Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another Christmas Quilt

Since i have been showing off Christmas quilts lately I thought that I would share another one. This is my Christmas Dresden plate quilt. I won these blocks from our guild Block of the Month program. For every block (of the specific pattern and sometimes colours) that you enter your name is put into the draw 1 time. I entered 4 times and won 16 blocks. I made two more to set them on point and sashed them with a scrappy sash of uneven strips. The basic pattern was adapted from Fons and Porter's Quilter's Complete Guide from the pattern "Take the Night Train." in that pattern they used Ohio Stars but I just love the setting so I put my Dresden Plates into it and I think that it worked out really well. It is quilted in a meander pattern using rayon thread. This quilt was made about 5 years ago but it is still one of my favourites since it was a group project.

With all three of my Christmas bed quilts we all have a Christmas quilt on our beds during the season. I really love how you can transform your bedrooms with quilts. People sometimes look at my Christmas quilts, or other quilts, and say "but that wouldn't match my bedroom" and I think wow someone thinks that a quilt won't match everything??? Especially a Christmas quilt! How can it not look good?? Quilts don't have to match perfectly all the time. They are usable works of art that only need to be loved to work :) Now don't get me wrong I have nothing against painting a bedroom, or any other room, to match a quilt; or, with co-ordinating a room around a quilt. Using the colour wheel to add in colours or take away a couple of colours from the room can make anything work. Maybe I think this way because I love changing my quilts with the seasons or with my moods; or, maybe it's just because I LOVE quilts. Whatever it is I have a feeling that I am not alone thinking this way. Or, at least I hope that I am not :)

I found this funny blog thing on Blogging, Near Philladelphia another quilting and other things blog. I found it really cute since fall is my favourite season and I just love the colours and the brisk air. Many of our friends that moved out to Calgary say that they really miss the changing colours of the leaves and I can completely believe it! I just love the colours and the inspiration that it gives me.

You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...
You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings
Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

1 comment:

Susan said...

How lovely this quilt is. I am so envious that you have a Christmas quilt for every bed!