Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas aka Christmas Cheater by Laura Sorton

Laura Sorton

We love kicking off the holiday season with Laura Sorton’s quilt called Merry Christmas. Laura calls it a cheater quilt because the center of the quilt is a panel.

Whatever you want to call it, know that there is still time to whip up a quilt for someone special. There are lots of cute panels in the quilt stores. Add borders, quilt as desired, and voilá! You have a quilt.

Get busy!

You can see Laura’s Christmas Cheater in person at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multi-Purpose Facility, 2885 Church Street, East Point, GA. It is part of the Clara Ford Foundation Christmas Tour of Quilts until the end of the year.

Christmas Cheater

Christmas Cheater by Laura Sorton

The featured quilt of the week in the December 5, 2010 edition of the  Start Your Week With a Quilt newsletter  is technically called Merry Christmas, but I have secretly named it Christmas Cheater. It was created by Laura Sorton. 

Laura Sorton

Laura calls this quilt a cheater quilt because it was made from a preprinted panel. These type of quilts are usually not up to Laura’s standards, but when I told her I needed a Christmas quilt from all of my friends to hang in a senior center, she had no choice. (Laura made a quilt that has a pieced back that has over 2000 pieces, so you get my drift).

Personally, to me the quilt is no less beautiful because it started with a pre-printed panel. Most people would not know unless you told them anyway. So even though you know the secret of this quilt, I hope it helps to get you in a happy holiday spirit. And for you quilters out there who wanted to give someone special a quilt but thought you did not have the time, here’s your answer. Cheater quilts are loved as much as blue ribbon quilts!

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