Thursday, November 7, 2013

Yay for Christmas Quilts!

Since I began a new Christmas quilt in October my children are accusing me of skipping Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Yup! I suppose I'm guilty! I like Halloween but I LOVE Christmas and I'm thankful for Thanksgiving for all of the usual reasons but the number one reason is it officially begins my 24/7 Christmas celebrations!! Nothing puts me in the Christmas spirit more than Christmas quilting, making Christmas gifts for my loved ones, and Christmas music! And, yes!! It's true, I've been listening to Christmas music since the beginning of the creation of this quilt...which began about the last week of October.  Last night my husband came home from work and found me finishing up this quilt with the Christmas music filling our home.  I told him the music was staying on until my quilt was finished! He, surprisingly, didn't mind a bit! I even heard him humming along at times. ;)

The inspiration for this quilt came after a conversation with my older sister, Faith.  We were reminiscing about our Granny and the many Santa dolls she used to make.  Faith suggested I create a Santa quilt, so I did! :) I have an idea for another one as well.  I'm currently working on those patterns, and patterns for a nativity quilt.  Too many ideas floating around in my head.  Time to make them a reality!! 

I had fun switching up Santa's beards and hats.  I'm working on a skinny Santa pattern as well. Granny made fat and skinny Santas, so therefore some skinny Santas are a must as well! ;)

The toys were a lot of fun to create! The rocking horse ended up being my favorite!

Here are a couple of rough sketches of a nativity quilt I'm working on.  Stay tuned! :) 

Here is a couple of last years Christmas quilting projects. :)

Besides quilting, I'm staying busy reading and studying for my seminary class (Scripture study) I teach each school day morning at 6:30.  I teach about 13 teenagers and I love them! Not everyone can say they would love that many hormonal teenagers at 6:30 in the morning but I can honestly say I do! They are the reason I get up at 3:30am!! They fill my life with a lot of joy! :)

I hope to be back here soon with pictures of a new quilt! And, maybe even a few more pictures of these cute kids! :)


  1. That is amazingly beautiful! I can't see anyone receiving it not being over the moon. I love it, I'm now looking forward to seeing your ext one. It's lovely to see the photos of your class.
    Have a great weekend
    Peg x

  2. I love your Santa quilt!!! Don't have too much fun at 3:30 in the morning….lol