2011 Christmas Quilts

Posted Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 in Christmas gift | Tags: , , ,

The tree is down, the Christmas dishes are back in the cupboard, and the Christmas quilts are with their new owners. I started making Jeff and Christina’s quilt in November. I used a “Recently Arrived in London” jelly roll, 3 matching charm packs, and over 5 yards of background fabric using the Jacob’s Ladder block pattern. I was inspired by a quilt at the Moda Bakeshop. To make the quilt large enough, I had to make it considerably larger than the pattern. I eventually changed the placement of the blocks for an entirely different final design. I finished the quilt top in December. I put it aside to begin a quilt for Jennifer and Tristan.

Jeff and Christina’s 2011 Christmas Quilt

Jennifer and Tristan wanted a quilt they could use with the same colors as the Double Wedding Ring I had made for their wedding quilt. I had purchased extra fabric when I bought the fabrics for the DWR but I didn’t have enough to make an entire quilt. I took the brown and teal fabrics that I had left over from the DWR and went to Fabric and Friends in Roanoke , Indiana. Kent Mick helped me pick a few more fabrics and background fabric. I needed border fabric and fabric to make the teal half square triangles. I used the same block pattern as Jeff and Christina’s quilt but with a different setting.

Jennifer and Tristan’s 2011 Christmas quilt

By this time, it was getting close to Christmas. I did have some extra time because we were planning to have our Christmas celebration on December 29. I wanted to be finished with both quilts before the 25th so I could enjoy other preparations for the holiday. After working furiously for several days,  I had the second quilt top ready for quilting.

I loaded Jeff and Christina’s quilt on the frame on December 20th and quilted it.  On December 21 I loaded the second quilt on the frame and quilted it the next day. The final stitch was put in the last quilt on December 24!

Now, on to my next quilt. It is a baby quilt for our first grandson who will be born in March.

BTW, the quilt holders are Tristan on the left and Jeff on the right.


Karen Sternberg says... January 4, 2012 | 9:47 pm

Gosh Linda,

You do some really beautiful work. I happen to really like the first pattern & aspire some day to do it. Nice to see the adaptation into the 2nd one. So you do your own long-arm quilting too? Wow!

You may know me from GW, where I also post at C&S & Houseplants as ‘Pirate Girl’.


admin says... January 5, 2012 | 9:55 pm

Thanks Karen, it was an easy pattern, just lots of blocks to make in a short time.
Yes, I do my own quilting. I have a short arm machine and frame.

Zonya says... January 18, 2012 | 12:51 pm

Linda- when are you putting up the baby quilt photos? I want to show a girlfriend here at work how adorable it is!

MOI says... December 28, 2012 | 3:22 pm

Hi. I love your first quilt. I am looking for a pattern for 1 or 2 jelly rolls, something intermediate, I think I finally found what I was looking for.

MOI says... May 9, 2014 | 9:07 am

Hi again. I finally published a post about the quilt I made, inspired by yours. I put a picture of yours, linking to your site.