The only bed in my home that doesn’t have a Christmas quilt is mine! Where are my priorities?
The 30’s bedroom has a row quilt that was made by my small group years ago. Each friend added another row.
The Africa bedroom gets one of the first quilts that I made. Technically it is a comfort as I tied it.
Then there is the store room. We are now up to 5 grandchildren sleeping there. The other three are in pack-n-plays in walk-in closets. The parents love it! It is nice and dark in a closet. We just have to remember to get our PJ’s out and our next days clothes out!
Not all the quilts in the store room are Christmas quilts, but it is their own territory! I do not go into this room until everyone has gone home!
Then there is the rest of the house. Over the years it is easy to have collected a lot of Christmas quilt wall hangings and table toppers, etc.
They can be easy or more time consuming. My boys call the paper pieced wreaths “chain saws”!
I have tried machine applique.
I have tried hand applique
I have tried hand embroidery
I have taught a mystery wall hanging. The trouble with these is telling the ladies just what fabrics to use.
Then there are the table runners when I could not decide which way to arrange the fabrics.
One of my favorites is the banner above the front door. It took some men to get the rod hung. Then my husband bought a tall step ladder to make changing the banner easier!
It has been easy to make it look like I have my act together when I just share bits and pieces. But the reality is that there is still a bare tree in my living room and the guest beds are now loaded with gifts begging to be wrapped. Then there are the gifts that I still hope to sew! But as a friend once said, ” Christmas will come whether we are ready or not, and we will still enjoy our friends and family even if it is not exactly as we were dreaming.”
One more photo to share. My quilting friends were here and Sharon had put together her tumbling blocks with a background. She, like we often are, was not so happy with her choice of finishing fabric. I think it looks so ‘folk art’ and charming.
May you enjoy the reason for the season.