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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday quilt link up


Here is my reponse to Bonnie's invitation to post our holiday quilts.
I made Good Cheer! in 2013 with blocks from the Progressive Swap. 
You can read more about it, and see the bargain-Christmas-fabric backing here

I made two patchwork Christmas pillows long ago and bring them out every year. The pine tree was inspired by a Marti Michell quilt called "Cardinal in the Pines." I no longer have the book and I keep meaning to interlibrary loan a copy so I can get thae pattern to make a bed-sized quilt.  The wreath was in McCall's Quick Quilts. The pattern called for appliqueing circles for the berries. I opted for buttons. 


Today's fabric decision: which vintage tablecloth will I put on the table for Christmas dinner? I checked the inventory and found all of these. 
 Same design, two different fabrics (one is linen, the other sort of rayon-y).
 Poinsettias are ever-popular. (I have lots of poinsettia-print quilt fabrics, too.)
 This one is signed.  I have found other Dearden-designed textiles on eBay but haven't searched deeply enough to find out about him.
 Never-used napkins. Four pine boughs, three poinsettias.















Table runners. The one on the left hasn't been used.  You often see evenly-spaced identical motifs on runners or table cloths. That's because they were designed to be able to be cut apart, hemmed, and sold as napkins.

I have some vintage Christmas dishtowels, too, but if I open the dishtowel box I will not get anything else done today.

See other Christmas quilts in the linkup at Bonnie's Quiltville.

5 comments:

  1. I'd say you are ready for Christmas! Those printed tablecloths bring back memories of Gramma's kitchen.

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  2. Doing this Linky I see I need more Christmas Quilty Things! Love the Vintage Table cloth fabrics.

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  3. fabulous vintage linens! did you inherit them or collect them?

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    1. Thanks, Brenda -- I collected them. My mother had a lot of linens but screen prints like these were not her style.

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