Monday, December 3, 2012

Vintage Christmas

It's not too late to start a Christmas quilt, right?  I'm so susceptible to quilting peer pressure.  I've been watching so many bloggers make Camille's Vintage Christmas quilt pattern.  I keep thinking, oh!, that looks so fun.  But when I saw Sherri make it, I totally caved.  This is fun sewing at it's best.  The blocks are big and easy and jelly roll friendly.  It really is such a fun quilt.
I used Cosmo Cricket's Dear Mr. Claus for most of the blocks with a little bit of stash thrown in.  My white fabric is Pam's wreath print white on white from her first line.  I love the wreaths.
My blocks are sew cute.  I only spent a few hours over the weekend and I got 6 blocks (half the pattern) completed.
I threw in a bit of Riley Blake Alpine Wonderland for one of the blocks above.  I have a few fat quarters of that line.  It makes me want to make 2 of these quilts.  I'm thinking this would be a fantastic project for my sisters and nieces to make in 2013.  It is a great beginner project and fun for all quilting levels. (Just a tip:  If you have a friend you can split a jelly roll with just a few adjustments, add white fabric and a border fabric for this quilt.)

-nanette

19 comments:

Nedra said...

It's got to go on my someday list, but I agree, this one is a must. Especially when you can fussy cut the centers :)

Darlene said...

I made mine in September during my 'sewing month craze' and thoroughly enjoyed making it. I love yours in those prints - very vintage.

Kimberly said...

On man, you've just made up my mind for me to make this quilt in that fabric. I might even have, um, a little of it stashed for a rainy day. Or a snowy day. Or a project like this. Thanks for showing me how fantastic it looks in Dear Mr Claus!

mindingmomma said...

Love your ornaments

Lori Holt said...

Thanks for the arm twisting!!!!...adorable!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

You're TOOOO funny -- how on earth do you find the time? I LOVE your fabric choice -- my favorite of all the versions I've been seeing!

beth said...

This one's going to be GREAT! Love all those ornaments! ;)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww so adorable! :)

You really are gonna have to stop this...if you keep showing all these adorable quilts I will be left no choice but to learn to quilt! :)

Blessings always

Deborah said...

This pattern is so tempting. I want to get caught up on my Row Along before I start anything new. We'll see if I can hold out. Your blocks are lovely.....love the fabric.

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Cute, cute, cute!!

AnnieO said...

Totally vintagey, Nanette! I swear I can amlmost hear you joyfully squeal at the cuteness of your blocks :)

•stephanie• said...

yep . . . you've got another winner on your hands with this one. you just can't go wrong with anything christmas!

pratima said...

Very fun to see red and green ornaments in December! They are so cute! Happy stitching :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

I bought the pattern...just have to find time to make this...yours is so pretty!!!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Totally not too late. Go, go, go! And enjoy =)

Sherri said...

I love this pattern...and your blocks are wonderful...I agree...this is a quilt you want to make more than one of. I think I'll be making others for next year!

trish said...

Oh girl! You may be responsible for pushing me over the cliff!! I love Sherri's ornament quilt and am swooning over yours now! This pattern is on my list for 2013. I don't have time right now, but I would love to give it a go after the 1st. After all my Christmas sewing, Lori's quilt along is top of the list. :0)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I don't know where I've been, but I missed seeing this pattern. What a great Christmas quilt. Your blocks are beautiful.

Cynthia said...

It's on my list too! I like the fabrics you chose!