December 1, 2008

Ahhh, December!

We are really low key in regards to the Christmas season, we stopped the gift buying binge many years ago which gives us opportunity to savor the fun of the season, and think about the reason for the season.

As a quilter one of the joys for me is getting out December's quilt and putting it on the bed for the month. This was another one of my 'designing by the seat of my pants' quilts, I never know how they'll come out until they are bound and finished.

The baskets are adapted from a picture I saw in an Australian magazine. It was only after I'd used it for a few years and then put it in a local show that I realized I'd not put the vine in top border! Proof I'll never be perfect.

I used 1800's reproductions in reds and greens, they are subdued and don't shout ho-ho-ho but rather peace and serenity. Always a good thing this time of year. I hand lettered my favorite carols between the basket blocks, and 'Twas the night before Christmas is written in the bottom white border. Seasons best to you and yours, thanks for stopping by!

Monday Thankies
All the wonderful variety of fabrics we have today
All the great blogs out there
Employment for Rob


Lady Farmer said...


Pieceful Afternoon said...

REally wonderful quilt - I love the idea of the christmas songs on it - and I'd have never known there was supposed to be a vine if you hadn't told me. :-)

We too have a christmas quilt for the bed - and one for the rocking chair, and one for the sofa. I love christmas decorations.

Bizarre Quilter said...

Oh how cuuuute! What vine?? It doesn't even look missing! LOL!!

I can't wait to decorate for Christmas!


Karen said...

Wonderful quilt. I pulled out all my basket patterns, some time ago, and really must get started on one.

Numismatist Facts said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the vine story.
I also have two seasonal quilts that hang over my banister during December.

Idaho Quilter said...

Wonderful Christmas quilt and with messages. I had to laugh about the vine, did you when you realized it.