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Christmas quilt

by Clare Mansell
Christmas quilt

Millie's Quilt

With all the festivities out of the way, it’s time to share my “secret” Christmas quilt project with you…

Last year I made a quilt as a Christmas present for my then 8 year-old niece Millie. I wasn’t entirely convinced an 8 year-old would really appreciate a quilt, but she loved it, so much so she announced in November this year that the “number one thing” on her Christmas list this year was another quilt!


To be honest, I was part delighted and part horrified. I could have done without the pressure of a small person really wanting a quilt for Christmas when I was having enough trouble juggling dogs and baby on my own while Jim was away! However I got there in the end (hurrah!) mostly thanks to the brilliant quilt design book Dare To Be Square.

If I’d had a month more time for the project, I would have made the owl quilt in the book, but for simplicity’s sake I opted for the wiener dog design with an added border. At the beginning of December I hadn’t even cut a single square of fabric, but once I started the quilt top came together in one weekend.

And one final thing to finish the year. I am honoured that my applique circles quilt from earlier this year has been featured on the excellent Quilt Story blog. Click on the link below to visit the site…

Fresh Poppy Design

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Cheryl December 30, 2011 - 8:55 pm

That is a beautiful quilt! What a lovely gift. Your blog is lovely!

Jolene December 30, 2011 - 11:13 pm

This is such a fun quilt! You’re a sweet auntie! and I think if one of my nieces or nephews actually requested a quilt from me, I’d sit right down and sew one!

Artfulife December 31, 2011 - 4:10 am

I can’t even tell you how adorable I think this is! Pinned it to my quilting board. Hope you have a happy new year!

Diane-crewe December 31, 2011 - 10:00 am

How lovely when a quilt is wanted and loved xx

Would Like To Be a Yummy Mummy December 31, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Aaahh its gorgeous and she looks so happy. How lovely to have have one of your quilts featured on another site too 🙂 x

Archie the wonder dog January 5, 2012 - 5:02 pm

A gorgeous quilt for a gorgeous niece!


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