Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Quilt for 2011

 "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."  Christmas Lights is my entry for SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show. 

Like all my quilts, this is one that has taken several years to become a QUILT:) It began as a fun mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com in Quiltmaker Magazine. The pattern is now available on Bonnie's website to download for free. (at least today it is)  Christmas Lights has larger pieces than most of Bonnie's quilts. All the completed quilts that I've seen have been stunning. I'd love to try this one in different colors.
One of my goals this past year was to finish some of my Christmas quilts so that we could enjoy them during the holiday season.This is one quilt that will remain in our home. I love the fabrics. The red, gold, green and blacks have become some of my favorite tone-on-tone fabrics. The backing is one fabric. It makes a fabulous quilt, too. Most of these fabrics were purchased at Sweet Home Quilt Shop. I took a big risk with the border fabric. I purchased it in a quilt shop in Baton Rouge WITHOUT having the other fabrics with me. I felt like it might work, but was truly surprised at how much it works with this quilt.
Of course, all quilts including Christmas quilts, MUST be inspected by The Boss of the Family:) Please head to Insights from SewCalGal to enjoy the quilts in this year's Christmas Quilt Show.  

48 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful quilt! And your border fabric looks like the perfect compliment. So glad that it passed the official inspection :)

Sue Daurio said...

Gorgeous!! I love Bonnie quilts and this is one of my favorites. You did a great job.

Sandy said...

Such a pretty quilt.

Diane said...

I love the quilt! The colors are so rich. Every year I swear I will never make another Christmas quilt - I have so many. But, inevitably I find one I just have to have. They're so fun to work on, thinking of the season they represent.

Sandra Kaye said...

Great Job!! I'm a huge BH fan. I'm working on the new Mystery!! Thanks for sharing !! hugs

Joanna said...

It's a beautiful quilt, and I think you are right to keep it with you. I love Bonnie Hunter's designs.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is a super pattern and everyone's fabric/color choices make it so personal. Lovely border fabric! WOnderful job and thank you for sharing.

Janet said...

Great quilt! And I love your backing fabric. I have a little piece of that fabric in red.

Barbara said...

Sweet! Oh, and I like your quilt too!

Julimond said...

perfect.
one of my favourites

Mrs.Pickles said...

very nice!

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilt, and the boss is just to cute... why is it that dogs and cats always have to test out the quilts or steal them..

Michele Hester said...

Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

MooseStash Quilting said...

You know I have all those magazines. I need to find them and make one myself. I love your!

Carrie P. said...

Beautiful quilt. Bonnie sure does come up with some great designs.

C said...

I recognize that border fabric! And, "the boss"?!?!? Every cat I ever had thought every quilt I made was for them. And I should have made one for them. They appreciated them more.

Lesley said...

I adore this quilt! Love your choice of fabrics and the wonderful design!

Wilma NC said...

Very pretty!!!

Snoodles said...

That's just beautiful...your border fabric choice is perfect!

nima said...

lovely quilt

LynCC said...

oh, wow - that sure is a stunning rendition of Christmas Lights!!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's such a fabulous quilt! Love it!

Angie said...

It's beautiful! And so is your Boss quilt inspector. :D

Jen said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! It looks so comfy. I've always wanted to do a Bonnie Hunter, but am so intimidated by the variety of fabrics needed. I need to work on my stash :) Sweet puppy too!

Needled Mom said...

It is such a beauty and the borders are perfect. I love the backing fabric as well.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Wonderful Christmas Quilt for the Quilt Show! Thanks for sharing!

maggie said...

Lovely Quilt, such pretty colors. Good job!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fabulous quilt, charming little friend!
Thank you for sharing.

Carolyn

Christine M said...

I love your quilt and that gorgeous "inspector" of the quilt!

QuiltSue said...

Your choice of border fabric is perfect. It looks like "the Boss" approves.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

What an adorable boss! Love the cozy feeling of your quilt. Thanks for sharing!!!

Linda in Calif. said...

Pretty quilt - and yes that border really does set it off and make it special. Obviously, or your little doggie won't be sitting on it. LOL!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh, your quilt is so beautiful. I love the fabrics and the backing is really gorgeous too. It certainly looks like your Christmas Quilt has be certified "Boss" approved, so it is official now, LOL. I have a couple of little furry bosses here too. They MUST inspect every thing we do to ensure quality control! Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt AND the cute picture of the Boss checking it out. Hugs...

Karen said...

This is a lovely quilt and great fro Christmas. it is so good to see mystery quilts completed.

Mary said...

Christmas Lights is one I want to make too. Yours is lovely!

Judi said...

Very nice quilt - and I love the fabric you used for the backing.

What Comes Next? said...

that is a gorgeous quilt - I am so glad you got it done and shared it with us!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your quilt looks amazing. What a lovely work. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

Laurel said...

i think that border fabric really pulls it all together!

Rachel said...

Awesome quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I recognized Bonnie's pattern. You did a great job!

Heather said...

Such a great quilt.

KOcanQuilt said...

I like all the different methods of shapes, etc. Very pretty.

Michele said...

Beautiful quilt! I adore that backing fabric.....great choice!

Kelli said...

That is just beautiful! :o) Love the fabrics and colors.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Love the backside fabric - I've seen it in the stores and wondered how I could use it. Now I know!

Sally said...

A very beautiful quilt. Most the the quilts my Mother made were muslin backed. Love the colorful fabrics that are used now. Yours is especially nice.
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