More Christmas quilts

Just a quick catch up.

When I am not sewing at the moment, I am hovering over the oven, watching the timer. Two Christmas cakes, and two Christmas puddings later, I feel like I can just sew for a few days.

The last two quilts are for my children, and since they don’t read my blog, I can reveal at least a little of one of the quilts before the big day.

Daughter #1’s quilt. The blocks and sashing, measuring about 76 inches in length. Plenty long enough for a single bed I think.

Daughter #1’s quilt is a crazy 9 patch, sort of. It’s what happens when you make a crazy 9 patch, then sew one set of strips the wrong way on to the block. It actually added to the feel of the quilt, so I left it. Okay, I couldn’t face unpicking all those blocks….so I decided it was a design feature. Nobody has picked up on it so far, so all is good.P1070768

Daughter # 2’s quilt is a collection of all my 5 inch squares cut from the Recycling Centre fabric picked up earlier in the year. All summer she takes a towel outside, lies it in the shade, and reads a book. Then puts the towel in the wash, for you know who to wash.

So, this is a picnic rug of sorts, purely selfishly made so I can avoid washing excess laundry when I would rather be relaxing reading a book, and nibbling Christmas cake. The quilt top is mostly finished, but I am dithering over whether to include a border. Any ideas on the best size for a picnic quilt?

Linking up with WIP Wednesday, Lets Bee Social and Scraptastic Tuesday.




9 thoughts on “More Christmas quilts

  1. … sorry my comment left before I finished… Beautiful colours and I like the stain glass illusion. Wonderful pattern! x Teje


  2. Your first quilt is gorgeous.. and where did you say the wrong piece was… 🙂 For your second one, I would have said a picnic quilt needn’t be much bigger than say 1.20m square.. or even 44″ so you don’t have to join the back, its going to be bigger than a towel anyway 🙂


    1. Funny, I didn’t see it until pointed out. With the deep blue borders (not in the shop), it looks like some strange abstract painting. Thanks for visiting.


  3. I really like the one you show. I need to work all day in 2016 making new quilts for my children and grandchildren. I made them some the first year I quilted, and well…..they are just not even close to being good. They love them all the same because I made them, but oh my, they are bad.


  4. Beautiful, I came over from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts, I too love the stained glass effect! Do you have a pattern or tutorial?


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