Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Quilts

The Grove Park Inn got me in the spirit to start decorating for Christmas. So, yesterday, I got out the Christmas quilts and started changing out my decor for the holidays.

This is my version of Gingerbread Houses, from a block party exchange at Capital Quilters' Guild many years ago. I added the border of gingerbread men that are personalized with the hobbies of the members of my family.I used to participate in many block exchanges. This quilt has blocks from a Cyberbee Santa swap and an Internet Snowman swap.

This little guy came from a kit I purchased in a Crafters' club long ago. I don't think I was a quilter then. I kind of like the wobbly flying geese. I did not quilt this until years later.

I also made a whole stack of bookmarks to give as Christmas favors. Most of them are made from a fabric I painted, stamped, and foiled last year. I added some shiny stitches and fibers.


Vicki W said...

I was supposed to go to Asheville last week and was looking forward to seeing the gingerbread houses at the Grove Park. Unfortunately we had to cancel. Maybe next year! I love your Christmas quilts. I should make myself one some day!

Stephanie D said...

I still haven't been bitten by the decorating bug. I must be in denial that Christmas is so soon.

Anonymous said...

What a great Christmas favor! BTW, I love the holidays, but are you telling me that they're here already??!!! AHHHHH!!!

Jackie Russell said...

Cute bookmarks!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

It's great when we can use up our creations no one might not ever see. I love those bookmarks.