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Christmas Quilts

I’ve designed so many Christmas quilts over the years, my house is filled with them.  Not all at once of course. Many remain folded on the shelves, waiting for a chance to be shared.   From my very first one, Catch A Christmas Star, to my latest one, Mistletoe Lane, there are many in-between.  I thought it’d be fun to decorate this blog post with them.  Are you ready?  Warning, this post is picture heavy!

“Catch A Christmas Star” was my very first Christmas quilt, designed in 2004.

Catch a Christmas Star 003

“Snowman Country” came along in 2006:

Snowman Country Web View

2007 brought “All Things Christmas”:

All Things Christmas Web photo copy

The Original Version of “Postcard Cuties for Winter” made its debut in 2008…

Postcards winter web

…along with “I Believe in Angels”:

Angel Quilt Photo

“A Vintage Christmas” came along in 2009:

A Vintage Christmas web

“The Night Before Christmas” came in 2010:

Full photo

And “Snowbound” also came in 2010!

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“Merry Merry Snowmen” came along in 2011…

Merry Merry Snowmen web photo

and 2013 brought “I Believe in Snowmen”…

I Believe In Snowmen Full Web

…”Christmas Wheels”…

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…along with my new version of “Postcard Cuties for Winter” with wool applique…

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…and “A Woodland Christmas”.  2013 was a very busy year!

BHD A Woodland Christmas

2014 brought “Icicle Days”…

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…and”Mistletoe Lane”!

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Wow, that’s a lot of Christmas Quilts!  I hope I didn’t forget any!  All of these were made using fabrics from Moda!  And, guess what?  I’m working on a new Christmas Quilt for 2016!

If you’re a quilt shop reading this post, and you still have kits available for any of these quilts with original fabrics, please let me know and I’ll add you to this post.

Quilting By The Bay in Panama City, Florida  has A Woodland Christmas with all the original fabrics!

Jennifer’s Quilt Shop in Michigan has 3 kits left for Christmas Wheels, and 1 kit left for Wish on a Star!

Have a great week everyone!

Hugs,

Anne

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December 15, 2015 - 7:29 am

Sandy M - Super love all of them. I probably have 3-4 of these patterns.
Looking forward to the next one!

December 15, 2015 - 7:31 am

sandy Lowery - They are all so beautiful and have so much detail. I bet they were all fun to work on.

December 15, 2015 - 7:39 am

Carole crane - They are all wonderful as is anything you do. LOVE your work!

December 15, 2015 - 9:12 am

Hildy - I love them all the designs and the fabrics are great in each one! I have the pattern of the ‘Postcard Cuties’ and I confess it’s still on my to-do-list. But since it’s more a winter than a xmas quilt and there’s no winter yet here I still have time … :-)

December 15, 2015 - 10:21 am

mimi'sdarlins - How fun to see all your Christmas quilts in a row! I remember them all. I seem to recall a contest to guess the theme for The Night Before Christmas (with clues). What I love most about your work is that it is timeless…I couldn’t pick a favorite of all these beautiful quilts if I tried. Merry Christmas Anne, with love :)

December 15, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Leeanne - So many beautiful Christmas quilts! I just recently quilted “Merry Merry Snowmen” for one of my customers, so lovely! Merry Christmas to you.

December 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Karen - OMG! Thanks for posting all of your beautiful Christmas quilts! I’m actually stitching on Vintage Christmas currently! One of those ‘U.F.O.s’!

December 15, 2015 - 1:34 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Those are all just precious. How cool would it be to have a whole house decorated with Christmas quilts? :D

December 15, 2015 - 2:21 pm

sunny - They’re all gorgeous! It would be impossible to choose a favorite.

December 15, 2015 - 5:20 pm

connie - just hung my merry merry snowmen up on my wall in my studio…still one of my favorites to display

December 15, 2015 - 5:49 pm

Barb R. - Oh that was so much fun to see all your Christmas quilts – WOW! And they are all wonderful and charming.

In addition to all your Christmas quilts, do you have all of the other designs stashed away too? That’s truly a lot of quilts but what a treasure trove.

Lucky you.

Merry Christmas and many blessings you, Anne, and to your family.

December 15, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Glynis Ballard - Wow, your quilts are gorgeous. I love them all. I made your Snowman pattern and I hang it every winter to enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

December 15, 2015 - 8:39 pm

Nadia W. - What a great post! I love seeing your Christmas quilts…I too have a few patterns/kits waiting to get completed. I’m eager to see your 2016 Christmas quilt! Sew inspiring!

December 15, 2015 - 9:06 pm

Colleen - Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. I hope you have the grandchildren’s names pinned to the back of the Christmas quilts so they will be passed on down your family.
You didn’t mention your four footed family members so I hope they are all well and giving and getting lots of loves
And I really like the block you designed for the Moda Shuffle.
Colleen

December 15, 2015 - 9:22 pm

Melody - So lovely to see al these adorable quilts together in one post.

