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Thursday, December 22, 2011

My Christmas Baltimore Album

By: Karen Goad

My one and only Christmas Quit – I started to make this quilt three years ago and got it hand quilted for Christmas last year. I don’t have a wall long enough to show off the bottom border. The pattern is designed by Connie Sue Haidle.

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With the bottom border. The whole quilt is needle turn applique and hand quilted. Except the sashing of course.

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A close up from when I was quilting it.

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One of the blocks

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Part of a border. I used Request loft Quilters Dream 100% cotton batting – I love the shrinkage it gives – such a crinkly look.

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Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah to all

16 comments:

  1. It is a beauty!
    It is almost a shame to display only at the holidays!

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  2. thanks Donna -
    Tim I put it up last year and this year a week before Thanksgiving and plan to have it out until New Years day or so to at least get some use out of it, but there you go - Christmas quilts normally just get used at Christmas time.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt. I bet this quilt makes your holiday even more special now!

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  4. What a gorgeous quilt Karen, it's so beautifully quilted.

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  5. thank you Janet and Audrey. I really enjoyed working on this one even though it took such awhile to do it.
    Karen

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  6. Wow Karen, this is really gorgeous!

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  7. This is a gorgeous quilt and your stitches are just beautiful!

    Merry Christmas!

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  8. I am on the road collecting red and green fabrics for a traditional red and green applique quilt to be started next year. This quilt is so inspiring! Very festive!

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  9. thank you everyone - it was a delight to make this quilt thanks for the compliments

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  10. It is lovely - well done!
    Best wishes for the holidays and the new year,
    Berit in Norway

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  11. I watched your progress on this as you quilted it... it's one of my favorite quilts, and I'm so happy to see it on this blog! It's gorgeous!

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  12. That quilt is exquisite! I love Connie Sue's patterns; you did an awesome job on it. Congrats.

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