Tuesday, December 15, 2009

...........Favorite Christmas Quilt

Insights from Sew Cal Gal is hosting a virtual Christmas Quilt show open to anyone who has quilted a sewing item that they would like to have included in the show.  It is always so much fun to visit other quilters and see what inspires them and what they have created.  Be sure to visit her site and then go and visit the other quilters to see what they have done.  You are definitely going to find inspiration in all of the gorgeous work.  Also.....if anyone wants to add a quilt to the show, please do so.  I would love to visit all of yours as well.

My contribution is something that I have posted before, but I absolutely loved the project and I love displaying them each year.  The grandchildren love seeing them come out of the cedar chest.

It is my Skating Santa and Mr. Snowman quilt pair.  They are done on a fusible grid, much like the watercolor quilts.  It was the first time that I had done that technique and I loved the way they turned out.  I believe the pattern was from Keepsake Quilting several years ago.  They can be used for table runners, wall hangings or, in my case, draped on the floor under the Christmas tree.  I have also used them draped across the back of the sofa which looks adorable as well.

I keep telling myself that I do not NEED any new Christmas items, but I find myself loving to make Christmas pieces.  Can anyone ever have too many?????

22 comments:

Caryn said...

Your snowman and santa are adorable - and NO, we can't ever have too many!

Pat said...

I just LOVE the skating snowman and Santa......I wonder if the patterns are still being made? Maybe I'll do a search and see if I can find them. I can understand why the grandkids enjoy seeing them each year!

boysmum2 said...

They are adorable and like others before me....No you can never have too much Christmas stuff

Dawn said...

So cute! I have never done any quilting except the Cathedral Window pillows I used to make "back in the day!"

Poppyprint said...

I've never seen those before - so adorable!!!!

palmtreefanatic said...

wow! those are amazing!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh lala, I love that...so cute

SmilingSally said...

I like to make new things because the older items get worn and faded with time. This way, there's always something fresh to admire while I love and remember the treasured pieces.

Michelle said...

Aren't those cute!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

OMG...partial to the snowman for sure! I remember seeing those patterns a few years ago...you did a fantastic job!!

Maria said...

Love your snowman and santa!Can't have enough chrissy things.
Night I am off to bed.

Marge Gordon said...

We ALWAYS need more Christmas stuff! CUTE!
Marge
Delaware Quilts

Obe's said...

Wow that's original I love the skating Santa's.
Nope you can never ever have enough Christmas stuff, I have so much my hubby complains but I keep finding treasures and taking them home !!
Diane

andsewon said...

Love 'em!!!!!
Great job!!
Hugs,
Lola

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

OMGosh -- those are A-DOR-ABLE! I'll have to check with them to see if I can get the patterns! So, so cute!

Myra said...

They are simply adorable! Love them! 8-)

Cynthia said...

So cute!

QuiltSue said...

These are such fun. I absolutely love them

Notjustnat said...

Very cute, thanks for sharing - Hugs Nat

SheilaC said...

Those guys are adorable!!

Thank you for sharing

SheilaC

SewCalGal said...

Very cute. Just make me chuckle! Thanks for sharing in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. Random drawing for prizes tomorrow (December 25th). Still time to get an extra point by voting for your favorite quilt (Viewer's Choice). You need not have a quilt in the show to vote and get a chance to win a prize either!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These are just SO CUTE! Merry Christmas!