Quilt Top by Me, Hand Quilted by my Mother, Doll crocheted by my Mother

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.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Another Dolly Mama is Done

Finished yet another Lovely Dolly Mama...  of course I just had to stitch the Quilting Dolly Mama.... Now on to Counted Cross Stitch Mama... oh and if you are wondering just where I got the Quilting, Counted Cross Stitch and Crafting Queen Dolly Mama that I am now working on... would you believe MY HUBBY bought them for me... He always comments how ugly my Dolly Mama's are and yet he bought me these on his own...

Make sure to stop back tomorrow to see my entries in this years Christmas Quilt Show... I did manage to take a few moments away from my charity quilt work to get my entries made.... They  are not quite what I had planned on entering, but time got away from me and I had to come up with something in a hurry..

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Show is coming

Darlene over at SewCalGal blogsite is getting into the holiday spirit. She is making her list and checking it twice to make sure things are ready for the Christmas Quilt Show.   If you look on the right side of this blog you will see the show's tag, between November 28th and December 2nd, just click on the tag for a magical ride to a wonderland of quilts.  If you just want to take a look see, well you have to wait till  November 28th for the show to open.  So get busy ladies if you have a Quilt ready take your pictures, if you are thinking about entering the show, well then you just need to get the sewing machine humming and get that quilt finished.  I can't wait to see what you all enter... See ya at the show.