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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Deck the halls

I just love Christmas and have been busy hanging up my Christmas quilts. I always hang then in the beginning of December so that I can get maximum enjoyment from them. Here are just a few of my quilts. Made just two years ago is “All the Love of Christmas”, an adaptation of a Bronwyn Hayes design with her trademark stitchery blocks. I did make some changes as I couldn’t live with upside down people! Such fun to do and I am really pleased with the finished quilt.

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All the Love of Christmas

It is always interesting to check the labels and see when these creations were made. My red and green “Christmas Stars” was made way back in 1992! My tastes have changed over the years and I tend to use more of a burgundy red these days instead of bright red.

DSCF2294 Christmas Stars

I really enjoy doing the stitchery style blocks and completed this cute little Christmas Swag earlier this year. The Santa, reindeer, snowman and Christmas tree were easy to stitch. I like to use the thicker Perle cotton instead of the more usual stranded cottons.

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And lastly, this pretty little crazy quilted tree was a gift from my daughter Nicky many years ago, so of course is very special to me. The tree is adorned with various braid, buttons, cord, ribbon and lace. My daughter is not a quilter so I think this is the first and last quilt she has ever made, which makes it even more special.

DSCF2295 Crazy patched Christmas Tree

3 comments:

DianeH said...

Greetings from Canada Jenny. I love all things Bronwyn Hayes. Your quilts and your swag are lovely. Have a blessed Christmas. Cheers.

Jenny said...

Thanks for your comment Diane from Canada. Think of us here in New Zealand as we celebrate our Christmas in Summer, so we should have nice warm weather. Guess you will be having a white Christmas up there in Canada

Julie said...

I love all of your beautiful Chrissy decorations, they do make for a very festive home!