Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Sampler

There is a Christmas Quilt show going on at Sew Cal Gal. I haven't been able to grab the linky button but you can click on the link and  get there from here.

 I  finally finished this sampler quilt that I started about 3 years ago when our group at church was doing a Block of the Month. I made mine in reds and greens using a  bunch of fabrics from  Block of the Month packs from a local quilt shop. I decided right away that I would not make the quilt from the shop but I bought all the packs since I had signed up. There were enough red and green fabrics in the packs that by adding a few from my stash I was able  to make a scrappy quilt. There are a lot of reproduction fabrics from the BOM packs which is nice for a traditional quilt. I decided that I would make 3 blocks every month and make 3 quilts. That didn't happen. However those blocks didn't go to waste I used 5 of them on the back of the quilt. After the 2nd month I knew I wouldn't make 3 quilts after all so I only had 6 left over blocks. The blocks are 9 inches before the red frames. 

57 x 70

Back
 I am not sure where I will  use this one this year. I change things around from year to year. Because it is new this year I will  probably put it where the whole quilt shows.

This quilt below is the one that for the past maybe 15 years always goes on my dining room table. It is a nine patch color wash and I left the center kind of blank because I intended it for the table with a centerpiece sitting in the middle.

40 x 40
I got out some of my Christmas quilts yesterday. Looking over my Picassa web album I am remembering many more quilts that I made for Christmas and have given away. I still have a bunch that I kept, probably too many.
I haven't taken the bundle of Christmas quilts down from my closet shelf yet but by the end of this week I will be taking out all my Christmas quilts and  Christmas dishes and they will be out until January 1. I will be showing more of my Christmas quilts in the days to come.












45 comments:

Sandra Kaye said...

Lovely quilt Ruth !!! Great job!! Have a great day!! Hugs to you-- Sandra

tink's mom said...

Great quilt. I love the back. Must have felt great finishing it up.

Joanna said...

I love sampler quilts. Your version is lovely, and I especially like the backing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! the back is as lovely as the top.....great job

I like the one in the earlier post too....with the window light....

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilts... front and back

Snoodles said...

I'm crazy about sampler quilts, and yours is just lovely. I love the pieced back, too!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the Christmas quilts.
Kathy

Needled Mom said...

Very nice. I LOVE the colorwash.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just stunning - love the colorwash especially. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

May Britt said...

Beautiful quilt that can be used both ways. Love the way you put the backing together.

Julimond said...

Wonderful. I wish i would have more time to sew an quilt.
Your works are great.

Barbara said...

So pretty!

Sandy said...

Very pretty! I love the quilt you have on your blog header as well.=)

Mrs.Pickles said...

great quilt very pretty

Sue Daurio said...

great quilt, front and back. I do like a pieced back.

Julimond said...

what can i say. wonder wonder wonderful

Michele Hester said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Carrie P. said...

both quilts are simply lovely. thanks for sharing with us.

maggie said...

Just beautiful work Ruth!!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Ruth, Your Christmas Sampler quilt is really wonderful. I really enjoy samplers and seeing yours makes me wonder why I haven't made a Christmas one. You have inspired me to start one to decorate with next year. Your color wash quilt is really beautiful too. I'm hoping to get my very first color wash quilt started early next year. I have everything for it, just need to get to it. Hugs...

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilt is just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn

Lesley said...

Gorgeous quilts!

Karen said...

It's lovely to see your Christmas quilts. Great to see the sampler quilt worked out for you.

Wilma NC said...

Very pretty!! I love all things Christmas.

LynCC said...

They're both very nice quilts. I've been wanting to do a 9-patch colorwash for quite a while!

nima said...

wow..lovely quilts

Christine M said...

Lovely quilt front and back!

QuiltSue said...

The colours of the Christmas Sampler are great, and the plain-ish centre for a table covering is a clever idea.

Cheryl said...

Love sampler quilts and yours is great!!

Janet said...

These are both gorgeous quilts. I especially love your sampler quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

How nice you have a closet full of Christmas Quilts! I like the colorwash.

Quiltbenaco said...

Stupendi!
Ciao

Quiltbenaco said...

Stupendi!
Ciao

Judi said...

Very nice! I especially like the sampler.

Jen said...

Very nice! I love the red framed blocks, it pulls it together so nicely!

Michele said...

I love how you put the blocks on the back :-)

Heather said...

Great quilt and the back is wonderful.

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very stunning quilt. Both the front and the back :-)

Laurel said...

okay - that first one was beautiful, but the second one? that one really really is beautiful - i would love to try making a similar one someday...

Kelli said...

Your quilts are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing them with us!

KOcanQuilt said...

Sample quilts are one my favorites and it is great to see in these colors. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is so beautiful ! I love the fabrics you picked, and the backing too! Im just learning how to quilt and love looking at bloggers quilts, its so inspirational. Thanks for showing it !

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

What a lot of work and love and care and skill has gone into your quilts - love them!