Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Quilt Show 2012

It's that wonderful time of year for the Christmas Quilt Show. This year it's being hosted by Michele at Quilting Tutorials


I call this Sunset Frolic and it's inspired by a pieced quilt I saw in a magazine years ago when I first started thinking about quilting. 

As a child I always thought the North Pole had to be the best place on earth, I mean come on, flying reindeer, singing elves making toys, Santa, who has to be the best boss ever, so here's my idea of what sunset at the North Pole looks like.

After piecing the batiks for the sky, I appliqued the reindeer and trees, then made the lace snowflakes to add a little dimension.

I free motion quilted more snowflakes scattered all over

The reindeer have scarves added (it's cold up there) and each scarf has a different pattern sewn on to it.

Santa's sleigh is parked to the side ready to be loaded on the big night.

This quilt was a lot of fun to make and decorate, I got to be creative with my free motion quilting and now I have one more wall hanging for Christmas decorating. 

Thanks so much to Michele for hosting this awesome show. You can link up until Nov. 30th. and jump over anytime to see lots of beauty and inspiration, grab a cup of hot cocoa before you go and you have a great way to unwind this time of year.

Later gators,
Dana

44 comments:

  1. ohhh I love this - its fun and the background is really lovely! But then again - I am partial to blue pieced backgrounds :)

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  2. Super cute wall hanging. I like your attention to the details too...like those scarves. This looks like it was even fun to play around with for the quilting. Great colors too.

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  3. I love this little quilt Dana! And you made the snowflakes - wish I knew crochet well enough to do those. The blue batiks are the perfect backdrop for the North Pole - you can conjur up the northern lights in those fabrics.

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  4. Oh, Dana, I love this. The red reindeer and the snowflakes are perfect.

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  5. I absolutely love it. Especially the Snowflakes. Elizabeth

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  6. Great combination of elements and techniques for a special piece.

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  7. This is really cute, and I love the snowflake touch!

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  8. love those snowflakes, they add awesome detail

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  9. You have a good imagination and a very cute quilt to share. Thanks!

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  10. I love it! It's so fun and bright.

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  11. Oh Dana I love your Flying Reindeers Christmas Quilt. Fun post. And, I'm with you that the North Pole must be a fun place. Your quilt depicts how I feel about the North Pole even today vs as a child. Love it!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  12. Great quilt! Love the snowflakes...croched and sewn and all details. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  13. This is just too adorable! I really love the quilted and the lace snowflakes. The reindeer are so happy. :D Don't you love these virtual quilt shows?

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  14. this is too cute! I love those reindeer! they look like they're having bunches of fun!

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  15. Love your quilt! The fabrics are gorgeous and are the perfect setting for your little reindeer!

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  16. Your reindeer and so sweet with the red scarves! Great detail, and I never tire of snowflakes; your's are beautiful. Beautiful!

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  17. Gorgeous little quilt. I love the quilts in your header too : )

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  18. Thanks for the closeup photos of this lovely quilt. All the details you added are special. I also enjoyed the magic of Christmas time when I was little. I'm sure I heard Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer on our rooftop one year.

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  19. Your quilt is gorgeous. I like the thought you have put into decorating and FMQ. This will look great in your home for Christmas.

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  20. That is very cute. I like the snowflake addition too.

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  21. Wow. Those little deer had to have been hard to cut out and to applique. Lovely.

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  22. Such great attention to detail. Love the stitching on the scarves!

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  23. Oh my... So wonderful! I love your pieced sky and all of the creative details in your quilt. It's a real work of art.

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  24. I love how you created the background for the reindeer ,very cute wall hanging !

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  25. SO NEAT,FUN+CHEERFUL TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  26. Love the blue batik sky! Beautiful work!

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  27. very sweet, I like what you did for the background

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  28. Great job! Thank you for sharing in the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show and good luck to you!

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