I had this wonderful idea,
that I just have to share with you.
It packs a punch and costs very little.
This is one of my paintings.
It is hanging in one of the bedrooms.
Well, I am in the mood to start decorating
for Christmas, so . . .
I wrapped it, made a big tag
and hung it back on the wall.
No need to find a place to store it until after Christmas
and it fills the wall with Christmas cheer.
Why didn't I thinK of this years ago :)
I wanted to do just a little to make the room
All that I did was change the blue bedspread
for this red and tan quilt.
Sew one Christmas fabric pillow case . . .
and sew some of the ribbon that I found at Walmart
to a set of white pillow cases.
This is how the bed looks right now . . .
waitng for Steve to get home from work,
to start his vacation and open his
I won't bore you with a lot of words . . .
but Steve asked me for a Christmas quilt
One that he can get out each Thanksgiving
and put away each New Years.
This is it!
Finished and ready for giving.
My sweet man loves Christmas.
I tried to incorporate everything he loves about it
in this quilt.
There are 39 different fabrics in this quilt.
All of the embroidery patterns are from Oregon Patchwork designs.
Except for these trees.
I found them in a book that I have called
Redwork from The Workbasket by Rebecca Kemp Brent
The fabric was a mix of some purchased from JoAnnes,
some scraps and a jelly roll purchased from
Green Fairy Quilts
This is the back side.
You may have noticed that this is a quilt as you go quilt.
I did the entire quilt on my regular sewing machine,
except for the embroidery of course.
This is the label.
I know that he will love it . . .
and that I can give him a big
Christmas hug everytime he wraps
up in it, for many years to come :)
Have a lovely weekend.
whatever you do,
Your blogging sister,