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Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Quilt






Last year I decided I would make a quilt for Christmas each year. this is last years quilt.






I made the top with one of those printed panels that normally get made into pillows. I collect Santas so this fabric was perfect. I made sashing in a darting minnows pattern using some of the panel fabric and adding the red and white. The hand quilting was done with dark red thread. I did a lot of quilting on this one!


I outlined all the Santa figures and did outline quilting by the piece in the sashing.



I added stars to the white pieces


And quilted in Christmas 2010 on the border.





It is a full sized quilt but looks good on a chair as well

Teddy likes it






This years quilt is quite a bit simpler. An antique top that I hand quilted





I'm starting to think about next year already. I am thinking of a poinsettia applique



Happy Quilting



Tim

10 comments:

  1. Your quilts are really marvellous and the hand quilting is outstanding! But as we all know: quilting makes the quilt! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. They're both fabulous quilts. I love the setting for the Santa one and the quilting is sensational. Red and green quilts are my favourites and I love that you made the antique top into a quilt.

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  3. P.S I forgot to mention how gorgeous Teddy is too, how remiss of me.

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  4. Thanks Janet
    They were both fun to make in different ways. The first on took a lot of planning and thought, which was fun. The antique was simply quilting and very little thought, both great fun.
    Teddy is just the right color for a red and green quilt and such a great sport for allowing me to use him as a prop for photos!

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  5. Gorgeous quilts! You can do a lot with little panels of fabric!

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  6. great job on those quilts Tim - I can see taking them out for the holidays years to come.
    Karen

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  7. I love the Christmas quilts, both of them. Your hand quilting looks wonderful. I can't wait to see what you have in mind for next year! Merry Christmas!

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  8. Tim, Great Christmas quilts. I really love the Santa one! Your quilting on it is awesome. Teddy is very cute, I have a black schnauzer named Max that loves quilts too!

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  9. Love your quilts. The hand quilting is absolutely beautiful as usual.:)

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  10. Very beautiful quilt, Tim. Your hand quilting is quite beautiful!

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