Blame the kids!

By Judith
 on December 27, 2012

Hi everyone!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas day, celebrating with loved ones!

Here in the Hollies' household, we had a wonderful birthday party for Jesus on Christmas Eve, and then enjoyed church, great food, and a hilarious game of Charades with family on Christmas day!

I managed to get my first ever Christmas quilt finished on Christmas Eve evening, frantically sewing on the binding while trying not to cry my way through 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' (brilliant film!).

Since last Christmas, I've had a random selection of Christmas charm squares (56) after taking part in a Christmas Charm swap (hosted by Emily).

Because there was quite a broad range of patterns & prints, I didn't know what to do with them.

I got them out for the kids to look at and we laid them all out side by side.  The kids said they loved the random look of the squares altogether and encouraged me to just sew them together for our first Christmas quilt.

So adding in a few more 5" squares from my Christmas fabrics, the most random Christmas quilt was born!

Christmas Quilt Dec12

There are 85 squares in total (the equivalent of 2 charm packs + 1) so it isn't a big quilt, but it looks great drapped over my sofa next to the Christmas tree. 

Suffice to say the kids love it!  It could almost be an 'Eye Spy' quilt there's so much going on in it!

Christmas Quilt Dec12

And given that it will only be on display for 2 weeks every year, I can cope with the busyness of it!

And before I go, two pre-Christmas makes my mum wanted as presents for friends. But as one of her friends reads my blog, I couldn't show you before!

Mugrug & Hostess Box set Dec12

Mugrug & Hostess Box set Dec12

Don't forget to call back tomorrow to find out the winner of my giveaway!

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