Saturday, December 17, 2016

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Here is Quilt Inspiration's countdown to Christmas ! Each day up to and including Christmas Eve, we'll feature a quilt that reflects the spirit and beauty of the season. Please join us for Day 5 of our celebration.

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Vintage Red and Green by Kara Southwick, quilted by Charlene Nelson
2016 Springville Museum of Art Utah Quilt Show 

Kara explains, "I was in a quilt group that exchanged 4 inch red and green blocks in 1995. The blocks sat in my sewing room until 2015, when I decided to make a Christmas wall hanging. The fabrics remind me of a country, traditional vintage Christmas."   We love all the classic blocks, and we especially like the half-square triangle border, which gives a bright, energetic touch to this quilt.

We think it is very admirable that Kara kept these blocks for twenty years until she decided to make a traditional Christmas quilt. Congratulations to Kara for her decision to put them together into such a lovely project. We ourselves have some W.I.P.'s ( works in progress) and U.F.O.'s ( unfinished objects) that we are scurrying to finish up for this holiday season!

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


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