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Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Show


You can always tell when Christmas is right around the corner... as Darlene at SewCalgal hosts her annual Christmas Quilt Show. If you are a quilter you can enter your Holiday Quilt, If you don't have a quilt ready, you can still enjoy the show and see what all these talented quilter's have entered.  I try never to miss entering one of SewCalgal's show, as I am kind of new to quilting and most of the quilts I make are for my Charity Group, they go to nursing homes, ill children and a abuse center.  Now while these people love the quilts I make, I am not one of the extremely talented quilter's who enter the Big Quilt Shows, I will never be that talented to have my quilts in one of those shows. So by entering my quilts in SewCalgal's shows, I feel like I am one of those special quilters.

This year I almost missed my entry in the Christmas Show as I have 18 quilts in the process for my charity group.. You see I not only quilt the tops I make, but there is a lady in WA State that makes tops and sends to me to quilt and our Children's quilt maker had a medical problem and she wasn't able to finish the quilts she started so I had her send those quilts to me as well.  All these things meant more time being spent on the charity group, less time for other quilts..
Then one day while checking out SewCalgal's site I realized that the Christmas show was fast approaching, and I had to get something made to enter as this is my chance to show my work. I had planned a Christmas quilt but there wasn't enough time to make the planned one, so into the sewing room I went. I opened the dressers and pull some holiday fabrics, grabbed my Accuquilt GO cutter and dies and I did a design as you go type quilted wall hanging. When that one was finished I found a Christmas panel in my Christmas fabrics and quilted it for my Mother In Law as well as another Christmas table runner like I made her last year. 
So without further ado  here is my entry in this year's SewCalgal's Christmas Show, I hope you like them...
Don't forget to visit all the other quilts that are entered in the show.

My Christmas Tree made with Accuquilt Feathers Die and Star Die
hand cut applique banner is embroidered using Brother machine and Brother Alphabet card
background is done with tight meandering quilting on Bailey's 15" quilting machine




My Christmas Panel,  free motion quilting using invisible thread



A holiday table runner made for MIL, Quilted using Janome Embroidery Machine Quilt Designs,


Well, that's my Christmas Quilt Entries in this years show, hope you enjoyed visiting my Blog  # 19 on the list
Watch this site in the next few weeks for all the charity quilts to be posted.

For those of you wondering, YES my Christmas tree is up, it went up Thanksgiving day.  Most of the grand kids were here and they decorated it for me, of course the Moms had to do some rearranging as we had clusters or ornaments in places.


Happy Holidays.

55 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Lovely pieces, but I really like the little teardrop tree...sweet

Snoodles said...

Love all three of your projects! You certainly do get a lot done...this is such fun to see everyone's Christmas finery. Gettin' in the mood! :)

Joanna said...

If you were aiming for an A+ you'd get it from me. The tree using the feather die is so nice. I love the panel, and I'm sure your MIL loves the runner. Beautiful quilting on it.

Michele Hester said...

Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

Sandy said...

Love the tree! What a wonderful use for a feather shape.=)

Belinda said...

How festive!! Lovely work.

ga447 said...

I don't know how you do it but it is appreciated. You have 18 tops to quilt.

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing :)

Marjorie said...

You have been very busy - beautiful keepsakes for everyone.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Your quilts are both beautiful and I love the table runner. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Hugs...

Sandra Kaye said...

I love those pre printed panels. I try and find a new one every year to hand stitch!! Hugs

MooseStash Quilting said...

I have that feather dye. Guess I should dust it off and give it a try. Your quilt is very cool!

tink's mom said...

So pretty. thank you.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovelies. Just a delight, love panels for holiday decor and this is beautiful.

Mishka said...

Your Christmas tree is so cute!

Sue Daurio said...

That tree is so pretty!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your creations are putting me in the festive mood!

Carolyn

Mrs.Pickles said...

Very nice!!

Julimond said...

all your works look so great.
Iris

Sue said...

Just love your quilts ! Thanks for sharing !

Wilma NC said...

Very pretty!! I love all things Christmas.

Carrie P. said...

great entries in the show. love the way you used the cutter to make the tree.

maggie said...

They are all lovely entries, but the tree is so unique! Good job!

maggie said...

All of your entries are lovely but I think the tree is so unique! Great job.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts!!

Lesley said...

Beautiful entries...I really love the tree!

Nanbon44 said...

Wonderful entries - thanks for sharing. I especially love your "off the cuff" Christmas Tree banner!

from Janet, I accidentally deleted her comment...

Karen said...

Your work looks lovely. I am very impressed with the tree made with your Go! Great quilts.

LynCC said...

That tree is so sweet. :D

Teresa said...

Beautiful Christmas work

Teresa said...

Beautiful Christmas work

nima said...

wow...gorgeous quilts

Cheryl said...

I'm learning free motion quilting. Loved seeing yours, very nice!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your work is fantastic. I love the tree!

QuiltSue said...

The tree quilt is just stunning.

Linda in Calif. said...

We talked about getting the tree Thanksgiving day - but didn't and we still don't have it. But I'm getting in the mood seeing yours! How fun to have everyone help, even with the rearranging. Love your quilts, especially the tree! Very unique.

Kristen said...

I really like your quilt you designed with your GO! What a great way to use the feathers.

Christine M said...

I love your Christmas tree quilt.

Jen said...

Great work! The applique is particularly striking. It looks perfect from where I'm sitting :)

stichnRN said...

wish i had that table runner in MY table this year. love it

Nancy said...

Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

Judi said...

Nice work! Love the shapes you used for the tree.

Becky said...

Thanks so much for sharing your quilts with us! Happy Holidays!

Michele said...

Love the projects :-) Very festive!

Kelli said...

Beautiful Christmas quilts!! :o)

Heather said...

What a fun little tree quilt.

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilts! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

Laurel said...

i really like the use of the feathers in the tree!

Rachel said...

Pretty quilts. I love the sweet little tree!

KOcanQuilt said...

Love your free style tree using your Go! Baby. Very nice, and I think you are a great quilter.

Sally said...

All of your quilts are very nice. Thanks for sharing them will us.
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Dee said...

Bonnie, love the 'feather tree' but also that panel. You did a super job!!! (As always!!)

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Such nice work and such a great addition to the holiday season!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Came across your blog thru the Christmas Quilt Show, and we are almost neighbors.....I live in Panama City. I also use a brother to do my piecing and embroidery too.

Marsha said...

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