Day 11 of the CCCBH

It’s day 11 of the Cross Country Christmas Blog Hop – only one day left!

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That means you only have one more day to make sure you comment on each designer’s blog, on the post that they were featured.  If you do, you will be eligible for some GREAT prizes!

Today our theme is a favorite Christmas quilt or how we use our quilts to decorate for Christmas.  I have lots of favorite Christmas quilts, but have narrowed it down to 4!

This is my most recently finished Christmas project:

Christmas Topper from the book “On the Run”

I love toppers, because you can tuck them in anywhere.  You don’t need to have wall space to display them, and I have a shortage of wall space at my house!

Here is another of my favorite toppers:

Christmas Glow from the book “Favorite Quilts from Anka’s Treasures”

This one is a little larger and can be used as a table-cloth.  You could also cut a hole in the center and use it as a tree skirt!  I love the touch of applique ~

(Please don’t be scared about binding around the inside points – I’ve got a tutorial for you on that)

I made a wool garland that I use as the center piece on my dinning room table.

Christmas Centerpiece from the book “Gifts for all Reasons”

It’s flexible and can be made into an oval or circle, depending on the size table you have.  I like the slightly dimensional look of the wool –

This quilt hangs in my front entry every year ~

Snails in the Sand from the book "Favorite Quilts from Anka's Treasures

This picture shows the quilting a little better.  I love the swirls and holly in the border.

I have one last picture to show you, and it’s not a Christmas quilt.  For those of you who are followers of this blog, you know I LOVE to show a quilt done up in several different color options.  I think it helps open people’s eyes to the possibilities that fabric and color can add to a quilt pattern.  The original pattern that the quilt above is based on,  looks so different that you won’t believe they are the same pattern.

Here it is:

See what I mean?  That is why I love color options!

Now, back to the blop hop – Our featured designer today is Roseann, the owner of Rosebud’s Cottage in White Bear Lake, MN.  She is also a contributor for American Patchwork and Quilting and you may have seen some of her lovely designs in their magazine.  Many of them are done with wool, so if you have a soft spot for wool, you might want to check them out!  Here’s the link for her blog ~

Dont’ forget to visit the other designers on the hop by clicking on the following links:  Gudrun from GE Designs,  Sandy from Pieces from my Heart,  Terry from Atkinson Designs,  Pat from Pat Sloan and Co,  Pam from Pam Kitty Morning,  Kari from New Leaf Stitches,  Terri from Whimsicals,  Sherri from This and That Pattern Co,   Carrie from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co,  Roseann from Rosebud’s Cottage and  Linda Lum DeBono

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49 Responses to Day 11 of the CCCBH

  1. Margi Borck says:

    Fun, Fun, Fun Quilts! I love to see the different colorways and how different yours are! Too kewl.

  2. Wendy says:

    I love seeing these variations on patterns in your book. I’m so enjoying my book “Favorite quilts from Anka’s Treasures” but think I have to get your other books now! I’m really drawn to your designs and colors.

  3. Linda P in IL says:

    The holly garland is great, what a good idea! I love all your quilts and the quilting is awesome.
    Linda P in IL

  4. Carrie P. says:

    Oh, these are fabulous. Love the holly leaves on your table.

  5. Jayne says:

    There have been some fabulous quilts featured in the photos on all of today’s blogs. Thanks to you and all for sharing with us blog hoppers!!

  6. Diane says:

    Your holiday toppers are beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the hop! It has been so much fun to follow along.

  7. Kelly O. says:

    this post is chalk full of inspiration! thank you!

  8. Carol T says:

    Your quilts are so much fun to see, you do amazing work. Thanks.

  9. Mary Flynn says:

    Beautiful show and share…you filled my head with all sorts of ideas for the holiday

  10. Jewel says:

    Wow! That snail trail is gorgeous…. I am way to lazy to make oe of those LOL

  11. those are some beautiful quilts!!

  12. Laura says:

    Hi Heather,
    On the snails in the sand quilt the quilting is amazing. Did you use a pantograph for the holly and swirls or did you free hand that one? If a pantography was used do you remember which one?
    Thanks and as always you are amazing!
    Laura T

  13. Mary Ellen says:

    Really enjoying today’s theme of Christmas quilts on the blogs. Love your various color designs. The first one is awesome.

  14. Marcy says:

    I haven’t played checkers in many years. When I seen your Christmas Glow quilt it reminded me of that and beings it is a table topper that is what popped in my head first thing. Maybe you will have to have some checker pieces handy at the coffee table this yr. for this quilt.
    Enjoy your work and your blog.

  15. SewLindaAnn says:

    I love all your Christmas quilts. I haven’t made any holiday ones yet, except for a Fall Pumpkin. Thanks for the inspiration and colorways.

  16. Ruby says:

    Love your quilts! Thank you for sharing the tutorial on inside points, I might be brave enough to try them, now.

  17. Angie/sweetbabies00 says:

    I have the book Anka’s Treasures. It’s my favorite. I love the quilting with the swirls and the holly. Just beautiful.

  18. Jenny says:

    Love all your pictures, especially the wool garland. That is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

  19. Katie says:

    Those are such beautiful projects – thank you so much for sharing! I think your book will end up on my Christmas list this year!

  20. Linda says:

    Love the checkerboard-like table topper and the beautiful wool holly wreath on the table. Great idea!!!

