November 28, 2011

Christmas Quilt Show!!

Darlene, over at SewCalGal is hosting the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show!

Hurry over and link up your blog with a post showcasing one of your favorite Christmas quilts... or more than one if you are feeling quiet Christmasy!

The first quilt I am showing was made for a friend of mine in Maine.  I participated in a Secret Santa Stocking Swap on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Forum and drew Margot's name.  I had started this quilt for a friend who was having a baby and once I got it pieced, I saw it was too small for a child.  So when I joined the Stocking Swap I knew I would use it for whomever's name I drew!  The original kit had appliqued snowmen for each square but I chose to machine quilt Christmas words in each of the open squares.  Margot really liked it, in fact, I was at a quilting retreat with her on the 17th of this month in Alabama and I asked her about the quilt.  She said she never took it down after Christmas was over last year! :)



These next quilt tops are "in-process" for my grandchildren.  I actually started them last year but did not get them completed.  They have grown a mile so I guess this year they will need an additional border!  better get them finished while the finishing is good!!  acckk!!


This is a quilt I made for my oldest granddaughter on her first Christmas in 2003. She now has a sister so I am thinking I may do her one too! 


And last but not least... This may not be a quilt but I wanted to share them too!  Back in the 90's I made a ton of these Reindeer dolls!  This set went to my beautician, nancy Smith.  As you can see they are about as big as her 2 year old daughter!  I always enjoyed making these babies!  Their clothes and all are handmade and they wear real shoes and socks!


SO!! What are you waiting for?? Head on over to SewCalGal's 2011 Christmas Quilt Show and get your link on!

53 comments:

Barb said...

I love your slieigh...all your quilts are just soooo fun and Chrismtsy!

Sandy said...

I love every one of those! The embroidery one is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.=)

Needled Mom said...

Your quilts are gorgeous - especially the sleigh quilt.

Nanbon44 said...

great quilts

Joanna said...

I would have left that quilt up all year, too. Pretty quilts, all of them.

Michele Hester said...

Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

Beth said...

Love the snowman. He is way too cute. You are so prolific and Christmasy! Thank you for sharing.

QuiltSue said...

I love the snowman quilt especially, and your reindeer family are great fun.

Belinda said...

The reindeer are fun!! You do great work!

Barbara said...

Absolutely precious. Oh, and I like the quilts too!

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful creations! I especially like the reindeer quilts :)

Snoodles said...

Gorgeous quilts, and your reindeer are so much fun!

Marjorie said...

Fun quilts - my favorite is the snowman.

Stitched With Prayer said...

All of your quilts are wonderful! I'm so glad to see so many stitchery quilts this year. They have become a favorite for me since I first discovered them when I need something creative to do while I recovered from surgery last year. Yours is beautiful. Hugs...

Sandra Kaye said...

Just adorable!! Love all your quilts and dolls too! And grandbaby!! so cute!! Hugs

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love your quilt, no wonder you friend never took it down. Now I have to say, for a moment, I thought the reindeer were the ones I have in my Christmas box. I believe we have a set of identical twins. Must have been separated at birth!! :-) I made many of them myself, and sold them in craft shows for years! They are still my favorites!

tink's mom said...

Love your quilts but the stuffed reindeer have stolen my heart. Thanks for sharing.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love all your shared projects - and the reindeer are just perfect whimsy for the holiday!

Mishka said...

Thearica, love the quilts, especially the ones you are making for your grandkids are adorable.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Such eye catching eye candy!

Carolyn

Teresa said...

Great work

Sue Daurio said...

so many cute things!! That last picture with the little girl and the reindeer dolls just warmed my heart!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great quilts! My mom just finished the reindeer one too...small world..lol

Julimond said...

you are very busy.
i like the first one most.

Wilma NC said...

Cute! I love all things Christmas.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, what great entries you have in the show. All are so nice.

maggie said...

I love all of your projects but that first one is just so festive! Good job!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Your quilts are beautiful!

Lesley said...

Beautiful quilts. Love the embroidered words!

Lesley said...

Your quilts are beautiful. Love the embroidered words!

Janet said...

Wonderful quilts! And the reindeer dolls! I love them. I think I need to make some of them.....

Karen said...

This is a wonderful collection of Christmas projects. They look great!

Quiltbenaco said...

Favoloso!
Ciao

LynCC said...

These are all so wonderful! LOVE the two you're working on right now!

nima said...

wow...lovely

Cheryl said...

The redwork is my favforite and the reds in the quilt are perfect.

Nancy said...

I like the little doll in the middle.

Jen said...

Super cute! I love the idea of machine quilting the words. it looks lovely!

Christine M said...

Everything is just lovely.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Love your Xmas quilts. The reindeer one is really cute and christmacy.

stichnRN said...

i love your quilts. BEAUTIFUL WORK

Mary said...

I like the words quilted in, too!

Judi said...

Those reindeer are so cute!

Becky said...

I so enjoyed your quilt show. Love the ones you are working on for your grandkids. The Reindeer dolls are too cute. Happy Holidays!

Michele said...

Great projects :-) Fun reindeer!

SewCalGal said...

What fun Christmas quilts. They are all lovely.

Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show and helping to make this event such fun.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Heather said...

How fun. Hope you are able to finish the works in progress, they are great.

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

Laurel said...

that first one is gorgeous - definitely beautiful...

Rachel said...

These are all beautiful. I love the reindeer quilt!

KOcanQuilt said...

So many nice Christmas quilt. If I had received the one with the words on it, it would still be up for me also!

Sally said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts. Your entry is very pretty.
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╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

How fun! Was it difficult to make the scalloped section?