Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Tablecloth

 It all began with four blocks that were made close to 20 years ago. Our guild had a Christmas block challenge using 3 fabrics. I entered the challenge and won four blocks. The crazy quilt block by machine is the one I made. For many years I've looked at these blocks but could not decide what to do with them - only 4. But this year..........I made a decision!!
I pulled all my Christmas scraps out, several of them are over 20 years and are even in the block I made. Some are very new that were given to me a year or two ago and very 'modern'. I decided to see if I could combine them and make an interesting quilt.
I used the book Happy Hour by Atkinson Designs and the pattern Triple Treat Petite, except that I made 12" blocks because that was the size of my 4 blocks. I just worked out the sizing in EQ7 as well as I could. Oh, and I ended up putting the 4 blocks on the four corners. I'll post another picture once it's complete but just wanted to share this now.
 Here is a very new fabric in the front and some very old fabrics right behind it.
 I personally like the mixture because of the memories it brings back to me of the different fabrics used in the past or given to me. Now it's quilted and ready for a red binding.
Just one more close up of the quilting design. We have placemats made by my mother-in-law with the candy cane fabric on the green background.........more special memories!!

1 comment:

Nancy said...

I need to copy this idea and use up some of my old Christmas fabric.
Good to see you working on something for yourself.