Anita's Award Winning Quilt
Anita has always enjoyed making Christmas blocks. Some were practice blocks for patterns, others were just for fun. As she gathered more and more, she decided that all these wonderful blocks needed to be included in a bed quilt and thus her beautiful Christmas quilt was born.
She used a large feathered star in the center, which by the way, could easily be used on its own. It finishes at 36" square so would make a wonderful table topper, or the mitered corners (instructions included in her pattern) will increase the size to a lap quilt. What a beautiful Christmas quilt gift that would be!
I have to say though, the added blocks around it, really add character.... and the best thing is, you can add all your favorites. In fact, on our website we created a special page just for possible blocks that could be included, many Anita used, others are possibles you might like to include. We'll be adding more to the collection over the next few weeks. Here are just a few, click on them and it will take you over to the page we added.
So congratulations Anita on a wonderful pattern and winning a first prize at the local show.... and we must include a congratulations to Lynn Pittsinger who quilted it for Anita. An incredible job well done!
This is not only a fun way to create many different blocks - perhaps for a sampler quilt, but also gives the beginner designer an easy place to start adding her own expression of Christmas.
About Design Your Own Christmas Quilt pattern: Instructions in this pattern include full details for a Feathered Star block with three possible settings. The Feathered Star block completed with no borders, with mitered borders (instructions for perfect miters included) and the full sized quilt with block borders. You can include any sized blocks with the instructions giving you details on how to make them fit into the border. Read more...