last finish Karin! A lovely quilt. LOL, have to laugh at your shenanigans... looks like around here ;) The fun kids get up to... no matter how old the 'kid'. tehehehe... Happy New Year!

Tired Teacher said...

Young and nimble, indeed! I'd be laid up for months if I tried those poses. Love the Christmas quilt and your traditions.

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

The "tradition" photos are great and so is the new Christmas snuggle quilt!! Happy New Year!!!

Shelly said...

So much YES to this entire post! I, too, do not have a designated Christmas quilt, and have about decided that this may be the year I make one. Of course, my first choice was a fancy one, but that won't do. It needs to be one we can snuggle with, so I have to rethink this. Yours is wonderful!

sandi s said...

I love the scrap quilt you made. It’s wonderful! Hugs,

Judy Laquidara said...

Love your new Christmas quilt but love seeing your family in action more! Happy New Year to you all!

Nancy said...

Those are great Christmas quilts, Karin. I've never made a Christmas quilt. I should thinking about doing that! I love your little Nativity. It is delightful.

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