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.
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.
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.