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: