The next two quilts are Christmas fare. "Sleigh Ride" conveys the Victorian era with a sense they are out for neighborly visits after church, in the snow. One can almost hear the sleigh bells along with the gaiety and excitement in their voices.
The bottom quilt is one of my favorites because of the beautiful Cardinals, my favorite bird, being St. Louis born. I have heard when you see a cardinal in your yard it is a visit from heaven, for me this true. My dad, the ultimate Cardinal fan, watches the games from a heavenly bird's eye view but I am quite sure he has his ear tuned to KMOX radio. There is a little quip that goes... Little boy cardinal to father..."Dad, what's a losing season?" Dad wisely replies," I don't know, son, we're cardinals." This quit is a big hit with me.
The quilts were fairly quick to piece and the two Christmas quilts had similar construction with the panel borders and square in a square technique. The Cardinal Rule also has mitered corners..very effective. All kits are available at my favorite quilt shop, stitch-n-frame.net Perhaps one of these quilts will evoke fond memories and emotions for you.