Monday, December 20, 2010

The history of the Twelve Days of Christmas is
a little different than you might think. The Twelve Days of
Christmas are the festive days beginning Christmas Day.
This period is also known as Christmastide.
The Twelfth Day of Christmas is 5 January, with the
celebrations of Christmas traditionally ending on
Twelfth Night and is followed by the Feast of the
Epiphany on 6 January. In some traditions the first
day of Epiphany and the twelfth day of Christmas overlap.

The Quilt pictured above is from the Victoria and
Albert Museum in London and has been on my
list of projects to start. I thought it would be fun
to tie the whole process together with the Twelve
Days of Christmas. Join me starting December 26th
for a little history and a bit of inspiration.

If you would like to make one of your own be ready
to download daily patterns and have your scraps and
applique supplies ready.


  1. You are kidding!!!!!! I have been wanting to do a smaller version of that quilt forever. You bet I'll be joining you. Thanks for the history lesson as well. Best wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a new year filled with good health, happiness, prosperity, and lots of stitches!

  2. This is gorgeous! I've barely started my 2010Civil War Tribute BOM quilt...just sitting around waiting for me.. so...not yet anyway :)

  3. What a coincidence ! That's a project on my list for next year, i love this quilt so much ! i will join you too ! Thank you and happy Christmas!

  4. I was not aware of this quilt but am certainly interested. Now if I can just remember to check your sit everyday...

  5. OMG!!! Is this not the most gorgeous quilt you have ever seen? I'm in!!! Count on me!! LOVE IT!!! You always think of the most wonderful projects and presentations. Will you blow a little of that to me here in Florida! THANKS! Gloria

  6. Just wonderful!
    I love that quilt.

  7. Isn't it a wonderful quilt! I'll be looking forward to your patterns and Thank You!! Merry Christmas!

  8. Can you tell me what book this is in

  9. This quilt has been on my list for a long time
    can't wait to see your version of it!

  10. What a glorious quilt. Thank you for sharing these patterns with us. I'm looking forward to joining in on the fun.

  11. What is the name of this quilt? And is it in a book somewhere?

  12. Sorry - Just read the Christmastide opening page and see how to find the quilt. It is beautiful!