The Quiltmaker staff is made up of seven people. We discovered recently that about half of us display special holiday quilts in our homes at this time of year. We thought it would be fun to share some of those quilts with you.
Carolyn uses this table runner to dress up the holidays, along with a sleigh figurine by Jim Shore.
In her hallway hangs an Advent calendar quilt. Each day another tiny ornament is taken from one pocket and added to the tree.
Near the fireplace in the Beam’s house sits this ladder adorned with all manner of Christmas quilts. It looks like a collection of Santas has gathered there, too.
One of Paula’s Christmas quilts is this hand embroidered redwork quilt made from Aunt Grace Christmas fabrics. Isn’t it so vintage looking?
This adorable table topper features wool applique, which is Paula’s specialty. The pattern is available as part of her Block Party Club; find the details at Pacific Patchwork. Paula also has a fun and interesting blog. Isn’t that platter so much fun?
Here is more of Paula’s wool applique, adorning her house for Christmas.
Do you decorate with quilts for the holidays? Leave a comment by noon on Monday, Dec. 13 telling us about it and we’ll pick a winner to for some luscious Christmas fabrics. The winner is commenter #10, Alicia. It was great to hear about your holiday decorating traditions! Thanks to everyone who participated.
And just for good measure, here’s one of my favorite muffin recipes.
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
3⁄4 cup brown sugar
3⁄4 cup white sugar
1⁄2 cup oil
1⁄2 cup water
1 cup pumpkin
12⁄3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
1⁄4 teaspoon cloves
8 ounces cream cheese
2⁄3 cup white sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
Preheat oven to 350º. In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown and white sugar, oil, water, pumpkin and 2 eggs; beat well. Set aside.
Stir together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and spices. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, stirring well. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, blend all the filling ingredients together.
Line a large muffin tin with baking papers. Spoon enough batter to fill half the tin and top with a tablespoon of filling. The batter and filling together should fill just over half of the tin before baking.
Bake for 25 minutes at 350º. Makes 24 muffins.