Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Quilt Tour

Welcome to our home! Please come in...

I'm not completely happy with the wreath yet, but it's getting there. And it looks good close up. Start with a grocery store wreath, add mixed greens from around the yard, a few dollar store ornaments and a new bow. A custom wreath for under $10!

This narrow hallway is a rotating quilt gallery on one side.
(I'll show you the musical instrument collection on the other side after I dust it off!)
I wish I had labeled the angel quilt - I don't remember when I made it.
The Advent calendar in the middle was a gift many years ago. It just isn't Advent for Julia & Pete without it. The geese in the forest quilt looks great for Christmas.

This is the first quilt I ever made. As an unemployed newlywed, I took a beginner class at a quilt shop and an addiction was born! I'm thinking I might take it apart next year and re-quilt it. Or should I leave it as is, in all its imperfect, beginner glory?

I made this quick, fused Santa quilt in 2004.
(This one has a label because it was in a show.)
My collection of hand blown glass ornaments has found a home away from the tree for the last few years. They seem safer here on top of the TV.

Julia made this cute snow couple in 2005. Her first attempt at paper piecing and free motion machine quilting, plus a little fusing. Totally cute!

My yo-yo tree found a home in the bathroom. I love the addition of the orange buttons, but I'm not crazy about this star. I'll be on the look-out for something better.

Maybe tomorrow I'll show you the less-quilty decorations. I hope the tree will be decorated by then!


Jackie said...

I think you should leave your first quilt in all its beginner glory for sure. It will serve as a reminder of how much you have learned and how far you have come!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love everything and what a great place for the yoyo tree!!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. Thanks for the "Open House". Love it!

I do hope you'll come check out my Virtual Christmas Quilt show and consider entering. Just follow the rules. Random drawing for prizes on Dec 25th.


Colleen said...

Thank you for the lovely tour!!! I am housebound right now following surgery and pneumonia so no real tours for me :(
Please leave your first quilt as it is. It is beautiful and what a great sampler project!!!
Merry Christmas!!!