Thursday, 27 December 2012

Blame the kids!

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day, celebrating with loved ones!

Here in the Hollies' household, we had a wonderful birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve, and then enjoyed church, great food, and a hilarious game of Charades with family on Christmas day!

I managed to get my first ever Christmas quilt finished on Christmas Eve evening, frantically sewing on the binding while trying not to cry my way through 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' (brilliant film!).

Since last Christmas, I've had a random selection of Christmas charm squares (56) after taking part in a Christmas Charm swap (hosted by Emily).


Because there was quite a broad range of patterns & prints, I didn't know what to do with them.

I got them out for the kids to look at and we laid them all out side by side.  The kids said they loved the random look of the squares altogether and encouraged me to just sew them together for our first Christmas quilt.

So adding in a few more 5" squares from my Christmas fabrics, the most random Christmas quilt was born!

Christmas Quilt Dec12

There are 85 squares in total (the equivalent of 2 charm packs + 1) so it isn't a big quilt, but it looks great drapped over my sofa next to the Christmas tree. 

Suffice to say the kids love it!  It could almost be an 'Eye Spy' quilt there's so much going on in it!

Christmas Quilt Dec12

And given that it will only be on display for 2 weeks every year, I can cope with the busyness of it!

And before I go, two pre-Christmas makes my mum wanted as presents for friends. But as one of her friends reads my blog, I couldn't show you before!

Mugrug & Hostess Box set Dec12


Mugrug & Hostess Box set Dec12

Don't forget to call back tomorrow to find out the winner of my giveaway!

19 comments:

  1. I think the random Christmas charms look fab like that in the quilt. Well done you for getting it finished. (And can you please tell me if I have managed to lose my no-reply status again.)

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  2. Love your quilt -where did you get the pattern for the mug rugs -they are just great!

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  3. Your quilt looks swell!!!! And those mug rugs are fabulous - I've never seen that design before and the fabrics you chose are beautiful ... lovely gifts.

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  4. Fabulous Christmas quilt! We all need a festive + cosy quilt at this time of year :)

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  5. I love your Christmas quilt! What a fantastic way to use all those fun prints! Glad you had a peaceful Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!

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  6. Love the Christmas I Spy! And cute wee pressies too :o)

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  7. Thats a lovely Christmas Quilt, but I'm also rather taken with fabby bureau and awesome radio!! Nice pad Jude!

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  8. Fabulous Christmas quilt! Sadly my charms and the ones added, still sit waiting! Lovely makes!

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  9. Haven't made anything with mine either but maybe that should be on my list! The i-spy Christmas quilt is great - it reflects the mood of the season - busy and fun!

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  10. The random quilt is lovely, and it does look good on your sofa. It is less busy than I would have expected, I think the Christmas theme of your fabrics limits the colours somewhat so they go together nicely.

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  11. Hi Judith! That is really beautiful quilt and I think best way to use those lovely squares! I love the way you have add white triangels on the edges and the binding is wonderful! Beautiful presents, too! Happy New year! x Teje

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  12. Love your festive quilt! Aren't these little Christmas quilts just fun to have? Hope you all enjoy it and don't have too many fights over who gets to snuggle under it!

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  13. ooooo that's a fun quilt..... and I do like those mug rug and hostess pressies x

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  14. Also loving the quilt, setting it on point makes it really come to life.x

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  15. I like your 'mad' Christmas quilt, it looks bright and cheerful. The mug rug and hostess trays are lovely too. I'm glad that you had a good Christmas. Di x

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  16. Love the quilt. I made mine into a quilt last year too, but never actually put it away, couldn't bear for bit to dissapear!

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  17. What a shame that quilt is only out for two days a year. Love it. Well done.

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  18. Judith that quilt is fabulous, I wonder if you will manage to pack it away

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