The first time that I ordered it, the receipt said that the order could take a month to arrive...I waited a month and a half before contacting the dealer. I was told that they were out of stock and they promptly refunded my money...(no mention of the fact that they failed to contact me)! So I went back on-line and ordered it again, this time from another dealer and was told three weeks...Eureka! True to their word, three weeks it was!
Let me tell you...it was so worth the wait! It's a Cheri Saffiote Payne book...It's an oldie...(2002 copyright) and my copy is used but in NEW condition and it cost about what I would pay for a Starbucks Coffee! Yup...$5.50!! It is SEW chock full of quilting goodness...We are talking 301 CHRISTMAS QUILT BLOCKS! No, no...make that 301 of the CUTEST CHRISTMAS QUILT BLOCKS!!
Check it out! Cheri has several Santa patterns...like this tumbling Santa!
Ok...I'm just showing you one more Santa! I mean really...does Santa come any cuter than THIS!
The sweetest Christmas baskets...in SEVERAL different styles. I am showing only two...I am such a tease!
I have probably shown you enough...but I need to slip in the just one Gingerbread block...(and there are several different styles here too!!)
There is a Twelve Days of Christmas Quilt inside this book...with all 12 of the sweetest blocks ever, starting with the Partridge in a Pear Tree, to the sweetest dancing ladies and drummers drumming! I can't show you one because then you would want to see them ALL...and I can't do that to you! ;o) There is also a Countdown to Christmas Quilt...oh man, there is just TOO MUCH in this book!
The beginning of the book contains a general instructions section where Cheri shows how to put the blocks together, how to applique, embroider and how to do the stitches. She also shows how to build the background blocks...like log cabins and snowball blocks and how to finish off the quilt. The back of the book contains all of the pattern pieces, templates, applique patterns and paper piecing templates!
If you love making Christmas Quilts then you really NEED this book! As I have said...it's an oldie and out of print but if you do a search, you will probably find a copy on Amazon. Keep trying...it's SEW worth the wait!
Personally I think it would be wonderful if Cheri wrote a book for each season! Second thought... maybe it's a good thing that she hasn't as I would NEVER leave my sewing room!
Well that's my two cents worth today! Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P