  21. Penne says:

    I love your quilts and that holly wreath on the table was so darling……..thanks for sharing.

  22. The Holly quilting on that border is outstanding! Love it! The tabletopper’s dimensions are interesting as well. It looked different (in a good way- lol!) It just had me looking at it for a few minutes there and thinking… “hmm I would have not thought of that” – Thanks for sharing!

  23. Rhonda Perez says:

    My friend, Pat, and I love doing your runners, especially the one you have shown. I have made 10 and I’m quite good at the binding. Thank you for your patterns.

  24. Sarah Vee says:

    I love the snail trail quilt – in both colour options. The wool garland on the table is a smart idea – you can shape it around the turkey so it’s not hidden under it:) Thanks for sharing some of your lovely designs today.

  25. Darlis says:

    Your quilts are so beautiful. You are one talented lady. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

  26. Julie in WA says:

    I never see candles in quilts, and I really really like your use of them in the table topper. It is beautiful!

  27. Kathleen says:

    You’ve given me wonderful ideas for the holidays! Your quilts are always so beautiful. I’m headed to my stash to see what I can use…..

  28. Heather McArthur says:

    Love the wool garland! And it looks so simple to make – maybe I’ll try that this year!

  29. eileenrh says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on binding inside corners! The Christmas Snail’s Trail quilt is beautiful.

  30. Linda says:

    hurrrray!!! Love and have all your books, and love how you used to (not so much lately) put touches of black in your quilts. Something I had never thought to do, but sure makes them pop!! Sadly, you showed one of my projects that I didnt get done last year – that so simple but beautiful holly wreath on your table – I love it!!

  31. marta says:

    Preciosas propuestas, gracias he disfrutado tanto de la combinacion de colores,y los diseños.

  32. Marie says:

    I love all of the quilts you showed today – but especially Snails in the Sand. You’re right – such different looks that make you smile at different times of the year. Exceptional quilting on the blue one!

  33. Marsha says:

    I love all the Chirstmas and none Christmas quilts and projects pictured here. I really love those Christmas dishes though!!!

  34. Cindy C. says:

    Oh, how I like the wool garland, something that works in different ways.

    You’re so right, the Snails in the Sand looks TOTALLY different done in different fabrics…I mean you can hardly tell it’s the same pattern.

    I already purchases your “On The Run” book and love it. The Christmas topper is one that I hope to make soon – love the corners “jutting” out.

  35. Mikol says:

    I love all your toppers! As I kept scrolling down I would find myself saying… Ohhh I like that, … Ohhhh, look at that one. So fun, thanks for the show. I will be checking out your binding tutorial, thanks for that too.

  36. Jocelyn says:

    I’ve been working on Christmas Glow and so want to get it done! It’s been a fun time visiting with you these past 11 days.

  37. Christine Thomas says:

    Okay, I need to ask you every time I need to do a quilt about color options. I just don’t have an eye for that. I usually have to go with the color scheme of the pattern. LOL…thank you Heather.

  38. Dortha says:

    I loved seeing your Christmas quilts. The quilting just sets them off so well. Great job.

  39. Leslie Schmidt says:

    I thought I had most of your books, but now I see I’ll have to find your best of book. Love those quilts!

  40. Mary-Kay says:

    I love the quilts. And the quilting on Snails in the Sand is amazing. Both of them. Nice!

  41. I love them all…but my favorite is the first one you posted. I love it a pattern in any of your books?

  42. arlette says:

    Oh Heather your quilts are beautifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulllll, I love the colors, I’m speechless!!!

  43. I think the two color options of your quilt are the most dramatic I have ever seen. Both are beautiful!

  44. Mandy says:

    Hey I’ve been following your blog for a while now!!! I think that this might be something you would be interested in. Maybe you’d like to participate or just do a little post about it! I’d love to see it be a great book ☺ (P.S. I’m not getting anything for passing the message along!)
    Mandy from
    All the info is taken from…
    They posted on their blog:
    I’m very pleased to organize the first-ever Quilter’s Cookbook with recipes from quilters around the world. Everyone is welcome to submit a recipe, a photo of their favourite quilt and a story for inclusion in the Cookbook. The submission deadline is November 28, 2009.
    The Quilter’s Cookbook will be available for sale as a downloadable PDF file in early December 2009. The price will be determined based on the number of recipes submitted and the number of advertising sponsors.
    The Cookbook is being created as a fundraising effort to help off-set some of the costs associated with running the Quilting Gallery site and to fund new community-based features planned for 2010. Please help support the community!
    The theme for this Cookbook is “Quick and easy recipes, so we can get back to quilting!”.

  45. Denise says:

    Heather, love you Christmas quilts.
    Really great seeing the color options.

  46. Leslie says:

    the snail block has never been one of my favorites, I love your color choices. I better re- look at this bock thank you for sharing I really like your quilts, Table toppers good idea I can use my stash, ah maybe a chance to try a snail block.

  47. bevb says:

    I LOVE your stuff!

  48. Kristine says:

    Heather, I have followed your blog for a year, at least…and I can tell you now, is that your world is beautiful. You, your husband, your home, your family, your projects. Thank you so much for brightening my world.

  49. Maria Isabel says:

    Beautiful works, come back your blog. Thanks you

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