Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Quilt Inspiration

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This is my favorite Christmas quilt NOT made by me.  This one my Mom made before I had the quilting bug.   I love the colors and the absence of novelty Christmas fabric.  The pattern is the simple Amish star block.  Eventually I want to copy this quilt and make one for myself! 

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Now back to serious business…..not.  (mug from Old Navy & its HUGE…just how I like it)

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36 comments:

~Michelle~ said...

that quilt is a beauty - I really like how some of the blocks have just 3 fabrics, while others are wild with 4 fabrics - my fav block is the 2nd from right on the top row

Sarah said...

LOVE that quilt...especially the polka dots!

Natalia said...

That is darling! I love your colors!

Poppyprint said...

Agreed - absence of novelty xmas fabric inspiring! The stripes and dots are so graphic. A super fun quilt. How nice for you to have a quilty mom with amazing taste in fabric (do I detect stash-raiding?).

Lisa said...

What a great Christmas quilt! I love the fabrics and the funkyness of it...it is adorable!!!

Vicki said...

beautiful quilt!

Amy said...

Ahhh...thanks for the Christmas inspiration. I have yet to ever make anything Christmas for myself (I'm great at GIVING it away!) so I'm determined to fix this next year!

And suddenly I have a craving for a BIG mug of hot cocoa....

Crystal Hendrix said...

I really like it! Very cute and simple!

Leslie said...

that mug is fabulous!!! your christmas quilt is so pretty.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Old Navy this year? I need to get to the mall!

Tasha said...

Oh, that really is fabulous!! You are my inspiration. Just thought I would tell ya.

Karen said...

A Christmas quilt without novelty fabrics - excellent. It looks so gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing your version.

Sara said...

That quilt is really cute! Love your mug.

badlandsquilts said...

Wonderful quilt... love it!

quiltermom2 said...

Awsome quilt! Your mother is talented! I wish I could do something like that and not abandond it! Haha I'm a procrastinator! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Rainbow Child said...

LOVE that mug!

Sherri said...

I love the fabrics. Hey, maybe your mom could give it to you and then you wouldn't have to copy it! My daughter can talk me into giving her my quilts. Hmm, maybe I need to do something about that.

amandajean said...

that is a VERY cute quilt! i made a red and green quilt last year without any novelty fabrics and it turned out really fun. your mug is lovely as well. :)

Suzanne said...

I really love the green in it. Nice and bright! Makes me want to have a Christmas quilt for our livingroom. Too late for this year - maybe next :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt Mom!!
Great mug Allison!!

paulette said...

Wow!! Now this is what I would call a true Christmas quilt!! Well done mom!
Paulette

Kath said...

Absolutely adorable! You just cannot beat red and green. Thanks for your comments on the Courthouse steps. The blocks started out as my freinds UFO. I saw a pic of a Kaffe Fassett quilt, with 6 different sizes of blocks, which triggered the idea. Kath :D

Mama Pea Quilts said...

What a great Christmas quilt! Unique that the green fabrics are all of the lighter shades . . . very interesting. Inspiration plus!

I WANT that deer mug! Matter of fact, I want a whole set of them. Our nearest Old Navy store is 130 miles away and I know I won't get there before Christmas . . . maybe I should try online?

Mountain Home Quilts said...

your mom did a fabulous job! i love the colors and the traditional star!

Mama Megs said...

Oh I love that quilt!! I've been wanting to make a christmas quilt without all the cheesey christmas prints...Someday!! She did such a great job :) Isn't it funny now that we're into quilting how much we love our mom's stuff? I have so much more respect for her now! Have a great christmas and I'll get that card off today :)

Brooke said...

Just so you know, you're my new favorite sewing/quilt blog! Every time I see your adorable quilts (or your mom's), I want to run to my sewing machine and get busy! Love love love!

Libby said...

WOW!!! I LOVE the quilt and the mug!!
Merry Christmas!
Libby

Shannon said...

Gorgeous quilt. I have yet to venture into quilting. I know, once I start, it could be trouble. Love the mug!

V and Co. said...

those are all my colors love them all!!!

Jennifer said...

I love the Christmas quilt! I need to make one for my bed! I am the only person in Fairfield County that does not have a Christmas quilt on my bed!

a little bit biased said...

Love the quilt. The colors are great and the big polka dots on the binding are so whimsical! So cute!

Jayme said...

Hey allison! love all the patterns on the fabric your mom used! and i especially love the MUG!

Dana said...

Great quilt and super great mug!

ange said...

This is a beautiful quilt ! I have been wanting to make one for our family and each of my boys. I am going to attempt to do so in 2010. If I get it done I'll send a photo.
Merry Christmas !

AlessandraLace said...

it is simply amazing. a nice project and a good inspiration. thank you. hugs

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Beautiful holiday quilt! Love the colors.

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