Vintage Table-Cloth Christmas Quilt.

One of my quilting goals is to make a Christmas quilt every year.

Here is the quilt from 2 years ago.

I designed the quilt using a panel of vintage Santa fabric and then did a lot of hand quilting.

Last year I hand quilted an antique top that I had in the collection.

I have an applique project that I started a while back  (partridge in a pear tree). I started the applique and then set it aside for some other projects.  I was sure that I would have plenty of time to finish it by Christmas.  I realized that it is already October!  and I am so involved in other quilts that I don’t think that is going to happen.

A few days ago I came across a listing on eBay that is the solution.  The listing was for a quilt top

a table-cloth

and a Christmas table-cloth (50’s?)

I went all out and spent $12.95 on the lot.

I plan to quilt the Christmas table-cloth. I will add a border of some kind to make it bed sized.  I think it will make a pretty neat quilt, and it wont take very long to finish.

I have been so involved in quilting the whole cloth tree of life quilt that my others have been neglected.  Here is how it looks today

and here is the back

Happy Quilting


8 thoughts on “Vintage Table-Cloth Christmas Quilt.

  1. That IS a 50’s tablecloth….I’m pretty sure we had one just like it, when I was a little kid.
    The “Tree of Life” is simply fabulous. It will definitely be a stunner
    when complete. Excellent design and workmanship. 😀

  2. mamaraby says:

    The Tree of Life quilt really looks amazing! I’ve enjoyed following your progress with it.

  3. Regan Martin says:

    Beautiful Christmas projects, past and future! And of course, that Tree of Life is so gorgeous! Looks like you’re past the half way mark! Woohoo! It’s really going fast!

    • timquilts says:

      It is going fast…but not today…all the twists and turns in the foliage takes a long time
      I might shop for some border fabric for the Christmas Quilt tomorrow

  4. Lorij says:

    The tree of life quilt is gorgeous. Lorij

  5. Lorij says:

    Some pretty poinsettia fabric would make a pretty back and border.


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