December 15, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Anita R. - Wow! Love them all :) can’t wait to see what 2016 brings, have a Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 3:00 am

Christine B. - Wow! What a wonderful array of beautiful quilts…. your house must look a picture with all those quilts to decorate with! They are all stunning! Thank you for sharing them Anne and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Christine x

December 16, 2015 - 6:27 am

Jackie - What beautiful quilts!! Have a Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 8:52 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Wow–I don’t think anyone could pick a favorite–they are all adorable!! Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Laurel - I made “The Night Before Christmas.” It continues to be one of my favorites!

December 16, 2015 - 7:10 pm

Gale - Snowbound is hanging on my quilt ladder for the Christmas holiday. I am working on Icicle Days, but it is slow going with the embroidery. May have it done by Christmas 2016 ;)
Love all the patterns. Looking forward to seeing what animal or snow person is on your 2016 pattern. Merry Christmas!

December 16, 2015 - 8:56 pm

RuthB - So beautiful Anne! What a wonderful display of quilts each reflecting your unique style. Love it!

December 17, 2015 - 6:30 am

Susan - Love all of them and nice to see all of them displayed! I don’t think I could pick a favorite one. You are so very talented! I need to get busy and start sewing some of these gorgeous quilts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

December 18, 2015 - 2:15 am

Lorraine Isaac - Is the pattern ” A Vintage Christmas” still available, I would love to get it, they are all great, I have your first one I am working on, Lorraine

December 19, 2015 - 5:04 am

Ronda - I have so many of your patterns and I love the Christmas ones! My all time favorites are A Tisket a Tasket and Rabbits prefer chocolate!!!

December 21, 2015 - 9:58 am

Marie - I purchased a Catch a Christmas Star kit at a shop in Bend, OR just after it came out and put it in the “to do” stack of projects. I finally started and completed the quilt last year – 2014!!! Love it and how your embellishment kit that was purchased to go with it just gave it that extra sparkly finish. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us. Merry Christmas!

December 28, 2015 - 6:59 am

Linda P in IL - What a beautiful quilt show..thank you for taking the time to share with us. I love them all.

December 29, 2015 - 12:39 am

Melody - And each and everyone is a true delight.

Quick Gifts

I bought a few 5″ x 5″ black frames (inside opening) for quilt market to display some of my Halloween quilt blocks.  The blocks looked cute in the frames, but they were destined for my new Halloween quilt.

Log cabin block

spooky block

So after market I removed the quilt blocks and I was left with empty frames that needed filling.   I decided to play around with some of those cute buttons I have on my website.

Sheep

StockingsStars and Bunny-0172It was so simple to let the buttons do the work.  I used Mochi Linen for the background fabric, and traced the stocking and sheep curve with the edge of a small plate.  Then I embroidered the lines with a stem stitch and 2 strands of embroidery floss.

Maybe you’ve got some cute buttons you’ve been saving forever and you don’t know what to do with them.  Try framing a few for those last minute gifts!

Anne

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December 5, 2015 - 5:24 am

Patricia - Great gift, thank you

December 5, 2015 - 6:20 am

sunny - Very cute! I saw a cute card online that was made from regular plain buttons. I didn’t make any because I didn’t think they would survive the mail. But they would be cute in a small frame! Thanks.

December 5, 2015 - 6:38 am

Hildy - Cute and easy and beautiful! The perfect gift idea thanks or sharing:-)

December 5, 2015 - 9:58 am

Christine B. - What a great way to use the frames and they would make such sweet Christmas gifts! Beautiful! Christine x

December 5, 2015 - 4:03 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love those. The little sheep are especially cute!

Merry Christmas! :)

December 5, 2015 - 5:24 pm

Gale - What a beautiful idea. just love the buttons.

December 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Susan - You are so creative! I love these!

December 6, 2015 - 1:25 am

Kay - I love these button designs, quick, easy, and fun, but also just stunning. x

December 6, 2015 - 6:06 am

mimi'sdarlins - Love your Halloween blocks, and what a darling idea to frame these little buttons this way. Hope you’re enjoying all your decorating!

December 6, 2015 - 9:58 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Okay–first of all, the owl and black cat fabrics are adorable! I love your idea of making pictures with the buttons–I’m going to have to do some online surfing to collect some for myself!

December 6, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Malinda - Those are too cute? Are the frames readily available? Love both ideas- blocks and button art!

December 7, 2015 - 7:55 am

RuthB - So sweet and so simple. Love it Anne!

December 8, 2015 - 6:02 am

Barb R. - Those button pictures are so charming,- what a clever girl you are!

