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:

Nina Marie said...

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

Debbie said...

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.

Quilting Babcia said...

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.

LethargicLass said...

what a fun quilt!

Barbara said...

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

whistlebet57 said...

I absolutely love it. Especially the Snowflakes. Elizabeth

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great combination of elements and techniques for a special piece.

CJ Tinkle said...

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

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love those snowflakes, they add awesome detail

Barb said...

Love it!!

Mary said...

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

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

This is just too cute...love it

Belinda said...

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

knitnoid said...

What a cute idea.

SewCalGal said...

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

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

So sweet - love the snowflakes!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Fantastic! I love the snowflakes

Eileen said...

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

LynCC said...

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?

Nanbon44 said...

love the quilt so fun

Shannon said...

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

Lesley said...

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

Leslie McNeil said...

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

Carla said...

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

Vivian said...

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.

Karen said...

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

Needled Mom said...

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

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Fun quilt!

Hilachas said...

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

Eunique said...

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

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow......just beautiful!

Eileen said...

Beautiful!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

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.

Patricia said...

What a fun quilt!

Christine M said...

I love it!

Sheila said...

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

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

This quilt is just so much fun.

Linda said...

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

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Amy said...

Love the blue batik sky! Beautiful work!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

very sweet, I like what you did for the background

shez said...

Dana very nice,well done.xx

thread189 said...

liked use of the Go Cutter!

Michele Hester said...

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

traceyjay said...

this is SO cute! Love it!