Finally a finish! Whoopie! Christmas has come and gone but this is still going to be displayed on my couch for a couple of weeks because I love the little trucks.
Growing up we never had a real Christmas tree because mom said they were to much trouble. Every year I say I'm going to have one of my own. But then when it comes to actually getting one... I back out. Call me silly but I just can't see cutting down a tree just so I can put lights on it in my living room. Maybe this year I'll get a small one that can be replanted after Christmas.
Since this one will be used and displayed the quilting was kept fairly simple. I can see me cuddled up on the couch with a cup of irish coffee, this quilt and the movie Elf playing. (maybe later in the week..LOL!)
It's the simple things in life that give us the most pleasure and bring back fond memories. It took us a few disappointing over stressed years of holidays for all of us to realize, the gifts are forgotten but the family fun is always remembered.
We don't dress up in fancy cloths. As a matter of a fact a couple of years ago the dress code was pajamas's only. It's the only time of year I buy paper plates and plastic utensils. And as far as gifts, most of the time they are homemade. Lotions, candles, soaps and home baked and canned goods are common. One year my oldest son taught himself to crochet just so he could make everyone a scarf. I was so proud of him for stepping outside his comfort zone.
Of course we still buy for the little ones, I mean what's Christmas without stepping on a few small toys.
Anyway...back to the quilt.
The pattern is called Vintage Christmas, designed by Erica Ardnt at Confessions of a Homeschooler. You can purchase the pattern by clicking here.
Erica is a new quilt designer. This was her first published pattern. She just recently publish another, Winterberry. You can purchase it by clicking here. How cute is this! Yep I see this one in my near future.
She also has designed a free printable blog planner that can be found here.
This post has been linked up @Confessions of a fabric addict.
Hmmm..alot of quilters confessing today. Not me...there's nothing to tell...wink, wink.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It