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Lovin’ On… Quilted Christmas Goodness

(From top left, left to right) 1. Peppermint Twist by CluckCluckSew 2. Christmas Ornament Balls by Cosmic Girl Designs 3. Christmas Quilt Binding by tropicalsoup 4. Simple Quilted Patchwork Tree Skirt by CitrusHoliday 5. Antique “Elf on the Shelf” by annagriffin 6. Red and White Linen Modern Quilt by PeppermintPinwheels 7. A Modern Christmas Quilt by PatSloan 8. Vintage Quilt Stockings by SewMamaSew 9. Christmas Quilt Inspiration by CluckCluckSew

Today I visited the lovely Parkland Parish Quilt shop in Tacoma, WA and walked out with the cutest retro Christmas fabric and plans to make a Christmas quilt. So I’ve got Christmas on my mind. In September! I’m sure I’ll snap out of it by next week since I’m usually horrified at stores putting out Christmas decorations in August, but I couldn’t resist digging up some modern Christmas inspiration from around the web tonight. Enjoy!


Grandmother’s Flower Garden: Top + Basted

 This is the first quilt I ever started. Being so ambitious, of course my first quilt EVER had to be one of the most time-consuming and complicated patterns. And 4 years later, it’s still not finished. Welcome to the Jungle…

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How does one eat an elephant?

One bite at a time. The only way to metaphorically imagine I can ever finish this quilt. My Double Wedding Ring. 3 out of 8 rows complete. *gulp*


Started in February 2011, when I took the class at Stash when I lived in Walla Walla. It has been set aside many times to work on quicker projects. I imagine I would have the top finished by now if I had made it a priority in my life. Now in the rare moments I have free time to sew, this is my project. I completed an entire row in about 2 weeks recently, so I have hope I can get the top finished by September/Octoberish. I would love to enter it in the Sister’s Quilt Show for 2013, so we’ll see if I can hand quilt and bind it by next April, their submission deadline.


I am planning on hand-quilting it as I usually do, but with some kind of awesome thread color. I might alternate between hot pink and neon green quilting thread if I can find it. Wouldn’t that just look fabulous on the navy blue centers?!


This is intended to be for me and my bed. I haven’t finished any quilts to keep personally yet, so it’s high time I keep one for myself!

xo Kelly

30’s Hex Love (Parks&Rec Quilt)


I seem to always watch a particular tv show constantly during the process of each quilt. This one was Parks & Rec. Love that show!

I made the top to this one in 2009 also and recently got around to quilting and binding it. Just a little guy, would be perfect as a stroller blanket or playmat. More photos after the jump!

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Happy Modern Dresdens

Woohoo another quilt is complete! This one has been on my to-do list for quite some time. I’m not even sure when I started it, maybe in the summer of 2009? Originally intended as a scrap-buster quilt. Then I put it away after finishing the top and finally got it back out to baste and start quilting in the winter of 2010-2011. I got it back out in the last month or so and finally finished the quilting and binding this week. It always reminds me of the show “Firefly” because I quilted it while essentionally shotgunning that show on Netflix. ha!

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