My friend Betsy is so very talented across many crafts. If you're her friend on Ravelry (rryan3), you know what a talented knitter she is. But it doesn't stop there. She sews like there's no tomorrow. She also does the most beautiful petit-point Christmas ornaments. But today I want to share with you her fabulous Christmas quilts that were displayed at the 10th Anniversary Fabrics and Fabrications Quilt Show last week in Southport, CT. The pictures don't do the quilts justice since they were on the church pews. I had to lean as best I could to get a decent picture.
"I have always loved Santas and thought this would be fun and a challenge. Each of the blocks were hand appliqued using scrap fabrics. The quilt was machine pieced and quilted. It was my first time to try the free motion quilting" - Betsy Ryan.
Once Upon a Star - 2009
"This is a McKenna Ryan pattern. This pattern was so much fun to make and was also very challenging. It was my second free motion quilting attempt and challenging to get the effect. This is one of my most favorite quilts" Betsy Ryan
These are truly spectacular quilts and I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I did. Kudos to Betsy on a job well done!