Christmas 2015 is drawing near, and we wanted to share some of the amazing, gorgeous Christmas quilts we've seen this year. Thanks to the many quilters who have inspired us with their beautiful creations! Here is Day One of our series: Twelve Days of Christmas Quilts.
Christmas Jane by Barbara Shates
What a creative setting for 36 different Dear Jane blocks, made in reds and greens! The blocks were made by Barbara Shates and other Dear Jane group members for an exchange in 2011. The original setting was designed and machine quilted by Barbara. She encircled the design with a quilted feather wreath, and quilted a smaller wreath in the middle, surrounding the machine embroidered message holiday message: Joy.
We've include closeup photos to show the beautiful appliqued and pieced blocks.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2015 Diablo Valley Quilters' Guild show.