Thursday, November 24, 2011

Argyle for Christmas

It's day 4 of our simple, stylish holiday quilts.  We've always loved quilt designs that mimic plaid and woven textiles. Today's holiday quilt re-creates a traditional argyle design in patchwork. Simple? Stylish? Yes and yes.

Argyle Christmas, 52 x 63", by Natalia Bonner at Piece N Quilt (Utah)

In weaving, the argyle pattern originated with the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland, and from the patterned socks worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century. Natalia Bonner has transformed the design from a pure geometric to a cheerful holiday quilt by adding appliqued evergreen branches and bright red berries.

Natalia Bonner is a professional machine quilter and pattern designer. You can find Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting, co-owner, at the Piece N Quilt website and the Piece N Quilt blog.

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