Once Upon A Christmas Quilt

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This is where it started… uhhh … last year. Does that matter? 

Nope. This is a lovely Christmas quilting book I have enjoyed reading… again, this year!

And I love the quilt TOP I’ve finished. BTW I love the BROWN patches of color in it.  It’s hard to find the ‘right’ browns.  But they really help other colors be vibrant, I think.  A great palette for colors to ‘spring from’ if you ask me.  And funny thing, is today, Frieda Anderson mentioned brown fabric on her blog.  Go there if you’d like a chance to win some of her delicious hand-dyed fabrics!  She’s giving away some! 

So… I’m going to enJOY the process of quilting it, of thinking about “oh what fun it is to ride stitch, a quilt top up tonight!”  Are you singing Jingle Bells with me, here?!  I’m thinking I may quilt some words into it… and I’m thinking of using all white thread for my quilting motifs.

And if it’s not finished this year, I’m not going to push it. I want to enjoy the process, perusing additional personal touches that will make me happy to put my own personal touch on it, and create it.  There’s not much fun for me when it’s all pressure and ‘must do’ when it comes to making things for Christmas. I want to enjoy the season for what it really is.  It’s all about Jesus.  And not about the decorations, the baking, or time to quilt.

Love, Blessings, and Christmas tidings to you all.


Leslie

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  1. I made this quilt last year and it turned out to be one of my favorite quilts ever. It's one of the first quilts I did free motion quilting on. I wrote my grandchildren's names (and then let them all search and find them!) and stars and trees and words like joy, love, peace, etc. It was really a lot of fun. It looks quite amateurish and primitive but I love that. I'm thinking it would be cute for Easter with bunnies hopping across that top piece. 🙂 blessings, marlene

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