Monday, December 6, 2010

A Quilted Christmas

I have been quilting for many, many years. My first experience quilting was a course taken in 1989 with my mother. I loved that quilt, and used it until it literally fell apart. I hand pieced most of it, and hand quilted the entire thing. I always wanted to quilt more, but with 8 years of constant studying in university, many of my crafting desires were put on hold. After I graduated, I bought my own Veterinary clinic, which took up much of my time also, but finally I am in a position to really get back to my hobbies and the creative things I enjoy. I enjoy my work so much, but it is often fast paced, stressful, rewarding and sad. It is scientific, and technical. I balance it all with my love of crafting and creating. Quilting is one of my favorite hobbies. I take many courses each year. While I also love more traditional quilts, many of my favorite designs are more whimsical Christmas quilts & projects.

In fact, it was quilting that first introduced me to blogging. I stumbled upon Fig Tree, Simplify, and Bunny Tale blogs while searching online for quilting ideas. I then came to find home decor blogs through these, and a new obsession was born.

In years past, I made these cute Christmas quilt projects.

This is a Christmas card holder, designed by Nancy Holversen of Art To Heart.

A countdown to Christmas advent, appropriately sitting on my Grandmother's antique sewing cabinet.

Each year I try to make a few gifts. This years homemade creations are these Christmas pillows that I sewed:

I hope to make a set of cushions for myself. I also love classical quilt designs, that are done in creams, greens and reds to add a festive flare. No need for Rudolph or Snowmen, to make it Christmassy (although I do love these icons of Christmas also!).

I also made these Christmas Gift Tags, courtesy of Bunny Hill Designs.

I look forward to seeing your crafty creations this Christmas!

Linking to my Favorite Parties, and to the Christmas Craft party at Centsational Girl.


Southern Fried Gal said...[Reply to comment]

Awww - quilting makes me think of home. The angel is so sweet and the advent is clever!

Valerie said...[Reply to comment]

You are so talented. The Christmas card holder is great.

The Mulberry Girl said...[Reply to comment]

Quilting takes a lot of talent! Lokos like you've got it! Cute!

Erin@likegrandmas said...[Reply to comment]

Love the advent! That is so cool!

Josefa Lunares said...[Reply to comment]

Hello, Today I met your blog and I really enjoyed your house and your details, I have searched for if you had the google translator because I like to understand what you say in your posts .... do not understand what you write ... because I am a Spanish girl I just only to see the pictures, please put the option of a translator for people that do not translate very good English, as in my case. Has a follower and I invite you to walk through the mine when you want Thanks and regards

Karen said...[Reply to comment]

Your quilted creations are beautiful! I especially like the countdown to Christmas advent and your grandmothers sewing cabinet is to-die-for!!

AmericKim said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful quilt and I adore the gift tags.

Mystica said...[Reply to comment]

I too like the gift tags so much.

I have posted my first giveaway on my blog. It is a gift card from CSN Stores. please do come and enter!

Becky said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful work!

Kathy said...[Reply to comment]

I love quilts -You do beautiful work --I am going to go check out the quilt blogs you mentioned

freckled laundry said...[Reply to comment]

Wow. Gorgeous, intricate work. I love everything and the card holder is certainly so much nicer than my scotch tape on doorway display! Thank you so much again for linking to air your laundry Friday.