The Celebrate Hand Quilting Facebook page that I am a member of does a weekly show and tell where the members show their hand quilted quilts. This weeks theme is Christmas.
I have a few but I decided to show this one.
It has been folded for a while so it has creases. They will come out after being opened up for a while. When I re fold it I will fold it differently so they the creases are in a different place. It is a good Idea to re-fold quilts periodically so that they don’t get permanent folds.
It is not really a Christmas Quilt but being red and green it has a Christmas feel to me. This was an Antique top that I bought from eBay and then hand quilted.
What I love about it is the simplicity of the pattern and the secondary designs. Even the most simple pattern can create secondary designs when the blocks come together.
Looking at it one way I see green stars with a red background.
or red stars with green background
The actual blocks are quite simple, a square in a square. There are 2 blocks in alternating colors.
when you put them together like this
they create a very different looking design
I did simple hand quilting with dark burgundy thread which shows better on the back
I have another vintage top in the same pattern but in this one there are many different fabrics used.
It is amazing how different the same blocks can look with different fabrics!