Wednesday, 12 December 2007

CHRISTMAS QUILT

It seems on the quilt blog world that everybody is busy sewing hundreds of wonderful presents! I can hear the sewing machines purring!

This quilt hangs at Christmas time in our living-room. In real the colours are warmer and the wall is vanilla. It is machine sewed and hand quilted.
I got the pattern from there. It is in german but the drawings are easy to understand. If problems, please contact me!

Then I have been making some Christmas decoration:

They are made out of felt and hand stitched. They are great small presents to thank special persons and also they are nice bring-alongs to Advent coffees.

Then I made some bags to put presents in. I won the panel fabric at Nadine´s and I thought it would be just right to use it that way. I even used the border pattern as a ribbon! These bags will prevent having to wrap up to many presents and save on paper too!

Last week my DS was sick with a cold and now I have it. So for the next week, or the next 7 days with medicine (saying at our place!), I will go around with a running nose.

I wish you a nice third Advent.

9 comments:

Libby said...

Thank you for sharing the pattern link . . . I can add it to the ever growing list of quilts I want to make. The felt hearts are darling and just right for giving and displaying even after Christmas *s*

luv Abby said...

ohhh what an awesome quilt.... I love the hanging stars on the side.... oh and those hearts.... what a beautiful gift.
luv Abby

Bea said...

Thanks for THAT special link. I´ve "lost" this pattern. A friend asked me a few days ago ... so now I can help her! Cute hearts.
Happy quilting!

gwensmom said...

What a festive holiday quilt!

I know what you mean about sewing machines purring all over blogland. It is making me a little nervous, though because there's still a lot to do!

atet said...

Love those ornaments -- what a great gift to give! I'm also in love with that quilt...but, no, no more projects until AFTER Christmas! Hope your cold is over with soon (mine seems to be hanging on for dear life!)

Helen in the UK said...

Love your xmas star quilt. Great idea to use the panels as gift bags too :)

Rose Marie said...

The quilt is lovely and I've printed out the pattern. Your felt hearts are darling gifts and those bags are great to use for gift wrapping!

katelnorth said...

Nice, Gwen - I like that Christmas quilt a lot - very simple but really effective.

Nadine said...

You did a beautiful job ! And what a clever idea with the panel !

BRAVO, my friend....

Hugs & smiles,
NADINE