11/28/10

Christmas Quilt Collection...Quilt Number One

1998 Christmas Block Swap Quilt


Quilting on the InterNet is a 'Realllllly BIG Thing', and back in 1998 when I was a Newbie on the WWW,   I joined 'Quilt Talk', an InterNet Quilt Guild.  It was there, I participated in my first Christmas Block Swap.

I made Twenty-four Ohio Star Blocks with the FussyCut Santa in the center....first block in the Strip.  I received Twenty-four blocks from ladies from around the Whole Wide World.  In the center block the BowTie Block from Ireland, the Wreath from Indiana, USA, the Ohio Star from Australia and the last block from Alaska....and the rest shown in the quilt.


The Christmas Swap Quilt has been displayed at Christmas Time in Our Home every year since 1998 and inspired a Collection of Quilt Ornaments and Quilt Motif Santas.  All special gifts from Family and Friends. 
The Quilt Collection is combined with my Fiesta Dinnerware by Homer Laughlin and Merry Christmas Glassware by Houze Glass Company for a Festive Christmas Table Setting.



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33 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a Christmas quilt, and it's on the list of things to do 'whenever'. In the meantime, I'll enjoy yours!

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  2. I just love this quilt! I took a quilting class in the early 90'. I only finished one quilt and handed it down to my daughter. I did it all by hand too. Now I have to work on quilts a block at a time on the sewing machine because I have arthritis. Everything at your place looks to festive! I better get cracking if I'm going to ever finish my holdiday decorating!~Ames

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  3. That is a wonderful quilt. My Mom has some beautiful Christmas quilt squares and needs to find someone to put it together and quilt it for her. Do you know someone who does that?

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  4. Everything is so lovely. I have my dear MI's quilts and some squares and stuff because she can no longer see well enough to do it. I've never quilted before but hope to try in the spring when we get back up north.

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  5. Quilts are my weakness. I love yours. That was a neat way to make one. I do not attempt to make them, but enjoy seeing and have bought way too many. I just hope my family appreciates them when I am gone.

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  6. You are so talented! I think homemade Christmases are the BEST! :)

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  7. Such a beautiful MM and the entire blog is so bright and cheerful. It would be wonderful to be able to quilt like that. I have started but slow in getting anywhere. Will keep on trying. Blessings
    QMM

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  8. You are a most talented lady!!! The quilt is just beautiful! It is really a work of art! Thank you for sharing! Cathy

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  9. Beautiful quilts and a gorgeous table! You are so talented and so creative. Enjoyed your mosaics!

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  10. A very special quilt indeed. It looks so beautiful. I love it.

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  11. What a special quilt! It's wonderful how it has inspired other ornaments. Made it fun for your whole family, I bet! Love your table and the sock holders!

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  12. There are so many festive sights here! I love it! Can I come over for cocoa?

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  13. I love quilts your are beautiful...love your decorations

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  14. What a wonderful way to meet other quilters and build a beautiful quilt that you cherish for many years to come. Thanks for sharing all your festive treasures.

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  15. I used to quilt and wish I still had the room and patience. I love the swap idea and yours is beautiful. The quilt is a great mosaic all by itself. I loved seeing it.

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  16. You are such a talented quilter and the blocks you received in the swap made a lovely quilt! I also enjoyed seeing your pretty Christmas accessories. Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  17. I haven't quilted in many years, but I love the quilts that I made. One I did by hand, and the other was done on a machine. I would like to start quilting again once I retire ;o) I love your blog header! You are very talented.

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  18. That's so amazing, Sue. I'm in awe of quilters...I could never finish one and I did try. Loved all of your neat Christmas things - so pretty. :) Nancy

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  19. Lots of sweet ideas here. I particularly like all the reds and greens...I'm such a traditional kinda gal...and I like the Santa silverware holder for each place setting.

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  20. Oh, everything looks so colorful and fun. Love your quilt.. I am lovin' the flatware holders..:)
    I have made a few very plain, 9 patch but never anything as fancy. My mother did make beautiful quilts..works of art.

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  21. That Christmas quilt is fantastic. Someone special must have given it to you. It's a real work of art.

    The Santie flatware holders are so cute.

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  22. I ♥ quilts. Yours is gorgeous. Love the little stocking holding the silverware. hugs♥O

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  23. Sue, I don't know if I'm more impressed with this gorgeous quilt or the fact that you were on WWW in the 90s! LOL
    This is a wonderful piece! ~ Sarah

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  24. What a wonderful and beautiful quilt..I have a small collection but I don't have a Christmas quilt. Just beautiful! Nice to have you visit...my Mom had to be different when she spelled my name...most people have a "j" or a 'y" in the spelling. Happy Holidays!

    Miss Bloomers/Sonia

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  25. What a beautiful quilt. Love the table setting.

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  26. Your quilt is just beautiful. Your table setting is so bright and cheerful.

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  27. To die for quilt. I love your chargers and all your treasure are absolutely gorgeous.

    Happy TTT...
    /chie

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  28. That quilt is absolutely beautiful. Wow! I love your table and I have stockings for my silverware too, lol!

    Karen

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  29. G'morn Sue ~ Your quilt creation is lovely ... so bright & the fabrics are wonderful together. Who would've thought ... those napkin stockings are so clever an idea.

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~ Christmas joys ~
    Marydon

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  30. I swear one of these days I am going to learn to quilt!!! Yours sure are an inspiration.

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  31. What a fantastic quilt! And to make so many of the squares. I am impressed....thanks for visiting..hope you can come back some time!!

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  32. Sue, it is gorgeous. What a wonderful treasure.

    And, your table looks lovely. I am lusting for the Santa hinged box.♥

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  33. What a great idea! Love that the quilt blocks came from all over the world, and what a wonderful keepsake it makes. Your table looks so pretty, and I love those stocking flatware holders. laurie

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