Sunday, January 10, 2010

Packing up the Holidays

It's that time again when all the Christmas trinkets and do-dads need to be packed up. It seems to take forever. We put up 2 trees...why I don't know...I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. The family room is our Santa room. Most of the decorations are Santas, from the ornaments to the quilts, Santas are everywhere. Check out my pictures.

I am adding this info to my post 1/12/10: Some of you have asked who designed the Santa & Trees's the answer...It is a packaged pattern called: Santas on Parade, by Brandywine Designs, located in Chanhassen, MN, copy write 1994...and to think it was only $6.25 back then!

As for a little tip...use leftover quilt batting to wrap those precious ornaments.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Quilt Ladder

It's a new year! 2010 promises to be filled with quilting and more quilts; both new and old. I've mentioned before that one of my favorite pastimes is collecting antique quilts. I don't know what it is about them but the appeal is certainly there. Could it be the colors or the pattern and intricacies? Or maybe it's the hunt for just the right one. I search in all sorts of places. I go to estate sales, antique shows, and of course there's eBay! Sometimes they come to me as a gift...that's a lucky day.

I like to share my quilts with others. So here are my Christmas quilts on a ladder. From the top down, Marie Webster's Poppy design 1920s, Hearts (?)1880s, Roses (kit quilt)1940s, President's Wreath 1860s, Drunkards Path 1920s. These quilts will remain up until February when I put up the red and white quilts for Valentines Day.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Wishing you the best in 2010...don't forget to start a few new quilts!!!

Happy quilting,