Val at Val's Quilting Studio is hosting the Tuesday Archives again. Each week, Val chooses two quilting themes, and bloggers link up with old blog posts that relate to those two topics. One subject this week is Christmas quilts. I have a very special Christmas quilt that I have shown on my blog, but haven't told the story of it's making.
The story begins with the fact that my husband collects Santas of all sizes and styles. We have Santa teapots, cookie jars, ornaments, figures, plates, mugs, nightlights, salt and pepper shakers, glasses, etc., etc....
There is no telling how many Santas live at our house.
Back in 2006, before we were married, I found this fabulous Santa fabric at a quilt shop in Edmonton, Alberta. The line of fabrics was "Good Tidings" by Diane Knott for Clothworks. I knew I had to make him a quilt featuring this fabric. My photo shows six of the nine different Santa figures.
I played with a variety of ideas for the quilt, and settled on framing out the Santa blocks, then alternating them with log cabin blocks. The finished quilt measures about 56" x 72". My friend Jan at Cat's Meow Quilting did the fabulous machine quilting on it, which you can see better in the detail photo. This quilt hangs on the wall every year right near our Christmas tree.
That is the story of my very special Christmas quilt. Visit Val's Quilting Archives for more Christmas quilts and also for Chevron/Zigzag quilts (I have one posted there too.)
Julie in GA