I can’t wait to see to see this Halloween quilt – I know it’s going to be wonderful!

Snapshots Quilt

Remember the Snapshots quilt from Fat Quarter Shop that I’ve been making all year? Well, I’ve finally finished my version and it’s one of three quilts on Ebay up for auction by The Fat Quarter Shop!  All the proceeds from the sale of these quilts go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital!

Snapshots quilt

This was a really fun quilt to make and I’m grateful to The Fat Quarter Shop for asking me to join in the quilt along.  You can see all three quilts on the Jolly Jabber blog.  Mine was custom quilted by Becky Hubel and her quilting is darling!  Bid on any of these quilts and you’ll be helping children in need.  It doesn’t get any better than that.

Hugs,

Anne

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December 3, 2015 - 4:23 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Awww, that’s precious! :)

December 3, 2015 - 7:39 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - Your version is adorable!

December 4, 2015 - 12:00 am

RuthB - Beautiful Anne and such a worthy cause!

December 4, 2015 - 12:13 am

Hildy - I love your quilt it’s so beautiful! The fabric you choose for the ‘frames’ fits perfectly:-)

December 4, 2015 - 2:21 am

Susan - I love the yellow setting!! So cute!

December 4, 2015 - 2:28 am

Christine B. - What a beautiful quilt you have made Anne! I hope it raises lots for the children in need charity! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

December 4, 2015 - 5:39 am

Barbr. - Oh Anne – that quilt is just too adorable – so cheerful & so happy! Such a great cause – I hope all those quilts raise a lot of money – and so very generous of you to lend your amazing talent for this effort.

December 4, 2015 - 7:07 am

Shelley - Just gorgeous!!!!!

December 4, 2015 - 10:44 am

sunny - It’s adorable! I love your happy fabrics.

Fat Quarter Baby

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We had some fun playing around with The Fat Quarter Shop’s new book “Fat Quarter Baby“.   It’s a book filled with 20 of the cutest baby quilts ever!  Ten quilts for little girls and 10 for little boys.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy quilt for a baby boy, “Andrew” the whale is perfect.  He looks cute in so many fabrics.  I wanted to see how he’d look with a bit of a modern twist, so I tried him in taupe and grey using Moda’s basic “Dottie”.   I love dots, and it’s been fun to see these little whales come together.

Dottie 1

My assistant Sue has a new grandson, so she’s been making the “Andrew” quilt for him using Sweetwater’s “First Crush” fabric line along with a grey Moda Bella background. Don’t you love this paisley whale?

Paisley

Or, how about this little whale, also from “First Crush” by Sweetwater?

First Crush 2

My friend Nancy made up “Andrew” using a blue and yellow colorway.  Jennifer Cabral finished it with some darling quilting!

Whale in blueFollow along on The Fat Quarter Shop’s blog hop this week and you’ll see every quilt in this new book, Fat Quarter Baby.  It’s a great book to have in your library.  You never know when you’ll need a quick and easy baby quilt!  

Anne

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November 17, 2015 - 5:28 am

Barb R - Oh my goodness (I know…I say that all the time) but these baby quilts are so adorable! A “Dottie” whale? A paisley whale? And a big blue & yellow,whale? These look like so much fun. I love kids quilts – I think I’m gonna need this book.

So cute!!

November 17, 2015 - 6:11 am

sunny - Andrew is adorable! My nephews are starting to get married and have babies, so I might NEED this book.

November 17, 2015 - 7:19 am

mimi'sdarlins - These are all just darling! I love making baby quilts, recently made a nautical one which was so much fun. Love seeing all the possibilities for this cute whale just by changing the fabrics.

November 17, 2015 - 8:26 am

Lisa McGRiff - Such a great quilt and could be boy or girl just depending on the fabric choice!

November 17, 2015 - 8:49 am

Hildy - Your little whales are too cute the perfect thing for a little boy!

November 17, 2015 - 1:06 pm

DeAnna Dodson - So cute! :D

November 17, 2015 - 6:15 pm

RuthB - Love it Anne! Makes me wish I had a new grand baby in need of a quilt!

November 18, 2015 - 7:42 am

Karen in Breezy Point - This adorable quilt makes me wish my sons would get going on providing some grandkids!!

November 18, 2015 - 9:57 am

Beverly - Expertly crafted…loved the whale theme with different fabrics. The wavy quilting with some bubbles was adorable too.

November 18, 2015 - 1:27 pm

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November 19, 2015 - 4:03 am

Susan - Can’t wait to get this book! Our family has 4 babies coming soon so I need some fast easy, CUTE quilt patterns!

December 8, 2015 - 6:21 am

Dolores - What a wonderful group of whales. What is the finished dimension of the quilt?