Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25

Thread: Christmas quilt, special memories

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    central California
    Posts
    630
    This was such a fun quilt to make. My daughter got married last year and I was finishing a big nice quilt for her brother who had just gotten married, so I knew her nice quilt would have to wait. She always was sentimental about a couple of Christmas traditions we had while she was growing up, so since this was their first Christmas together I thought a Christmas quilt, throw size, would be a great, and easy quilt to make quickly. The pattern was super easy, as you can tell, it was the great fabrics I was able to find, that made it so great. Every Christmas Eve, we would light all the candles in the livingroom, make hot chocolate, and read "Twas the Night Before Christmas". While looking at fabrc online I found this great black and grey fabric with Santa flying over village houses, then I found a fabric with large cups of cocoa, the light green fabric is the words of "Twas the night before Christmas", and another with candles....then I found a christmas toile on ebay that was really cheap... it didn't really fit my theme though...until I remembered how my daughter would get up christmas morning and she couldn't wait to see her stocking, didn't care so much about the presents, when I also found the large border print of stockings, I knew I needed to do a 2 sided quilt. The pictures are taken with the quilt sideways, so I could get my kids in it, hope you can get the idea.

    Christmas eve, front
    Name:  Attachment-93024.jpe
Views: 58
Size:  91.0 KB
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  2. #2
    Super Member KathyAire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Fort Worth, Texas
    Posts
    3,410
    Lovely quilt. It seems like the fabric was at the right place at the right time for you to find it.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Keene, New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,271
    Wonderful quilt for a very good looking couple. Filled with great memories for her

  4. #4
    Super Member magpie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    2,070
    What a neat idea. It will bring many smiles for years to come.

  5. #5
    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Camarillo, California
    Posts
    35,361
    What a great quilt!!!

  6. #6
    Super Member newquilter10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Illinois/Texas
    Posts
    1,162
    Blog Entries
    1
    What a wonderful gift for your daughter. Her smile says it all!!!

  7. #7
    Super Member cherylynne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,748
    Really nice idea. It's remarkable how they remember all of the Christmas traditions from their childhood. They will continue those Christmas activities and preparations in their own homes. My daughter loves the countdown calendar and does one with her two sons. Makes me smile to see their little trees fill with ornaments as the holidays approach.

  8. #8
    Super Member rootyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Selkirk, NY
    Posts
    9,424
    Blog Entries
    1
    A wonderful idea! Beautiful kids!

  9. #9
    Pineapple Princess's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    2,189
    Very nice!

  10. #10
    Super Member lindyline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    sunbury victoria australia
    Posts
    2,612
    What a wonderful quilt and story. Don't you love it when everything just comes together like that.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.