Sunday, January 2, 2011

Latest Quilt finished- 2010

Like most of you... i ABSOLUTELY LOVE Christmas!! 
It is definately one of my most favourite things. 
I love the Christmas Spirit in our home, i love cooking, making things with the kids, delivering pressies, i LOVE Christmas shopping, i love getting together, i love the food, the carols, decorating and Christmas lights. I think i got my insane obsession from my mum. We have always had the most amazing Christmas' growing up. So, when i caught the end of this range from the Fat Quarter shop midnight one night, i jumped on the computer and ordered the last of it. Its the Jim Shore Christmas fabric, you can still buy some HERE.
However, by this time of year, i am really ready to put all the decorations away.... 
but i promised i would show you a few pics of this latest Quilt. 
I was a bit under the gun for this quilt. I had showed mum the fabric i had bought and promised her a Christmas Quilt... with a million other things that happen in Dec..this got left to the last minute. I literally made this quilt in a bout 3 days!
This quilt isn't like most of my regular quilts. But there is something about Christmas, that i feel you just need a real 'Traditional' style quilt. Mums house is full of Jim Shore figures, Snowmen, Nativities, Angels, i used one of the Wise men, as the inspiration for the design of this Quilt.
It took a little planning and basically wrote myself a whole pattern before i could begin cutting as i only had a set amount and this quilt took up nearly every fat quarter with nothing to spare.
For this quilt i chose to stipple the WHOLE thing!!! It took a little longer than expected but i feel was well worth the effort. It gives it a soft traditional crinkly feel.
I have thought about writing up the pattern?? Is anyone interested?? The fabric is a little spacific with the Santa's for the other blocks...?? But then again it would leave room for your own inspiration.
We're hoping next year to head off to Canada for a white Christmas?? But for this year...we had lots of fun in the sun!
I hope you had a great Christmas...and i want to wish you all a Happy New Year!! 
I really thank you for all of your comments of encouragement and support over these last 6 months since i started this blog. They have been a HUGE source of strength for me. I have had a horrible year. It makes me teary to look back and think about all that we have been through. But i'm hoping 2011 is better. We sadly sold our family home, but have found another nice home close by. We are moving next week, it will be fun to set up a new house...with a SEWING ROOM!!  I have lots of big plans for 2011....Family, getting oragnised, lots of ideas for new quilts and i am excited to share them all with you. Quilting and blogging have been a huge escape and i really appreciate your comments and look forward to a New Year and what it will bring. xxx 


  1. Perfect! This is a MASTERPIECE!
    Happy New Year!
    greetings from Holland,

  2. Sorry to read about your year last year. I do hope that 2011 is a better one for you..

    I would LOVE to make your Christmas quilt... it is so beautiful. Can you Please write up the pattern....


  3. Wow, what a fantastic Christmas quilt Bec, great work!! Good luck on your Canadian Christmas dreams, love Posie

  4. You are a sweet person and God has plans for you and your family!! Very sorry you lost your child and praying that you will be at peace with your loss in time.

    The Lord gave you quilting as an outlet and that is such a blessing because you are sooo amazing at it!!!

    Happy New Year:)

  5. Your Christmas quilt is beautiful!! I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. May 2011 bring you joy and peace :)

  6. Your Christmas quilt is a beauty. I love all your patterns! I think you should write this one up. Maybe someone would be able to substitute embroidery in the Santa blocks?

    I hope the new year is kinder to you and your family. Remember God has a grand design for all of us even if we can't figure out why bad things happen to us. Take joy in the two precious children you have and remember that they love you and need all your love and devotion too. Don't be to hard on yourself and you will eventually heal. May God bless you and your family!

  7. I'm so sorry for all that happened last year. Words aren't enough. I applaud you for working through that in such a productive way. I'll bet you are helping some young women deal with their grief also.

  8. Beautiful, very festive. I am greeting from Poland

  9. Fabulous Christmas quilt! Love the blue backing. Looking forward to seeing all the creativity that will come out of your new sewing room!

  10. Beautiful quilt, Becky. I'm sure your mother was thrilled beyond words! I'm so glad we became friends this year. Looking forward to a peaceful, pieceful and creative 2011.

  11. Your quilt is beautiful. Fabulous job on the designing. Your stippling is lovely.

    I know 2010 holds much sadness. I wish much happiness and joy for you and your family in 2011.

  12. This quilt is so beautiful! I agree, we all need a bit of the nostalgic/traditional at Christmastime! Very exciting that you may spend Christmas in Canada next year! I will promise we will have lots of "white" for you!

    Wishing you healing and peace in your heart in 2011. Hugs!

  13. What a beautiful quilt! I hope that 2011 will bring you better things, you have had such a sad year and I can't begin to imagine your heartbreak. I think that quilting, and crafting in general is so therapeutic and look forward to following your blog this year.

  14. I love that you started blogging. It is so wonderful for us, I am glad it has been so wonderful for you too. I love Jim Shore, so of course I love your quilt too. I am sure your mum treasures it! Happy New Year, Rebbeca!

  15. Beautiful quilt!

    Isn't it wonderful to have the knowledge we do of the Plan of Salvation, knowing that you will one day be able to raise your little boy and that you'll have him forever?! Much love from Utah, USA.

  16. This is fabulous and you got the feel of it so exactly right based on your Wiseman inspiration! Fantastic! So love this Christmas quilt... and am so impressed that you could just wing it in only 3 days!
    Happy New Years!

  17. It would make a beautiful Christmas quilt pattern. May your 2011 be filled with love.

  18. It's beautiful! I love traditional Christmas quilts! I had so much fun getting to know you over the past year... Happy 2011!

    Jennifer :)

  19. Hoping that 2011 is less challenging! The Santa quilt is great!

  20. The Santa quilt is beautiful - I woudl love to make this.
    I hope 2011 is a great year for you

  21. Hi Rebecca, thats a 'yes' from me too, i like the style of your christmas quilt, would be interested in the pattern.


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