Christmas Quiltettes

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Being able to give something original and unique to my best friends and my family that they can keep from year to year (if they want to). It's difficult to know when to stop when embellishing with beads, sequins, braid etc, and I have to try not to go over the top, although I don't really suppose it would matter much if I did "gild the lily" too much - they are festive decorations, after all! I was particularly pleased to find some ribbon in a cake decoration shop with "Merry Christmas" printed on it. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Let your imagination run riot. I intend to abandon Christmas trees now, and go on to to make other pictures - perhaps snowmen, bells, candles - there's no limit to what can be done. After last Christmas a friend's son loved the Christmas one I made for his Mum and asked me to make one of these little quilts with an owl on it - a photo of it is among my projects.

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • metallic fabrics
  • sequins
  • beads
  • braid
  • thin cotton wadding
  • buttons etc.

Q&A with patz in suffolk

K Lee 2Strings asked:
Great idea! Most people throw out Christmas cards each year, but these become a much appreciated keepsake.
patz in suffolk answered:
Yes - that's what I thought. (Another bit of stuff to store away for most of the year in the cupboard under the stairs!)
Judith R asked:
These are lovely - what a good idea! Shame I have so little time now until Christmas ...maybe next year.
patz in suffolk answered:
Me too - but I shall squeeze one or two in somewhere - they don't take long.
Lola Jenkins asked:
I love them. So sad that I am not a friend. Who would not want this precious gift each after each. I would be looking forward to it.
patz in suffolk answered:
Oh, Lola! I would love to make one for you! You ARE my friend - you said nice things about my Thread Art Christmas Angel (which is still not quite finished)!
SewIgo asked:
Those are so precious and such a cute idea!!! I have a million projects (not really but seems like it) going now but feel the need to try some of these. lol
patz in suffolk answered:
They don't take long, and you can make them as simple or as complicated as you like!
NanaJeanFL asked:
Love, love, love these!
patz in suffolk answered:
Thank you, Jean. They're quite addictive - after making the first one, I just wanted to keep going!