My 2012 Christmas quilts

lindaoh_gwDecember 31, 2012

I have been quilting like a mad women this month. I decided at the end of October to make a quilt for everyone (kids) in my family. I was inspired by a couple patterns I found that were perfect for my kids. My DD convinced me to make a Zelda quilt for her DH but there was no pattern available. She said she would design the blocks for me but she is so busy with her job. She didn't get the block patterns to me until Dec. 1. I then had to order fabric and wait for it to arrive.
After all the wrapped gifts were opened I brought out the finished quilts. Their reactions were worth every minute of work. I even made a quilted wall hanging for the grand dog.
My New Year's resolution for 2013 is NOT TO MAKE CHRISTMAS QUILTS IN DECEMBER 2013!!!
Linda OH

Here is a link that might be useful: Christmas quilts

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While they're all beautiful....and look like a mountain of work! My favorites are the bernstein bears and the dog's quilt! What a lucky family you have. Since you covered pretty much everyone I think you're off the hook for 2013. Which means you can make any quilt you want aaannnd KEEP it ;-)


    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 7:51PM
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Fantastic!!!You did a great job on all of them and made them very personal. I am proud of you. I thought I was doing good by making 5 but nothing compared to your accomplishment and in DECEMBER as well.....Congratulations and TFS]

    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 11:13PM
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I am sure you had some very happy family members on Christmas morning! Love the dog wallhanging the most but all are great!
Happy New Year!


    Bookmark   December 31, 2012 at 11:20PM
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I went and poured myself a cuppa coffee before I sat down to this thread, because I knew I was going to take awhile admiring them. They are all wonderful and unique and it makes my head spin to think of the amount of work involved and how you accomplished it in that timeframe. It would take me longer than that to do one of them. LOL

Work like that is such an inspiration to quilters with even very modest skill levels........we can dream. LOL Thanks for the pictures, Linda they were really fun to see!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 4:41AM
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I can't believe you got all of those beautiful quilts made in one month. I love the Zelda and Mario quilts. You are so creative and talented. It must have been so much fun to have everyone open those on Christmas. Now have a good rest!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 11:08AM
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Linda I can't believe you can create a masterpiece as fast as you can!

I love them all, but I saw the peek-a-boo monkey and I have to make that one!!

Like I really need another pattern lol!!!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 3:59PM
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Did you sleep at all? Oh my gosh, they are great. I can't even imagine trying to make all of those in a month.
Lucky recipients!

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 6:12PM
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Thank you for all the kind comments. To clarify, I didn't make all of them in December. I started on the quilts the end of October except for Christina's quilt. I had the top made but had to add the borders. The rest of them were made in November with the Zelda quilt in December.
Sue, I did get some sleep but some days I worked on Zelda until 11:00 PM. lol We didn't have our Christmas until last Friday, the 28th, but the quilts were all finished by the 24th.
My DS (Jeff) and DSIL (Tristan) put pictures of their quilts on facebook. The next day, Jeff's best friend from high school came out to the house. He told Jeff, I didn't come to see you, I came to see the quilt. lol

    Bookmark   January 1, 2013 at 8:08PM
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Wow, those look very time consuming. Can't believe you got them done so quickly. Great job.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 10:50AM
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The quilts you made look really great and I especially like the dog quilt. You got so much done in just a few months, you should have a great sense of accomplishment from these quilts you completed. Thank you for sharing, it's inspiring how much you got done in such a short period of time.

Best to you,

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 1:43PM
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Wow is all I know to say...all of those in just weeks, incredible!!! They are all very special, but I have a special place for the dog quilt (being a dog lover myself).
Congratulations...and take a short break!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2013 at 2:13PM
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Very impressive. I love that City Girl quilt.

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 8:29AM
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Fran, that is my favorite too. I named it City Girl because that was the name of the line of fabric used.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   January 8, 2013 at 9:38AM
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Where did you get the pattern or how did you make/create the pattern for the zelda quilt? My son turns 18 next month and he's a huge huge huge zelda fan and I want to make him a zelda/link quilt but I can't find any patterns and don't know how to make a pattern. Any help from anyone?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 2:20PM
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My daughter designed the blocks in the Zelda quilt. The process for making the blocks was done with fusible interfacing over a grid of 1 1/2 inch squares the same way some watercolors quilts are made. The blocks were not all the same size and the larger blocks were made in sections and joined together. Email me if you want more info.
Linda OH

    Bookmark   April 7, 2013 at 6:33PM
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