Despite my forays into art/contemporary quilt territory, I do hold one merit badge of traditional quilting – I’ve made some winter holiday themed quilted items. While they have no santas, snowmen, reindeer, elves, angels, etc., on them, they are red and green. As a friend noted the other night in a holiday crowd replete with Christmas sweaters, I was wearing seasonally festive colors. They were just in an abstract pattern.
Xmas Boxes is an early attempt at an asymmetrical setting. I won many of the fabrics as a door prize. I still plan to make a table runner with the three leftover blocks. My progress this year was to sew those blocks together.
Christmas Cactus is a paper pieced project from a Peggy Martin book on strip paper piecing. I like it, though the judges at a quilt show said only that my sewing lines weren’t straight.