Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas Quilt Show

Hurray! It's time for SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show to begin. I'd like to share some small Christmas quilts I've made this year thanks to Quiltsue. She has been hosting a Christmas Quiltalong and that has prompted me to make an early start on Christmassy stitching.

First up is my Santa wallhanging. Here's a close up of the quilting:
This was made from a paper piecing pattern which I enlarged on my home printer/copier to double it's original size.

It's a fun project and I'd definitely recommend the pattern.

Next a preprinted panel which I thought would be a very quick project but took longer than I thought. I got carried away with the free motion quilting and did lots of stitching around the design and in the background.

I was so pleased with the result and this Quilt will take pride of place on the living room wall in December!

And finally my latest work in progress: Christmas Stars Runner:

This is another project using paper piecing alongside some quick pieced chequerboard strips. I used a star design I found in a French patchwork magazine and drew it in Electric Quilt. I then played around with block arrangements to make a design for the table runner.


You can download the EQ7 project by clicking here or by clicking on the Electric Quilt tab above. I'll add a picture of the finished thing as soon as it's done!



Please visit SewCal Gal to see the other quilt show entries:

45 comments:

  1. Your Santa wallhanging looks great. Love the design and the quilting! I saw your work on the panel in earlier posts and it's good to see the end result. That will look lovely at Christmas time. Looking forward to seeing the completed table runner!

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  2. I've seen both of these wallhangings for real, and they are more wonderful than they look in the pictures. I love them both, and would struggle to decide which I liked more!

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  3. Both are so cute! Love all the quilting on the panel...that is just one adorable quilt!

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  4. All three are just magical. Your quilting is beautiful.

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  5. I love all your projects. The first quilt is my favorite. Gorgeous!!!

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  6. Well done on all of them!! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern for the last one!! It is now on my 'to do' list! Take care!
    Paulette

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  7. I like the table runner...perfect for the holidays! And your quilt for the show is adorable. Very nice quilting...Great work!!

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  8. I love the Santa wallhanging. Don't you love paper piecing!

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  9. Love your wallhanging. It's very cheerful and sweet. I love the cold winter noses print. It's very charming.

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  10. Thank you for sharing your quilts; I really love that paper pieced Santa quilt! I haven't tried paper piecing yet, although I do have a couple of patterns.

    Great job!

    SheilaC

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  11. Love the Santa's~ how fun! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I like them all. My favorite is the Santas and trees, I've never done paper piecing but maybe it's time to try. Thanks.

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  13. cute patterns.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  14. Fabulous projects. I love the star runner

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  15. Love your Santa wallhanging.

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  16. All of your projects look marvelous.

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  17. They are all cute - and you did an excellent job on them.

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  18. Really cute patterns...I enjoy paper piecing once in awhile!

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  19. I love all of these! But especially the trees and the Santa.

    ...Karen

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  20. You've got a real jump on Christmas! Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. You are definitely going to be ready for Chrismas decorating. I love the wall hanging. Love Lois

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  22. Those are really cute! Very festive!

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  23. Oh my goodness I love them all! Wonderful quilting on that cute panel as well..awesome!
    Your home will be very festive this season!
    Lola

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  24. Beautiful. I especially love Cold Winter Noses!

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  25. I like them all...but the Star Checkerborad table runner is my favorite!

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  26. So Cute, make christmas fun!

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  27. I especially love the "cold winter noses" one. Anything that has snowmen on it, I just adore.
    If you get a chance you can enter any two of these project at my sewing challenge blog, here at Paula's Sewing Challenges, for a chance to win a little something, something.
    Hope to see you there soon.

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  28. I love them all. Great quilting. Great designs, I especially like the table runner.

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  29. OH WOW!! Love them all but my favorite has to be the noses!! :)

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  30. All three projects are wonderful! Good work!!

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  31. I especially like your runner!

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  32. These Christmas quilts are wonderful! So cute...love the Santas!

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  33. I love your paper piecing one! Your entries are really great! Cannot wait to see your table runner, a wonderful design! Did I mention the quilting... fabulous!

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  34. Too cute! I have some Cold Winter Noses fabric that I will have to dig out. Great job.

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  35. Oh you have been busy. I love all your Christmas quilts. Just delightful. I want to come celebrate Christmas at your house....

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the little droop in Santa's hat and the kissing noses. You sure have been busy! Thank you for sharing them with us!
    nsue21720 at gmail dot com

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  37. Those are very cute and playful quilts. Thanks for sharing.
    Elzaan

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  38. Fun quilts - love the trees and stars!

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  39. Love your Santa wallhanging. Very cute!

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  40. Love both of your projects. They are beautiful.

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