Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Quilt

It's only a few days until Christmas, and I wanted to share with you my Christmas quilt (that I just finished a few days ago) and a poem written by By Dessie Nichols titled "A Week After Christmas".

christmas quilt

'Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even her spouse
The quilting frame had replaced the tree by the stair,
In hopes she'd not be disturbed, as she quilted there.

christmas quilt

Outside the flurries of snow from the sky,
Made not a sound as they floated by.
The needle also made not a sound
As through the quilt it slid up and down.

christmas quilt

When out from the kitchen there arose such a clatter;
She flew out of her chair to see what was the matter.
There in his longjohns, stood a sleepy-eyed spouse,
Grumbling, "Why can't I find something to eat in this house?

christmas quilt

A knock on the door gave them both a fright
Who'd be calling at this time of night
They opened the door, and what a surprise!
A very weary-looking Santa stood before their eyes.

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"I know it's past Christmas, and you think I'm out of my mind,
But I'd like one of your quilts, if you'd be so kind.

christmas quilt

"You see I'm ashamed," he said with a pause,
"But I forgot a present for Mrs. Santa Claus."

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"Sir, please help me 'cause you must know how I feel,
A woman can make a man feel like a number one heel."

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The lady smiled, and turned with a grin,
Returned with a quilt, and handed it cheerfully to him.

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"Here, Dear Santa, is my latest creation."
And she gave it to him without hesitation.
"the Quilting is good, and the colors quite nice,
""I want her to enjoy it; there will be no price."


"Thank you and God Bless. I knew quilters were great!"
"now I must hurry, as the time is quite late"
And they heard him exclaim, as he turned to depart,
"Only a quilter would have such a big heart."  --

Christmas Quilt Roll

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
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  1. What a cute Christmas quilt! Love the fabrics, quilting and embroidery!

  2. This is just beautiful! Can I pin this to my holiday quilts board?? It's lovely :)

  3. Lovely quilt! Your quilting and embroidery are great!

  4. Gorgeous quilt and wonderful poem!
    Happy holidays!
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  5. Love your quilt and how fun to scatter the pics throughout the verse, great post :D

  6. Oh my goodness! I am ROFLOL. Your quilt is gorgeous. I especially love the tags on all the presents.

  7. Great poem!! And a great quilt! Very Christmassy!!

  8. What a gorgeous quilt and wonderful poem! Love it all! Merry Christmas!

  9. It looks great, love the binding and great poem!

  10. An absoluetly gorgeous quilt and I loved the ditty that went with it.

  11. You are very talented! This quilt is beautiful.


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XOXO Cristina