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Winter Post Cards Quilt


I think this is my last Christmas item I will make for this year. The inspiration for this quilt came from the cute fabric called Winter Reindeer by Sue Schlabach for David Textiles. It was just too pretty to cut into little pieces so I cut 8″ strips and bordered them in Poppy Red Waverly fabric. I had the gray and white dotted fabric in my stash, along with the solid white for the 16 patch blocks.

This lap quilt measures 49″x65″ before quilting. I have gray and white flannel for the backing.

Sami decided it was about time to have her picture posted. She matches the quilt. 🙂



I am a retired grandmother living in hot and sunny Florida. I spend most of my days doing what I love: sewing and quilting. I have a spoiled rotten Boston Terrier named Sami who keeps me busy mostly by cleaning up after her and refilling holes in the yard that she insists on digging and burying her toys. Of course then she digs them up and brings them into the house resulting guessed it...more cleaning. I will be posting pictures of Sami, quilts, flowers, and other things as they come along. Glad to have you join me.

27 thoughts on “Winter Post Cards Quilt

  1. Hi Peggy,
    Lovely! Oh, and the quilt too. HAHA! No really, I love these colors. My niece would go gaga over it – she loves grey and white, and who doesn’t love a good pop of red?!! I’m sure whoever receives this will love it and maybe even share some snuggle time with Sami if possible. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thanks Roseanne. Good luck trying to get this quilt away from Sami. Most of the things I make, she ignores but some she latches onto and that is it. Like the little Christmas tree cushions I made. She decided ONE of them was hers and that was it. She is a wacko, but she is my wacko. LOL

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  2. The colors are perfect. I love anything polka-dot. Sami just got into the Christmas spirit.
    I have never used flannel, but I was thinking of making another Christmas quilt using some flannel squares on top, and on the backing. My goal is to make two more Christmas quilts before Thanksgiving, 2018. Do you have any tips for sewing with flannel? Does it require different needles or thread?

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    1. Thank you Chela. Flannel is very easy to work with but it does shrink a little more than regular cotton fabric. I always pre-wash it and never have a problem. I love using it on Christmas quilts and never use a special needle or thread. I have a long arm quilting machine and it works beautifully on it and on my regular sewing machine also. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. Try a small project at first just to get the ‘feel’ of it to get up your confidence. Let me know how it works for you. I have also used fleece as backing with good results. Don’t be afraid to try new things, just try them on small projects at first so you don’t invest so much money in case you don’t like the results.


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