December 17, 2009

Blingee & Christmas Quilts

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope your Christmas preparation is going well so far. All the stockings are hung and the tree decorated with handmade ornaments hopefully. Don't forget to put out that note to Santa and a glass of milk and carrot for his helpers on Christmas Eve. I have two more days left at work, woo hoo!!! After that is shopping and baking time for me. My DS and his family are arriving on Christmas Eve. Here is the Christmas saying that I include in my Christmas cards every year:

Light up with smiles. Pace up your walk, May
Christmas come and become an everyday
happening. Have a fantastic Christmas...!

Christmas Wishes

I created this Blingee to wish you all Merry Christmas. I used the photos from some of my recent Christmas posts. Besides, it was a lot of fun learning how to Blingee. It's so easy you can make one too. You can use any photo from your computer. Beware, it's addictive!!!
On our bed is my Sweet Santa Dear quilt I finished two years ago. I hung it up last year as a backdrop for my Santa collections. You can see it hung here. This was the most enjoyable quilt to make. I enjoyed embellishing the blocks with embroidery and charms. I was a bit lost when I finished it, but I can enjoy it again when I bring it out each Christmas.
This is my Christmas Stars quilt. This quilt is also special to me. My friend Linda (no blog) gave me the border fabric. I really like it, I wanted to use it for a border so I didn't have to cut it up into small pieces. I only want some simple blocks for this quilt so when I found this star pattern at Quilterscache I knew that it would go perfectly with the border fabric.

I was invited by SewCalGal to enter my quilts in the Virtual Christmas Quilt Show I decide to enter two of my Christmas quilts above in the show. There are over 50 Christmas quilts in the show at the moment so please hop over and enjoy them.


27 comments:

Mrs Quilty said...

I really love that star quilt and the Santa quilt is wonderful too! I would love to make one if you could share where you got the Santa pattern. Your blog is so cherry with all the festive color! Have a very Merry Christmas!

ria vogelzang said...

I really love your Christmas-quilts!! And thanks for your nice Christmas-whishes. Also a very great Christmas to you!
Greets from Holland.

Marydon Ford said...

Hey, sweet Nat ~ I love that Blingee mosaic you did ... your quilt is snuggly beautiful ...

Merry Christmas, sweet friend ~
TTFN ~Marydon

Julia said...

Everything is so happy and festive Nat..
Santa will enjoy visiting your place!
julia

Tammy said...

Howdy Ms.Natty!! I am dedicated to begining a 12 to 20 block to use the applique info you sent. I'm dying to try it out. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your santa quilt!!

let me ask you... when you do your applique, do you machine or hand turn it & do you wash your applique projects? I have animals & I always have to ASSUME they will get hair on things even though it is very rare. I'd hate put in the work you obviously have done in my own projects if I can't properly care for them.

I can't wait... i'm going to have a bitty surprise for you!! Hugs. Tammy

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hey Nat...love that Blingee!!! Cool quilts...what a lovely post...Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family...lots of love, Dzintra♥x

Janet said...

I love the Santa quilt and the star one is fabulous too. I was also eyeing up the kaliedoscope you have displayed. Love that Blingee!

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful!

I too love Christmas quilts. Thus, I'm holding the Virtual Christmas Quilt show. Come check it out. Great prizes for random drawing on Dec 25th. Just follow the rules if you want a chance to win!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Beth Karese said...

Good choices for the Virtual Christmas Quilt show. The Santa quilt is a beautiful accomplishment. I would enjoy seeing close ups of it in future posts, hint, hint. :-) The star block was a perfect choice for the special border fabric. Thanks for sharing the story behind the beauty of the quilt.

Needled Mom said...

What a delightful Santa quilt! What fun it would be to embellish it.

Janey said...

Love the quilts, and note to myself. Stay away from Blingee....... oh my gosh its so addictive. hugs xxx

ParisMaddy said...

Joyeux Noël and Bonne Année, Nat.

Your Christmas quilts are adorable. Thanks for the Blingee tip---I might have to try it out. The little stars make it cute.

QuiltSue said...

Stars and Santas, I love them both, so it's a good job I haven't got to choose my favourite!

Willow said...

The quilt is so beautiful. This week I will be so busy with baking and visiting family and friends. I just love this time of year.

Willow

ivoryspring said...

Natima,

The Christmas atmosphere is definitely coming through in your decorations.

Marge Gordon said...

If your blog is decotated so nicely, I would love to see your home. All of your quilts are lovely!
Marge
Delaware Quilts

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Hi Natima, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love your Blingee's... and you're right, they're addictive! And oh to have such a perfect Santa Quilt like yours! Dzintra has introduced me to stitchery and I'm loving it ... even though I'm a baby beginner so far! (: Merry Christmas!

Zlaty said...

I love your blingee creation! So pretty!

Your quilts are perfect for the holidays season! We got snow and I pieced a snowmen quilt.

Have a happy Holidays!

Zlaty

SheilaC said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! That Santa quilt is so cute.

Thanks for sharing

SheilaC

ivoryspring said...

Natima,

I like your new banner.

Anne-Mette said...

Dear Natima.
I found your blog by coincidence and just love, wjat I see and read. So I had to sign in and follow your blog.
Your christmas quilts look great!
Thanks for you kind words :-), when visiting my blog.
Have a merry christmas and happy new year.
Hugs from Denmark,
Anne-Mette.

Myra said...

Awesome quilts! Especially your Sweet Santa Dear!!! Love it! 8-)

Micki said...

I love your quilts, esp. the Santa quilt! Happy Holiday!
Micki

. said...

I just wanted to come by and tell you ms.nat... i'm going to be practicing my applique this weekend. I'm looking forward to giving this a try and will definately let you know how it goes. So many things I want to learn and apply this year. I still am loving on your santa quilt above. ADORABLE! Hugs and happy holidays. Tammy

Astrid said...

I just love your Sweet Santa Dear quilt! So darling!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your star quilt. They are both so lovely. Very cozy looking! HOpe you had a wonderful day.

Maggey and Jim said...

I love those quilts.. Beautiful!!
Maggey

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