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I’ve added another quilt to my Etsy shop, ElmosPlace.etsy.com.  This one is bright and cheerful Christmas quilt that I really like!  Looks like a package all wrapped up, doesn’t it?!

The Christmas Quilt

I found this panel in a little quilt store in Alton, Illinois several years ago.  I have never been a panel person, but I really liked the happy, cheerful kids on the blocks – so I was hooked.   The shop had included this pattern along with the panel but I had to pick out the fabrics – that is always my fun part!  I just LOVE going thru the fabrics…  like a cat with catnip.  It took me a long time to get around to making the quilt,, it was always one of those “someday” projects.  I’m glad I finished it – cause it sure is cute! 

 

These are the blocks in closeup… there are 9 blocks total, the one with the kids ice skating was doubled.

 

 

 

 

One of the cool things I like, the star points are ‘loose’.. not sure if that is the right phrase, but they are open on the angles… gives it more of a three dimensional look to the stars,, really sets them out.

The other cool thing is the border,, using the two shades of green, it looks like ribbon wrapped around the quilt,, the small stippling in the white makes the ribbons POP.

 

See the snowmen quilted into the blue border!

 

The back of the quilt is blue and red fabrics and the binding is the same blue fabric as the back  .                                       

The quilt blocks have been quilted to accent the design and the red sashing has a general overall meander quilt stitch.

Overall size is about 47 x 47.  I have already washed the quilt once,, it has that soft well loved feel.  I just love that when you wash a quilt the first time,,  makes me think of Granma’s hugs….

Well, time to get started on finishing another project.  I have a charity quilt I’m trying to get in the mail for Quilts for Kids… doing things for others makes me feel good, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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