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Friday, December 01, 2006

Christmas Quilts



Being a machine quilter, I seem to start quilting people's Christmas quilts clear in July....I kind of "ugh" and perservere through those, who is in the mood for Christmas in July? The year spins fast enough as it is, and I'm really not ready for Christmas until after thanksgiving. That's just the way it is :c)

This past week I have spent time quilting this wonderful yet simple Christmas quilt for my customer, Mary Ann. It has printed blocks in the center of the log cabin squares, and I just LOVE the secondary star that is made by the sashings.....the units are similar to the weedwhacker quilt blocks! This gives me ideas for quilts in the future, using these as sashings, not just as blocks.

I'm usually not a "pre-printed" block fan, but I really like this one, I love how the quilting ties it all together!

Bonnie

11 comments:

Darcie said...

Your quilting makes this quilt sparkle, Bonnie! Terrific job!

Ms. Jan said...

Lovely quilt and truly enhanced by the magic you do, Bonnie!

Linda C. said...

I think the "ready to quilt" fabrics usually have some charm when someone uses them as a starting point for an original quilt. The "slap a border on it and its done" mentality doesn't float my boat, however. This is a wonderful application, and certainly is made that much more spectacular by your excellent quilting.

quiltpixie said...

your swirly quilting in the white area between blocks really adds dimension Looks great :-)

Carolyn said...

Bonnie, this one is just gorgeous! Congratulations to both of you...great teamwork!

Dawn said...

It does look fun and your quilting is wonderful!

Lucy said...
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Sandra said...

I love the "snow flurry" quilting in the white bits :-)

Tonya R said...

your quilting is gorgeous as always. I can do christmas for months and months after the holiday, but not that far ahead!

Lucy said...

what a lovely idea for the setting !! and your work is so beautiful , as always :-))

Sassenach said...

Your work is so beautiful.....

I'm linking to this entry as well as the book cover post in tomorrow's issue of The Bent Needle.