Last October my friend Danette and I got an over ambitious idea to make quilts for all of our kids (we each have 5) and husbands for Christmas... We decided it would be fun to make the Fat Quarter Shop Christmas Mystery Block of the Month. Kimberly was great with the idea and let me test all the patterns as we made the quilts. We started in October and each made 72 blocks = 6 quilts, sashed them, put borders on them, had them quilted and we bound them. Half way through I was not sure it was really going to happen and I was not, however, ambitious enough to do all the stars in my borders, sorry family...
but we finished them 3 days before Christmas.
It was soooooooooooo much fun!
I had the amazing ladies at Sweetwater make a label for the house that said the last name of each of my children (They are all married. This quilt is my husbands)
I had them make another label with Merry Christmas, the year and that it was made with love by me...just for them!
I put the aqua Snuggles on the back to make them exta soft and cozy.
My quilter Wendy from The Quilt Parade did a fabulous job!
The Santa hat is the block Camille and I designed for the Mystery BOM.
They all seemed very surprised and excited when they opened them.
Camille and her family got to open their quilt a couple of weeks before Christmas. We went to Las Vegas to visit little Nicholas a week after he was born, so we celebrated Christmas with them a little early.
Camille promised to keep the secret.
I couldn't really show you all at Christmas because the Mystery Block of the Month was still a mystery, so now that everyone has their blocks, here they are. Hope all of you that joined are enjoying making them as much as I did!
There is nothing better than quilting with your best friend and making gifts for your family, to feel the Christmas Spirit!