Happy Tuesday! Here's the Christmas edition of Tuesday's This and That!
Here's an addition to Men Who Quilt! Dr. Raymond Flavius Bellamy took up quilting in his retirement. He was featured in the Tallahassee Democrat in 1965. The former college professor became interested in quilting so he could have something to do while watching football games. He created a variety of applique quilts including "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and these other quilts:
Here he is with his December block from his Calendar Quilt.
Wildflower Quilt above and my favorite his bug quilt below:
As we all know, quilts are synonymous with comfort and warmth. This 1933 cartoon is still moving to me:
In 1940, junior high students were featured in The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, California. They were celebrated for having created 11 quilts for the needy as their Christmas project:
This is a bit ironic to me. Years ago, most of the high schools in our area required that students do community service. About the same time, they discontinued teaching sewing and shop to students. Just imagine what good students could do if they were taught quilting and other skills that could contribute to the community!
Anything can be made into a Christmas quilt if you have the right fabric. Here are two Christmas quilts I finished this past year:
The top quilt was made with a Mary Engelbreit jelly roll that I had for years. Linda asked for that quilt. The second was all scraps and made for Jenny (she was married in December and loves Christmas). I'm certain I got both patterns from free tutorials offered by Missouri Star Company but I can't remember the names of the pattern.
And just one last note, I'll be posting more Romper Babies in the New Year. I just haven't had time to tackle cleaning up the images.
Have a safe and happy day!