Monday, January 11, 2010

Christmas Quilts


About the 10th of December I decided I wanted to make Christmas Quilts for my boys. I knew I wanted to surprise them Christmas morning so I had to quilt quick. I decided on a simple pattern that would make for less stress, but still show off the great fabrics. I went through my stash and decided on a color theme of Red, Green, White and Black. My focus fabric is from Anna Griffith using her adorable cameo reindeer's. I was so proud to make the quilts all from stash fabric, even the backs and binding!!


Making two quilts over a 2-3 day period can be overwhelming... that is why I was so grateful for my Mom's help. She was a fantastic pin-er and iron-er (are those even words), I couldn't have done it with out her. Thanks Mom. One of my main goals was to make sure the quilts were twin size and fit their beds looking right. I took the 4 colors and evenly distributed them through the quilt 3 times and used the reindeer fabric three times as well. The strips of fabric ranged in size from 3" to 10".


Ella did all the wonderful quilting. I am really happy with the star design. They bring a bit of whimsy, but are still remain boyish. Now, my boys have great Christmas quilts for their beds all through the month of December!!

7 comments:

Ella said...

They turned out great!!!! Looks like they liked them too!!!

Camille said...

They're so lucky! That's the best Christmas gift they could get! Nice work!

Tammy said...

Marathon quilting is an adventure indeed! They look pretty happy!

Kristin said...

Oh I wish I could quilt straight through 2-3 days right now!

Thimbleanna said...

How fun it will be to get them out next December! They're beautiful Pamela!

Liz said...

Fantastic. What a great thing to make for those cute boys!

Wendy said...

So cute! You do such a great job quilting. I love to see your creations.

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