I started a hash tag on Instagram called #quiltsintheome. I wanted to show where all of my quilts end up since I mostly quilt for my children. I also wanted to see where others’ quilts reside. I often wonder what happens to many of those gorgeous quilts I see posted.
It is no secret I love Christmas quilts. The vast majority of my quilts in the last 18 months have been Christmas quilts. In my defense, I made one for each of four children, three for our living room and two for patterns plus a few others as gifts. Who am I kidding? This needs no justification. They are CHRISTMAS QUILTS. Enough said. So let’s see where I put all of my Christmas quilts starting with our living room.
My favorite Christmas quilt is this one right here. It is my forty-two six inch block Vintage Christmas quilt by Lori Holt. It took me six months and was definitely my most difficult project to date. I love everything about it. It actually took me a while to decide to purchase the book and make it. I loved the quilt but the cover fabrics Lori Holt used (her own Christmas line) were not my style. I knew it would not match anything in our home either. So I never bought it. Then I realized I could just use different fabric. I found a fat eighth bundle of Holly Berry by Basic Grey for Moda at my local shop. I had no idea what to use it for but I loved it. Then I realized it was perfect for my Vintage Christmas quilt. (This is an affiliate link included for your convenience. If you click on it, I will earn some extra money to continue to fuel my quilt craze. All lovely quilts will be shared here).
Every block is a mini work of art. I never thought I could do these tiny blocks. But I tried one block, then another and I just approached it one block at a time. Then before I knew it, I was half way done and I realized I am doing it. It truly is my most favorite quilt to date.
Funnily enough, I made this quilt intending it to be used daily. I wanted it to be our family Christmas quilt. I made it knowing that it is likely going to be stained and loved to pieces and that makes me happy.
The quilting is just amazing and was done by Kaitlyn at Knot and Thread Design. I wanted the blocks to be the feature design but I also wanted it to be Christmas themed. So I decided on a less dense snowflake. It truly was the perfect quilting especially since my backing was red and green snowflakes.
I also made the North Star Quilt by Emily Dennis using Christmas Delivery by Sweetwater. It was another Christmas quilt must for me once I saw Emily’s Tula Pink version. I am probably going to make another one this upcoming year. It was that good.
On the bottom is my own pattern Modern Ornaments. I love having enough quilts or faux fur throws for everyone. There is nothing better than lounging on the sofa and snuggling under a quilt while watching a Christmas movie.
Check out the hash tag #quiltsinthehome to see more of my quilts and other who have joined in on the fun!
Kelly O. says
no home was ever cozier than one filled with quilts! Your family room is giving off a real Christmas vibe!