Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Merry Christmas to One and All!

Full to the brim with Christmas cheer, this mystery quilt was designed by a small local quilt club ... 

At their first Christmas Mystery Quilt meeting, five women set guidelines: block dimensions, fabric color and a deadline to submit the blocks (as sewn into 5 identical rows) to the group organizer. They could select any block pattern as long as it was Christmas-themed. Before the reveal at the last meeting, the rows were distributed equally and sewn into five separate quilt tops by the organizer. 

Scroll down for a representation of the kinds of blocks they submitted, and the mystery reveal!



Some blocks came with tree lights and even some snow ...
Blocks with sage wisdom and gifts ready to go ...
Blocks with gay stockings danced with stars in the sky ... 
 Blocks sewn in whipped cream and red cherry pie ...
 Blocks sewn in the likeness we know as St. Nick ...
 ... with snowmen remarking "Let it snow, and be quick"!
 (We'll pause to look a moment before the reveal ...
At ornaments on the tree we like a great deal):




The reveal!

I hope their creativity inspires you to gather a few friends to make a mystery quilt next year!

My heart is full of gratitude for my many gifted clients who not only bring me incredible quilt tops, but real-life stories of caring, life and love. It's truly the Spirit of Christmas.

Merry Christmas!