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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Quilts

I have made a couple of Christmas quilts. The first one shown is a design by Crabapple Hill. I am sure many of you have seen this pattern or made it yourself. It has three panels that are done in embroidery and the then the pieced blocks are added.

It measures about 54x48 and makes a great wall hanging. It was my first attempt at hand quilting baptist fans.   I must say they were fun to do and I will be using the again on future quilts.

The embroidered scenes with the pieced blocks  are a great combination.

This second quilt is a pattern I found in a magazine several years ago. It was one of the first quilts I hand quilted.  It also has a bit of paper piecing in it. So all in all it was a good learning experience.

I love making quilts that are seasonal. I love bringing them out every holiday to help decorate and get me in a festive mood.


  1. Carla I just love your Christmas tree quilt it is beautiful! You are right I have a Crabapple pattern (not that one) and it is waiting for me..VBG thanks for sharing

  2. I have looked at the first quilt many times and thought about making it. It's a wonderful quilt! Your other quilt is very festive too!

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  4. I love both those quilts, the first one is beautiful. The tree is an unusual design and I love the stars on it.

  5. I love your quilts! Especially because they are not the traditional red/green, and still have a real christmassy feeling!

  6. That's really beautiful, Carla! I love most everything by Crabapple Hill. There stuff is so wonderful :)

    Merry Christmas!

  7. Ooh, both of those quilts are fabulous, Carla! I have always coveted the first one by Crabapple Hill. I finally broke down and bought the pattern; seeing yours worked up so beautifully gives me the incentive to have that be my first start in 2012! Could you share where you got the pattern for the second quilt? I love the simplicity of the design, it's really striking, and would love to see if I might be able to still get the pattern! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous work!


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