Christmas quilting and such

I want to take a moment to show you some Christmas quilting and such. It seems like I’ve been decorating the house for the past month and I keep adding little things here and there. Sometimes that’s how it goes!

Before I get to that, however, I want to re-share the link to my last post, Mason Jar Sewing Kit or Sewing Preserves.  I’m doing this because after hitting the “publish” button, I received an error message and that post never got delivered to my email subscribers.  So, take a look at the fun sewing gifts I recently made!

sewing preserves titleMason Jar Sewing Kit @ The Crafty Quilter

I recently finished my “Quilty Christmas” quilt and I love the way it turned out!  This pattern was an Instagram sensation compliments of Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet.  She adapted blocks from her Quilty Fun book and gave instructions via Instagram to her followers.

Quilty Christmas Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

It was so much fun to make and all from scraps.  These wreaths might be my favorite with their pretty red bows. Christmas wreaths by Julie Cefalu @ the Crafty Quilter

Our guest bedroom is all decked out in red and white, including this quilt that I made several years ago for a Block of the Month program.

Paris at Christmas via The Crafty QuilterThe pattern is called Paris in the Fall, by This N That.  I have a collection of French General fabric that was perfect for this quilt.  I call my version of the quilt “Paris at Christmas”.

The snowflake pillow pictured on the bed was made by me.  You can find my tutorial for that here.

Snowflake Pillow by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

In my sewing room, you’ll find this cute little Christmas tree wall hanging.  This was a tutorial that I did last year, and I had so much fun making up this pattern.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging by Julie Cefalu @ the Crafty Quilter

Many years ago, I made this log cabin-style quilt from a pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting called Winter Skies.  It’s one of my favorites.

Winter Skies made by The Crafty Quilter

This little Christmas Table Runner was a quick make with mini charm squares and big ric rak.

Christmas Table Runner Tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter

I have this Welcome Winter wall hanging in my kitchen; the pattern is by Holly Hill Quilt Designs.  I love the snow globes and the applique.  I finished this quilt two years ago, and I hate to put it away after Christmas, so I leave it up through February.

Welcome Winter Wall Hanging at The Crafty Quilter

Our Christmas tree is decorated with red and white this year, including the tree skirt I made.  The pattern was a freebie, and I can’t locate the original source to share with you.

Christmas Tree Skirt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Here’s the full tree with presents and Cooper sitting pretty for the picture:

christmas tree 2014 @ The Crafty Quilter

This will be my last Christmas post for the year.  I have all of my children home for the holidays, so there is lots of cooking and general chaos fun going on in the house.  We seem to thrive in this kind of atmosphere, but I don’t get a lot of sewing done.  So, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you so much for being a part of my online family!


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  1. Loving those wreath blocks!!! Also love your Christmas tree wall hanging with the circles. I’m thinking one of those are in my future! Found this post on Pintrest only to realize I already follow you on Bloglovin! 🙂

  2. Hi Julie,
    Your tree looks so pretty! Love all the decorating you have done with quilts. You are always such a great inspiration! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and holiday season.

  3. Hi Julie,
    Thank you for all you do and share. Your quilts are wonderful, as it your tree. Have a great Christmas with your family!!!!!!

  4. Thank you for sharing – beautiful quilts. I love your website/blog
    have completed a few projects from you tutorial and hope to start the block of the month this January that you presented on the Quilt Show.
    Look forward to all of your 2015 posts and tutorials.

  5. Thank you for all the wonderful patterns and ideas. I am wishing you and your family a joyous Christmas and a happy new year. I’m already looking forward to more wonderful ideas from you!

  6. Hi Julie,
    What a beautiful selection of Christmas quilts! Thank you for spending so much time setting up such great tutorials…I did enjoy the Nordic mini quilt 😉 but haven’t had time to make it yet. Looks like you are all set for a great Christmas with the family. Thanks for sharing the pictures from your festive home! Looking forward to following your blog, and meeting with you again next year!

  7. Hi Julie,
    Just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful tutorials, ideas and links that you share with us each week. I look forward to reading your blog each week and know there will be wonderful information in it. Loved all your decorations. Wishing you and all your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  8. Thank you so much for your blog and all the wonderful projects you share with us. I look forward each week to see what great ideas you have for us. Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Your quilts are so beautiful. I always look forward to your blog posts and I want to thank you for all the lovely projects that you have shared. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year!

  10. Wishing you the all the best this Christmas! Enjoy your family and lets all meet up in January 2015! Merry Christmas Julie!

  11. Love your blog. I wanted to thank you for all the great videos you did for the Quilt Show BOM 2014. I learned a lot by watching you.

  12. I certainly enjoyed your colorful pretties; thanks so much for including us in your festivities. Have a super time altogether.

  13. Merry Christmas Julie and family. I loved the tour of quilted decorations and pinned several of them for future use. I used to be a decorating fool and had 3 or 4 trees, every room decorated and the outside, well, let’s just say, the neighbors jokingly referred to us as the Griswolds. But as I get close to 80, I’ve slowed down a lot, but we still put up 2 trees and only decorate the first floor of the house and the outside is down to a wreath on the door and a few lights. So I satisfy my decorating addiction by looking at other people’s decorations via the internet and find it’s a lot easier on the body that way. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. Hi,
    I love how you decorated your home. It looks warm and inviting. Where can I get the
    Patterns for all of them?
    Thank you

  15. Julie, I loved seeing the pix of all your beautiful creations … and liked the links, too. 🙂 It’s a perfect shot of your tree and Cooper. Enjoy having all the family around – these are the best of times.
    Merry Christmas!

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