12/8/12

Favorite Holiday Treats...Both Tasty and Tasteful

TASTY TREATS
Both TASTY AND TASTEFUL
My Favorite Christmas Quilt
Tasty Cupcakes come and go...that's expected.
Tasteful Table Settings for Christmas Dinner can be duplicated.
But this Christmas Quilt was a Once In A Lifetime experience and now a Forever Family Heirloom.
Here's it's Story...
Back In The Day when the InterNet was new and DialUp was what we knew, I joined  'Quilt Talk'.
It was...what we now call...an Online Quilt Website that was like a
DotCom, Blog, YahooGroup, ChatRoom, Friends and Followers all Rolled Up in One! 
 
In the Summer of 1998 I signed up for a Christmas Block Swap.
By the end of the summer I had Swapped Blocks with Twenty-five Quilters from all over the world.
(click on the blocks above to enlarge to see the signed blocks and their origins)
I made 25 Ohio Star with the Fussy Cut Santa Blocks...first one in the strip...and sent one to each of the 24 Quilters in my Swap Group.  In return, I received a block from each of them.  We each assembled the blocks in our own design and quilted it to our individulal taste.  At that time, I was a Newbie Longarm Quilter and hesitated to machine quilt this very special quilt top.  But I wanted it finished for the Swap Show and for Christmas, so I put it on 'QuiltALottie' and did my FIRST CUSTOM Quilting job.  It took what seemed forever, but I learned so much and found that I really enjoyed Custom Quilting. 
Linking To:
Beverly's How Sweet the Sound
and
Claudia's Mockingbird Hill Cottage
A Favorite Thing #15

 Happy Holiday Treat Baking and Quilting!!!

13 comments:

  1. What a fantastic Christmas Quilt, wow how nice to have these squares from all over the world. Hasn't the internet exploded in the last few years!!!I would have never met you if it weren't for blogging. The cupcakes looks heavenly and tasty.
    Ann

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  2. Your Christmas quilt is a feast for the eyes...just lovely! :)

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  3. I think I gained 5 pounds looking at those cupcakes! Yum!

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  4. I know practically nothing about quilting, except that it's lovely and I really admire those who do it...
    Your quilt is beautiful and such a wonderful remembrance!
    No wonder it's your favorite!
    Thanks for your visit today, and your sweet comment!

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  5. The cupcakes look delicious and I love your Christmas quilt. I have one in the log cabin design - too bad we cannot keep them out all year round!

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  6. Cool! We did a block exchange in my guild. Twice I've made Santa quilts (1 is still just a top). My Santa quilt is one of my favorites, and it stays out all year long.

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  7. Love your quilt! What a fun and wonderful project to be a part of. And got a giggle and a kick out of remembering the days of dial up. :)

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Your Christmas quilt is beautiful.

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  9. Your cupcakes look scrumptious, and that is indeed a fabulous quilt. I really like the angel block and house block.

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  10. That quilt must be priceless to you! What a great story. I'm about to hand quilt a top I've had sitting around a few years - for our queen sized bed. This is when I wish I was a longarm quilter!

    Oh, those cupcakes!

    thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  11. The cupcakes look yummy.The Christmas quilt is fabulous. Nothing like a quilt to cozy things up.

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  12. Your quilt is beautiful. :-) Happy week! Regula

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  13. My head is spinning looking at this beauty!I love Christmas first of all so anything Christmas is loved by me! Secondly to have made this quilt with the hands of so many friend across the world is breathtaking! You are such a dear and a tremendous talent. You know many beautiful creative hearts. I LOVED this story! Hugs Anne

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