Merry Christmas 2013 from all of us at Christa Quilts!

Merry Christmas from the Watsons!

Merry Christmas

I love Christmas time because it’s the only holiday I’ve made a lot of quilts for! (Note to self – get a jump start on those other holidays right away in the coming year.)

Christmas Quilts

Nutcrackers with an earlier version of my Log Cabin Wreath Mini

When we first moved into our house 8 years ago, I let everyone pick out any fabric they liked for their stockings (the kids’ tastes have changed a bit since then). My mom embroidered the names for me on a separate piece of fabric which I then appliqued to the front of the stockings.


And the stockings were hung by the front door with care…

I’m not much of a decorator and I like to recycle many of my ideas so I don’t have to think too much! (I have made two “tree” quilts and two mini’s from pretty much the same patterns I created about 10 years apart.)

Christmas Quilts

This is the original Christmas Trees quilt and the updated Log Cabin wreath mini.

I like how Modern Trees looks hanging down over the bannister from the second floor of the house. It’s the first thing everyone sees when they walk though the door. I think I’ll eventually add some loops on the back that I can velcro around the wooden spindles so I can show the whole quilt.

Modern Trees

This is the view from the bottom floor looking up.

The only thing I’m missing now is a quilted tree skirt. Maybe next year…

Merry Christmas!

26 thoughts on “Merry Christmas 2013 from all of us at Christa Quilts!

  1. dezertsuz says:

    I’m no decorator. I have good intentions every year, but I wind up not doing most of them. The tree is up, the tree skirt is lost, the stockings are lost. LOL New ones came from the thrift store. Maybe next year. =)

  2. Karon Henderson says:

    Merry Christmas! I love following your blog and your quilt alongs. Thanks for all your great tutorials. Your Christmas decor is lovely – not too much and so your quilts really shine.

  3. treadlemusic says:

    Your place looks lovely……super sweet family photo!!!! I decided that, come January, I am putting a plastic tote in my sewing area labeled “Christmas 2014”. It will be a constant reminder of my “resolution” to get ahead of the game for next year. Besides, who really thinks of gifts in the heat of July/August!!!!????!!!!! Anyhow, then I’ll have a designated place to put all the wonderful creations as they materialize!!!!! We’ll see……………………………….hugs…………

  4. Wendy Rubbo says:

    I hope you have a joyous Christmas and a happy, healthy and blessed New Year. Thank you for all the great information and things to think about this year. I am looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful quilts in the future! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Sue Moore says:

    Merry Xmas! I have my Modern Trees quilt hanging near our Xmas tree. It’s one of the few quilts I managed to finish this year, it’s amazing what you achieve when there’s a deadline haha! Stay safe.

  6. darlsc says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family! This is a great picture! I love seeing all the beautiful quilts you have made ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for having the tutorials and patterns available for us to use.

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