Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Dear Santa

I loved this fabric the moment I saw it...it just reminded me of the wrapping paper on Christmas gifts when I was a kid.  Lots of memories...when I finished it
this afternoon and brought it down for my Mr. QuiltHolder to help me get a photo, he immediately said, "Who is this one for?" and just as immediately I responded "It's for me".  I don't do that very often...my quilts usually go to someone else, not this one...I'm going to curl up in the memories.

31 comments:

Karin said...

Good for you! I don't blame you - it is beautiful and may those memories, and your quilt bring you much joy! Isn't it great how a fabric, or a song, or a smell can whisk you right back to when you were a child?

Ray and Jeanne said...

It is gorgeous! I'm glad you are keeping it - every so often you need to do that! ~Jeanne

Sue said...

Very nice! And you should curl up under it. Every now and then you have to make something for yourself :)

Pat from Florida said...

Good for you!

•stephanie• said...

it's so festive!
something snuggly on the back?

Carrie P. said...

pretty! my husband asks me the same thing. funny1

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hooo, good for you!

Karen said...

I'm happy for you - it's adorable. What's the name of the pattern, it's so cute. Love the little border.

Diane said...

Enjoy! It's so pretty.

Carol said...

Good for you, glad you're keeping it. You'll enjoy cozying up with it this winter.

Kindred Quilts said...

So cute Carol! I agree... the Dear Santa fabric reminds me of x-mas wrapping paper of days gone by. I'm happy the quilt is for you!

Darlene said...

You already know how much I love it!!!! It's full of memories for so many of us.

I'm thrilled that you're going to keep this one for yourself. woohoo!!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Gotta keep one now and then. Cute quilt!

Janet O. said...

Nice choice for a keeper! : )

* said...

I'm not a Christmas fabric person but I agree, there is a lot of "when I was a child" in that fabric. I keep about a quarter of the quilts I make because I love sleeping under and waking up to them. Every morning I find I smile as I see the quilt. And I change them out almost every time I change the sheets. Never a dull moment in my bedroom. ;-)

Deanna said...

Sometimes you just have to do that!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay! One for you -- it's adorable!!!

*karendianne. said...

very cute. Good for you!

Kigwit said...

I also adore this fabric and I really like this quilt. Please post the pattern name.

Kigwit said...

Just read your previous post and saw the pattern was sweet jane!

Thelma said...

I should probably give more of my quilts away, I feel the way you feel about Dear Santa for almost all the quilts I finish. I'm so glad your'e keeping it for yourself. Merry Christmas to you from you!

Sinta Renee said...

The first gift of "Christmas"-- what a wonderful thing to make for yourself!

Angie said...

Oh good for you, Carol---I LOVE this quilt, and you know what, it reminds me of the Christmas wrapping paper of my childhood too. :) Such an adorable quilt---I want one too. :D Enjoy yours, girlfriend. :)

Cathy said...

It's a good quilt to keep. I have the same quilt holder...only a different model...lol hugs

Kris said...

Oh, Carol, this quilt is darling and isn't fun when we make one just for us?? Not too often, but that is what makes them so extra special!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love it! The pattern and the fabric!! I'm going to bookmark this one; what a great quilt, enjoy!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on a great finish! The quilt is beautiful.

QuiltSue said...

There,and I thought you'd made it for me! It's lovely.

trish said...

That is so sweet. :0)
Your post tugs at my heart.

Cheryl said...

Love it Carol!!! Glad it will live with you.

Kathie said...

nothing better then making a quilt just for me! good for you.
Kathie