Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Holiday Quilts

For the December giveaway, I'm offering an extra entry to readers who send me a photo of a holiday quilt.  I'm interpreting this loosely- It can be a table runner or tote bag- anything you've made.  And it doesn't have to be just Christmas- any holiday or celebration will work. 

I've received photos of so many beautiful things!  I just have to share them with you.

Janet, from the Yukon Territory in Canada, whose blog is Caribou Crossing Chronicles, sent me a photo of a beautiful table runner she made for a swap.  Nice swap item, Janet!  Your swap partner is a lucky lady!

Nancy from Missouri said she really had to hunt for this photo because she REALLY wants to win the pattern.  Your quilt is SOOOOOO cute, Nancy!  Good luck in the giveaway!  Nancy's blog is With Thread in Hand.

This one is from Linda is California.  Linda's blog is Stray Stitches.  I love the colors, Linda!

This GORGEOUS Christmas Cactus was sent to me by the Needled Mom in southern California.  She's a nurse and has 5 kids (and lots of GK's).... Needled Mom... nurse... needles.... get it?  OK... back to the quilts.  There are some other very pretty holiday things on her blog.  I especially like her festive placemats.

 Anna sent this.  Her blog is QuiltMom's Journey.  I just love the poinsettias, Anna!
Here's another one from Anna.  The photo doesn't do it justice, I'm sure.  Having just made a Double Wedding Ring quilt and working on another one... I have tons of respect to a quilter who makes one of these babies!  Nice work, Anna!

 Irene sent this photo.  She scanned photos from trips that her son and daughter-in-law took and incorporated them into this quilt.  She gave it to them for Christmas.  The muted colors really make the photos stand out... and the travelers look really pleased with their quilt!

Bonnie from Florida sent these.  Her blog is Here.  She's working on 15 quilts for a nursing home!  WOW!

Kathy from Ohio sent this photo of her pretty table topper.  You can check out Kathy's Quilting Blog for more pretty things.

And I saved this beauty for last.... Barbara, who blogs at Cat Patches, sent this.  I've had my eye on this pattern for quite a while.  I first saw it in red, but I think it's amazing in blue!  The embroidered snowmen are the cutest little guys!  I had the pleasure of meeting Barbara recently when she came to one of our quilt guild meetings.  I don't know what else to say about this quilt except WOW!!!

Thanks to all who took the time to send me pictures of your beautiful creations!  You are all very talented and I am so pleased to have you reading along.  Good luck to all of you in the giveaway.

You can enter the giveaway throughout the month of December, and I'd love to see your holiday quilts. (my email link is in the giveaway post).


Barbara said...

Thanks for that nice shout out, Sue. I enjoyed meeting you too.

Barb said...

What a fun and inspiring post. Hope you are doing well.

Needled Mom said...

Thanks for sharing my Christmas quilt, Sue. I have certainly enjoyed seeing the other quilts you have shown. I absolutely love that blue one and thought how much fun it would be to display that one for much longer than just the Christmas season.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilts! It is fun to see them from so many blogger friends!

quiltmom said...

I will have to take a new photo of the long completed wedding ring- the other photo is a scanned one. Thanks for the kind words about the quilts. There sure are some really beautiful Christmas quilts that people have created.
With best wishes for a happy and healthy festive season,

Alberta Gal, Shauna said...

I love the snow man one. What pattern is it. I would love to get my hands on the stitchery part.