Two Retro Holiday Quilts

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Last week, while cleaning out a closet, I discovered a stack of Christmas fabric that I'd forgotten about.  I got on a wild tear and eventually felt a bit like I was drowning in half-square triangles.  I ended up creating two retro Christmas quilts that are now in the shop.  Each is based upon a single fun holiday print.  The first one here includes Mrs. Santa giving Santa kiss, plus all the fun Christmas activities we love- cutting the tree, playing with toys, making a snowman, etc.

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The second quilt is a hilarious take on Santa's holiday.  What does he do once the stockings are filled?  He heads straight to the Rudolph Motel for a dip in the pool.  Santa in a swimsuit- who knew?  Scroll all the way to the end to see that.  I also love the sweet little red and white vintage trailer all decked out in Christmas decorations.  

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These quilts were fun to make and pretty quick.  I did "organic" straight line machine quilting about 1/2 inch apart.  That took the most time I think, but I like the finish.  

And, guess what?  That wasn't all the Christmas fabric.  I have another bunch that will make a larger quilt for us.  I also have one more batch that I love so much I need more time to figure out what to do with it.  I will set it aside for now.

In the meantime, I will keep going with the triangles and will hopefully have another finished top in the next few days.  Here's a link to the method I used for the triangles.  As far as arranging the blocks, I did it mostly randomly with a few tweaks. I love the various shapes created with the random placement.  

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