Merry Christmas Quilt
I had in mind that I wanted to make a Christmas quilt for a friend I have known all my life, in fact, my sister’s best friend. There is something special about friendships that have lasted for many years; a common bond, a shared history. I have wanted to make a Christmas quilt for some years but by the time November arrives time has already run out, I realised the only way to make a Christmas quilt is to make it in the summer! I used the scrappy trip around the world pattern by Bonnie K Hunter and in the middle of a beautiful, balmy, hot summer I pulled out all my Christmas fabrics. This was a proper scrap quilt and I mixed up all the festive fabrics I had; contemporary, traditional, old, new, bright and dark.
|The first block!|
|I had the quilt long arm quilted by the talented Debbie Holland in a holly design.|
|Made with love x|
This quilt is a large lap quilt size. I like to think of my friend and her family snuggled up under this cover in Christmases to come possibly watching a repeat of The Morcambe and Wise Christmas Special 1972 or a lovely Christmas film.
It was such a pleasure making this quilt that I think I’ll make another Christmas quilt next summer!
Happy New Year!