Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sew Cal Gal's Christmas Quilt Show

It's time for SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show. My entry this years is a quilt I made in 2002 while we were still living in Northwest Montana. It is a Debbie Mumm pattern. The original pattern featured much smaller blocks and was intended to leave as raw edge applique. I just can't seem to do that so I enlarged the pattern and used hand guided machine applique. It was a fun, happy quilt to make. I hope you enjoy it!
Here are some close-ups of the blocks. All pictures are clickable.



 I hang this quilt in the front entry with some of the other Christmas quilts I have made over the years. I find myself hating to take them down at the end of the season.
 If you would like to see more Christmas quilt go here. Thank you very much SewCalGal for sponsoring this show!

36 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love your christmas quilts.
I want to make a fun one, but so far no good patterns around here.

Debbie

Vicki ♥ said...

Your quilts are lovely :) Lots of work in them.

Regina said...

Those are gorgeous! I wish I could do that!

Teresa said...

It's one of my favorites!!

Carol said...

Ow what a gorgeous display.

Your santas are fabulous.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You did a fabulous job on this wall hanging Jill! I can see why you don't want to take it down at the end of the season.

Lisa M. said...

I would hate to take them down too! Love Santas on a quilt and yours is sooo cute! Nice job!

Sharon said...

LOVE your Christmas quilts! Such a nice collection, I bet you do hate to take them down. Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

karenfae said...

I really like all the detail in this quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Briarside Lane said...

A wonderful collection on your wall! It would be hard to take those down after the holidays.

Your feature quilt is just lovely!

...Karen

Karen said...

What beautiful applique! This quilt is gorgeous. Your display in your entry area is stunning. Such a wonderful welcome for your guests!!

Ariane said...

All your Christmas quilts are gorgeous!!! I love them. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Lois said...

What a talented quilter you are. I am so glad there were close ups to see. This is lovely and I can see why you would not want to take them down. Thank you. Love Lois

Linda said...

Wow! Just beautiful! And such wonderful workmanship!

Joanna said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to put them away. They are so pretty. The one you showcased is a beauty.

QuiltSue said...

The quilt is just stunning. It must have taken you a very, very long time to make it. I love it.

Nanbon44 said...

I can not get over how amazing your work is. I can see why you don't want to take them down, they are truly works of art, thank you so much for sharing

Micki said...

I love Santa and that one is just stunning!
Micki

Quiltbenaco said...

Stupenda, mi piacciono tutti i blocchi!
Grazie
Ciao Domenica

Nancy Sue said...

What a wonderful collection! Thank you for showing another side of dear Santa!

Nina-Marie said...

What a lovely display these make. I really love all the different blocks with Santa - reminds me of my dad going through his chores !!!

Denise in PA said...

Wow, what a collection you have! Beautiful! And the one looks a bit similar in style to the one I showed - how about that! I can't believe the first applique quilt you featured was supposed to be smaller! That's very intricate applique - you did a fantastic job! Thanks for stopping by to see my Christmas quilt also!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohhh those are all so wonderful.

Kim said...

Now that is a beautiful Christmasy entrance.....what a great idea to group them for more impact....I bet it feels bare after the holidays!
Debby Mumm does the sweetest patterns!

Happy sewing

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Cute quilts! What detail!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

I love all of your Christmas quilts.They are lovely.

Jen said...

Wow! So gorgeous! I can't believe all the work that went into that! That quilt is so impressive. I love the picture of your Christmas quilts all grouped together. Hopefully one day I can get a collection like that! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

Ohh this is so adorable and very cute. You did an excellent job on the applique stitching. Where are you from in Montana. I am from Great Falls. Live in Vancouver Washington. Sure do miss Montana.
You can also enter this in my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, and you could win a little something, something.
Hope to see you there soon.

Kim said...

This pattern is so cute. Your quilt is adorable.

Becky said...

Your Christmas quilts are absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love how you display all your Christmas quilts in your entryway. Happy Holidays!

Roslyn said...

Wow that is a lot of lovely applique!

Kate said...

Great quilt. The Santas are all so cool. Thanks for sharing

Ivory Spring said...

I just swooned looking at your Christmas quilts.

SueR said...

The detail in the santa sampler is really quite something. And all the satin stitching--so much work, and so beautiful!

Myra said...

This is a wonderful Santa quilt! Absolutely love it!! And wow! What a great display of Christmas wall-quilts you've got there!!! Thanks so much for sharing them! 8-)

Solstitches said...

The Santa quilt is just delightful.
No wonder you are reluctant to take it down when the festivities are over.
You do the most beautiful work and are such an inspiration.

Margaret