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Family Christmas Quilt

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Okay, it is officially December and all the Thanksgiving excitement is over. Time to talk Christmas.

It takes quite a while to build up a good collection of Christmas decor. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all go out and buy everything all at once? Instead, we add little by little each year.

I recently introduced you to the ladies at JennyM’s Quilt Company. I loved the table runner they made me so much that I worked with them to create a custom Christmas quilt for our family.

Custom Christmas Quilt

I have been wanting a Christmas quilt or blanket to our collection, but hadn’t really seen too many that I liked the style of in stores. I’m not a fan of traditional red, green, and gold Christmas colors. I like light and bright and if it has some turquoise or aqua in it, even better.

I did a search for Christmas fabrics and found some adorable bright, modern Christmas fabrics by Kate Spain that we worked with for our quilt. I love it so much that I just had to share some pictures of the Christmas Quilt with you.

Here is a closer look at the fabrics. Aren’t they so cute?

family christmas quilt

How about a little closer? Can you see the quilting pattern that the quilt was put together with? It is hard to show it in the photo, but it is a snowflake design. Perfect for this time of year! The back is a solid piece of the aqua fabric with the green and red Christmas trees.

custom christmas quilt

When the blanket isn’t in use, I have it folded and draped over a brown leather chair that sits in a cozy spot next to the fireplace and Christmas tree. But, it is often in use. The kids love to cuddle with it on the couch when they are watching a movie and it is big enough for a few people to use at a time.

This will definitely quickly become a well-loved Christmas piece to pull out this time of year and will last for years to come.

Stay tuned for a glimpse of the rest of our Christmas decor!

Do you have a special Christmas blanket that you cuddle up with on the couch?

Katie Goodman

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Katie’s lifelong interest in cooking good food has shown her that part of the goodness in life is enjoying delicious food with friends and family. She is: Mom. Writer. Photographer. Recipe Developer. Website Founder. Lover of all things good in life. A mix of great recipes, family memories, and yummy photography is what Katie serves up each week at GoodLife Eats™. Katie and her family reside in Colorado.

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    Kim - December 09, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    It’s beautiful! I also like a little aqua mixed in with my Christmas colors!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking - December 09, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    I love this! I’m making my husband a big surprise for Christmas and for some reason, he thinks I’m making a quilt, which is interesting because I don’t sew. Anyway, I like the idea and seeing your quilt has convinced me to make something similar for next year or in a few years. We don’t have any special blankets but I’m sure we’d love to have one! So would any future children, I’m guessing. :)

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    Ashley - December 10, 2012 @ 4:39 am

    Love it! My grandma quilts and I am trying to convince her to make us one. I may have to break down and order one. This is beautiful.

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    Jan - December 10, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I love it. Such a simple pattern, especially nice on the diagonal. For any non-sewers out there, this would be a nice one to start with. Cut the pieces, sew the blocks into strips, then assemble the strips to make the top.
    And the colors are beautiful.
    Jan

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    amy - January 09, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    Did you make this quilt? Do you have instructions on how to make one like it? I sew a little at best (self taught). I would love to make my family a Christmas quilt! Thank you for your inspiration!

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    • Katie Goodman

      Katie replied: — January 9th, 2013 @ 2:29 PM

      I mentioned in the post that I hired my friends who have a quilting business to make it for me. Their shop is here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JennyMsQuilts

      I described what look I wanted and picked the fabrics and they made the quilt.

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    Gwen Mangelson - November 08, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

    would you mind sharing with me the size of the center block, the small square and the strips?
    lovely quilt~

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