Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Quilt

Christmas time is officially here.  It's a time to spend with family, friends, go caroling, special times at church reflecting what Christmas is all about.  All the colors that you see in stores, homes, churches,  lights on houses, lights on the Christmas trees in the windows. 

I want to tell you about the Christmas quilt I made several years ago.   You’ve heard me talk about our shop hops we have around here with all the quilt shops in October.  Now let me tell you this kit sat in my sewing closet for a long time, meaning a few years, before I decided it was time to start on it.  I’m not sure what year the shop hop was, think it was 2006.  They always have one specific material that all these 12 quilt shops use in there blocks.  Then each shop creates a quilt using each of the shops blocks.  This particular year I choose the finishing kit from the store, Quilting Bee.  This quilt really appealed to me because it really did say “Christmas” to me and the real reason for Christmas, Manager scene.  Each shop had a kit you could buy for their block plus their pattern.  So as you can see I purchased each of the 12 blocks.  I used the one block for the center that looked like a star.  On the bottom I choose to have machine embroidered “Oh Holy Night” in gold thread.  The Manager scene I choose to do appliqueing with machine embroidering around each piece. The quilter used a special gold metallic thread to create rays from the star above down on the manager scene.  

For several years it hung in the entrance at the church during Advent.  I had quite a few compliments on this quilt and also on the quilting.  I can say I am very proud of this quilt and glad I invested in the finishing kit and pattern and the time to finish it.  Some day one of my children might hang it in there house and enjoy it as much as I do.

Christmas Wishes:  Hoping your Christmas brings all your favorite things and a Great 2013, Happy New Year to all.


  1. It's a lovely quilt.
    A very happy Christmas and New Year to you and your family.
    Love Laura xx

    1. Thank you. Each one of my quilts I make with love but this one has extra special love! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks again.

  2. What a wonderful quilt to remind us of our Saviors birth. As a parent, I often wonder what went through Joseph and Mary's mind, realizing the Christ Child was to be born in manger.

    I so hope you and your family have a wonderful and happy Christmas.
    blessings, jill

    1. Just went to a Christmas Eve Church Service and the Christmas Story was read! Oh Holy Night was played by organ, piano, and 2 trumpets. Silent Night was sung. Oh so meaningful! Yes its a special event our Saviors birth.

      Hope you have your family have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thanks for the comment.