Before I highlight projects from last week's Needle and Thread Thursday, and while we're on the subject of holidays, let's talk Christmas in July! We are officially in the second half of the year, after all. I'd like to share a couple of quilts I made in the spring but haven't blogged about, and haven't even added to the My Quilts page. These are Christmas gifts for my mom and aunt.
Even though she knew I was making it, my aunt was adamant that she wanted it to be a surprise. Well, when she came to visit and we started quilting, curiosity got the best of both of us. If you missed my post about teaching my aunt to make her very first quilt, you can check it out HERE. So, now that she's seen it (and my mom saw hers when I finished it), I'm free to add it here!
I had fabric panels from the book The Night Before Christmas that were meant to be made into cloth books. I knew I only wanted to use the pictures for these quilts because although I liked the illustrations, I definitely didn't want the quilts to look childish- and the words had gotten stretched and distorted. So, I trimmed them off and bordered the illustrations to make them a consistent size. If you "read" the quilt, it tells the whole story.
Between the story blocks, are some simple rail fence blocks arranged in kind of a whirligig shape. The two quilts are constructed in a similar way, but since I used many fabrics from my Christmas stash, many of the fabrics differ, which makes each one unique. And, of course, I chose different backings.
Now check out some of the awesomeness that was linked to Needle and Thread Thursday last week!
Adrianne at On the Windy Side linked this fantastic Kaleidoscope quilt. Isn't it cheerful?
Emily at Sew ET shared her progress on this gorgeous rainbow project. Wow, those pieces are tiny!
And Kim, at Windsor and Main showed us her newly finished Summer Picnic Quilt! Fantastic!
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