Thursday, November 19, 2020

Tis the Season for Christmas Quilts!

Before you yell at me for getting ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday please remember that I posted a wonderful Autumn Checklist and Autumn Quilts and Feeling Thankful post. I also know that if I wait until after Thanksgiving to start thinking about Christmas I will never finish in time!

My goal to finish this Snow Globe Collage Quilt is still  possible and I work on it a bit every day. I am really enjoying the process. I got addicted to the technique when I made the pumpkin quilt and really enjoyed all of your comments on that post. It got me to thinking I could make anything, but to be honest, I might need a collage 'break' after this one because it's a doozy!

I start by pulling out some of my favorite holiday quilts which include Under the Mistletoe and 

Piney Grove, along with the table runner version of each! And I toss Christmas quilts on the beds as well! I will slowly start replacing pumpkins with Santas and Christmas decor. I won't put up the tree until I have a house full of helpers at Thanksgiving. 

I might make new stockings this year, as we've used the same ones for over 20 years. This year is all about starting new traditions and making new memories! I honestly hadn't planned on having surgery before Christmas, so we will have to see what happens and what doesn't. After this year, anything is a bonus, don't you think?

Merry Everything Y'all!

Diane

6 comments:

  1. Your comment, "after this year anything is a bonus" is so true. I try to treat each day as a gift and find new things to be grateful for and enjoy each small thing. I gave away two of my big Christmas quilts last year so I'm feverishly working on a new one. I love the snow globe collage pattern and look forward to seeing your finish.

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  2. i love Christmas!! and you can think about it all year long!!! these are great projects!

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  3. Your Under the Mistletoe is one of my all time faves ... but Piney Grove is really sweet, too!! I love decorating for the holidays. Your collage is coming along! :)

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  4. I see lots of people getting started on Christmas decorating early this year. Love yoru collage!

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  5. I agree, Under the Mistletoe, is one of my favorites. Not quite ready to get Christmas decorations out yet, but soon.

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  6. Lovely projects, lovely quilting. So nice to start thinking about the most wonderful time of the year. Always inspiring to visit you!

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