Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Christmas Quilt Show!!!

Now here's some fun - a Christmas Quilt Show - over at SewCalGal - run over and have a look - I'll wait for you - there are lots of fun Christmas Quilts to see.

Mine is a wallhanging - I made 7 of these for family and friends one year - and yet I don't have one for myself. They are all hand appliqued and hand quilted, while the flying geese borders are paper pieced.








I used tiny, shiny red buttons for the holly berries . . .

And if you have a Christmas quilt - be sure and enter it - click the link at the top of this post - or the badge on the side bar to learn how to enter - and get chances at winning great prizes.

44 comments:

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous wall hanging. It ia a lovely combination of piecing and applique. Beautiful work!!

QuiltSue said...

You have made a lovely hanging. Your work is awesome.

karenfae said...

that is pretty - I have never seen this pattern
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

This is very very pretty. Your family had to be thrilled.
Teresa

Nina-Marie said...

Wow can't believe you made 7 of these - wow!!

Ariane said...

Wow!! It's beautiful!! I can't believe you made 7. Love it!

Caren Kristine said...

What a beautiful Christmas Goose!

Lisa M. said...

Very pretty! I admire your patience at making the same pattern several times. I'm sure your friends loved them.

Joanna said...

I ooh'd as soon as I saw your wall hanging. It's gorgeous. Are you willing to share the pattern source?

Carol said...

Gorgeous.

Deb Shucka said...

Such gorgeous work! I hope you win something wonderful. Keep us posted.

Fearless Nester said...

That is so pretty Jo, it has so much depth to it, beautiful! I popped over to that link for the other Christmas quilts and there is one lady that has such a fun idea, it's the one that says something about the ultimate practical Christmas tree, and IT IS! ~Lili

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Joanne, Your blog is coming in so small. I cannot read anything. Your end or mine? Jen

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi, Was my end, pushed a button by mistake. Computers, ugh. I have love that Christmas quilt since I saw it in your beautiful header.

Dawn said...

Just beautiful, the flying geese border is perfect :) So generous of you, I'm sure you made your family and friends happy!

Briarside Lane said...

Seven of these? It is just beautiful!

...Karen

Julie Fukuda said...

Best place in the world for a Canada goose and he is a fine festive fellow.

Stormy Days said...

That's beautiful! Thank you.

Lois said...

This is such a pretty wall hanging and what a wonderful gift to give. You did lovely work on this and it just looks like Christmas. Love Lois

Sandy said...

What a beautiful quilt....I love geese anyway and with the bold red, it is very striking!

Linda said...

Amazing! This is beautiful and all the little details make it even more wonderful.

andsewon said...

What a pretty Christmas quilt to make and give as gifts! Wow I am impressed you made SEVEN!!!

Hugs,
Lola

Nanbon44 said...

OH MY, I want one of your lovely geese... You are like me, you make things and give them away, then look around you own house and there is nothing that you made. But we bring smiles to others and that is what is important

Sunny said...

This is so pretty, Jo! I have never made a Christmas wall-hanging or quilt... but I would like to do a tree skirt for this year as we now have an artifical tree that I can leave up for more than a week without needles falling off.
Your projects are always so pretty!!

Roslyn said...

Lovely work & you did it seven times over!

Quiltbenaco said...

Immagino che ormai lim fai ad occhi chiusi!
Molto bello!
Ciao Domenica

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, man! That is so cute! I absolutely love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Teresa said...

7 Wow, there are beautiful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh wow Joann, it's beautiful. Love it.

Sabina said...

Hi Jo! Wish I knew how to make something like this - just beautiful!!

Linda said...

Beautiful applique!

Nancy Sue said...

I love the holly in the corners! Thank you for sharing your talent with us ! Very inspiring!

Lindabee said...

I love this wall hanging. Canada geese are dear to my heart, and this truly captures their beauty. Your bead holly berries are a great addition.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

A lot of techniques in your wall hanging. Beautiful!

Lee said...

Your work is beautful!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What beautiful applique! Good work!!!

Huisvlyt said...

That is very beautiful. Great job!
Elzaan

Dorothy said...

JoAnn, that is a beautiful wallhanging. I can't imagine making 7 of them! Such a generous gift.

SewCalGal said...

Canadian Geese are so very elegant. Love your Christmas Quilt. Absolutely spectacular. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, lady! Just dropping by to thank you for your comments today! I was a bit intimidated by a roast, but Eddie was a hard man to refuse.

I am still loving this quilt hanging. I thought about you yesterday. I bought a vintage crazy quilt (probably from the 40's or 50's), and most of the fabric appears to be silk (or silk ties). I put it up in the foyer for the Christmas Tour in honor of all of my quility friends. I was happy to take down what was there as I really didn't like it, and I love this. If you were closer, I would BEG to display one of yours (and then BEG to keep it)! LOL! So be glad you are safely on the other side of the country.

Have a great week...

xo,

Sheila :-)

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt(s). You must have been popular that Christmas!

Kim said...

Your wallhanging is beautiful!

Myra said...

Absolutely love this wall-quilt, and you made 7!?! Wow!

Ela said...

This is a gorgeous wall hanging. It ia a lovely combination of piecing and applique. Beautiful work!!