Category: Christmas

How to create crazy quilt Christmas ornaments

I was recently invited to a Christmas ornament and cookie exchange. I do not bake but my daughter is a baking whiz! She volunteered to make my cookies and I promised to make her ornament. Here are the four ornaments that I ended up with. I know there are two too many but once I... Read more »

Hooray! A Hallmark Christmas Movie finally includes a Quilter

I am so excited and I am sure you are as well. Everyone in the quilting world is saying Hooray! A Hallmark Christmas movie finally includes a Quilter. I can stop complaining! Yes, I have complained, I admit it. A few years ago I wrote a post that Hallmark Christmas movies need to include quilters.  Here... Read more »

Review of Christmas Quilts Christmas Memories book and exhibit at International Quilt Festival

Here is the cover of the charming book which inspired the exhibit.
I enjoy making modern traditional quilts and I adore looking at all kinds of Christmas quilts. My favorites are combinations of red, white and green so I was in luck at the International Quilt Festival. Not only did I get to see the quilts, I purchased the book as well. I am combining the two... Read more »
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Checklist to find the ultimate romantic Christmas movie

I am a relatively recent convert to Hallmark Christmas movies, I need the escapism nowadays! My husband has always adored them and we play a little game when we watch them. One of us will say to the other, “Has —– happened yet?” Because part of the enjoyment is the predictability and happy endings. Using... Read more »

Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips

Santa himself would be proud of my latest project. I have a Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips. I am pretty darn proud and feeling frugal! (I know I am not but allow me this momentary feeling of victory.) Last December I finished a Christmas quilt for my grandson... Read more »

3 Christmas movies with quilts - 2017 update

Last year I bemoaned the lack of quilters in Christmas movies and I am still waiting for one to take the lead role. I was heartened by the presence of quilts in movies in 2016 so I thought it was time for a 2017 update. Are you ready for Christmas movies with quilts I’ve spotted... Read more »
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Playing with my presents is a happy post holiday activity

I have found that playing with my presents is a happy post holiday activity. I know it makes me sound materialistic and shallow but I will only cop to the materialistic part. I am, after all, a quilter! My husband and I do stocking presents but he may have stretched the concept this year. Stocking... Read more »

Christmas quilt is finished - it's a Christmas miracle

I did it, the Christmas quilt is finished. I bet Henry will be so excited or maybe he will think, “What took you so long, Grandma?”In my defense, I am finally feeling better now and that cold is what slowed me down. That and some procrastination along the way. The important thing is that this... Read more »

Last minute gift sewing the 2016 edition

It is December 22nd and I have not wrapped a single gift yet. Why, you ask? Because I haven’t finished sewing them. I could blame this on not feeling well, the stars or recognize that there is a certain pattern going on here. This is merely last minute gift sewing the 2016 edition. The main... Read more »
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I found the Quilts in Hallmark Christmas movies

I am a recent convert to Hallmark Christmas movies and I published a post recently where I lamented the lack of quilters in said movies. I am still hoping Hallmark takes my advice and makes a quilter a central character. I don’t care if it’s a modern quilter, traditional quilter or art quilter! I just want... Read more »