Thursday, December 30, 2021

The Last Mini Quilt for 2021

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas
and a happy holiday.
Now we switch gears and 
it's time to start a new year.

But until January gets too
far ahead I need to share 
my 2021 December mini.

My latest mini is reflective of the season
in the classic color combination
of reds and greens.

Christmas Poinsettias
30" x 30"

This pattern was inspired by Kim Diehl 
from her book
Simple Whatnots II

Kim has also provided this as a free pattern
from Henry Glass Fabrics.

This quilt was a good combination
of pieced flowers and appliqued stems and leaves.

It was also a nice way to use
some of those reds and greens 
I've been collecting.

I few fluttering snowflakes
would be perfect to showcase 
this fun holiday quilt,
but nothing yet.

I kept the machine quilting simple by outlining the 
flowers along with a few feathers and
then a simple loopy design in the border.

I dug around for awhile
looking for a backing and finally decided
on this fabric.

Well, this is really an oldie.  I bought it in
1974 and made bedroom curtains!
Some of you may recognize it as one of
the timely calico prints from Ely and Walker.
The company printing this design and several others
for a long time even up through the 70's.
Ely and Walker Dry Goods started manufacturing fabric in
1855 in St. Louis.

Maybe, without realizing it,
I have started a  
 Red and Green Christmas series.

2021                                       2019                              2020

I'll have to keep that in mind when
December, 2022 rolls around.

Maybe you're ready to join in 
making a monthly mini coordinated by

 and her quilty mini-ettes as we march into 2022.
Time to get stitching.

Until Next Time-


  1. Nothing better than a red and green quilt and perfect for the month. You have motivated me to get my red and green mini out and finish it.

  2. This is beautiful Kyle! You have inspired me as I love red and green quilts too. Happy New Year!

  3. A perfect quilt to end the year! Looking at those three quilts, yes, you are on your way to creating a series.

  4. Another beauty but then I'd expect nothing less. As Cheryl said, perfect! And if the flakes start flyin', keep em up there please. LOL

  5. What a great pattern for this month's mini! Love the red/green combo and your "simple" machine quilting is the perfect finishing touch. I had some of that Ely & Walker fabric. Your quilt is the perfect addition to your Christmas series :) Happy New Year!

  6. Kyle maravilloso edredon!! pienso que estas creando una gran coleccion rojo y verde
    ¡¡Me encantan los tres!!
    Feliz 2022

  7. Simply beautiful! I hope you will continue with this series, at least until your red and green fabrics run out. How nice to finally have the perfect place for your vintage fabric.

  8. B-E-A-UTIFUL! This is classic in color and style--and classic Kyle in the quality of the work. I really love seeing the last three year's minis hanging together. What lovely additions they must be to your home at holiday time!
    Wishing you happiness in the new year!

  9. Red and green with some appliqué is my favorite! I love it together with your other Christmas minis. I started a little Christmas mini too (a late start) If I keep working on it I will have it to enjoy for next Christmas.

  10. Such a beautiful quilt! I loved seeing your red and green quilts together. I wish I could send you some of our snow! We have been breaking records up here. I just keep shoveling and shoveling, but don’t seem to make any progress, it just keeps snowing.

  11. I LOVE your mini in those classic Christmas colors! It’s beautiful! I’m a huge fan of red, green, and white quilts and would love to make a few over the next few years for my own collection. If I stick to smaller sizes, it might be possible!😊. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  12. Lovely mini Kyle. I love the picture of the three of them together. Two is just a pair but when you have 3 or more it's a collection. I have enjoyed your blog this year and seeing the charming things you make. You have great color sense.

  13. This is so beautiful, Kyle! And it looks terrific as a collection.

  14. Love, love, love your sweet little red, white and green quilt! The greens are just glorious in the mix. And your series is growing, even if by accident. Love it!:)

  15. Oh my! Another fabulous red and green Christmas mini. It is just gorgeous. The 3 December minis look great together. You are on a Christmas theme roll and I love it! Thanks for giving us all our marching orders for a new year of fun! I really appreciate your efforts in making these monthly minis so much fun! Happy New Year.

  16. A perfect quilt for December. Do you use these little quilts as table toppers, wall hangings, or what? I had this idea of lining the walls of my sewing room with little quilts (similar to Primitive Gatherings) but Mr. is not keen on the idea of putting so many holes in the walls for the rods to hang them on.

  17. I really love your posts, your fun encouraging tone! Another absolutely beautiful red and green quilt! So crisp and lovely. The three quilts look great together! I hope you are not being affected by the fires in CO.

  18. Love this one (you had me at Kim Diehl!) and your whole Red & Green Series. You Monthly Mini ladies are inspiring so who knows if 2022 might be the year to try at least one!

  19. Oh gosh, your latest mini is lovely and sooo inspiring! I'm on a mission to make Christmas quilts this year, and yours is just the type of pattern I love. Happy New Year!

  20. Wow! What a perfect Christmas quilt, Kyle--I love seeing them all hanging together, too. A beautiful collection you've started. Not being a quilter, I'm wondering if you wash your fabric before you cut it out and piece it together? Do you ever have trouble with reds bleeding?

    Wishing you a wonderful 2022 with lots of quilting/stitching time!

  21. Such a beauty! Just like the other two little quilts.
    Haooy new year, hope this year brings health, happiness and creativity.

  22. Your December mini quilt is just stunning, Kyle. I'm always in awe of your quilting! Happy New Year!

  23. Your red and green minis are amazing! I think you should definitely keep up the annual tradition! I always enjoy your fun way of sharing stitching and life. I wish you the very best in 2022!

  24. That is a lovely mini to have to finish off the year. And the three do look great together!

  25. Wow~ also, these didn't show up on my reading list so what the heck!?
    I love your collection of red and green quilts. Your poinsettia quilt is so lovely. Congrats on an incredible year of minis.
    Your posts are always inspiring and a joy to read.
    bring on 2022