Monday, December 4, 2017
Christmas quilts --- from prior years
Santa on vacation... I titled it "Wish you were here!"
I cut all components free hand with no patterns. The shirt was printed on a tropical fabric. It's small but there are always little places for a display...
Santa is cavorting on the beach with Prancer who is wearing a life preserver, Santa is resting under a 3-D palm tree, holding a Mai Tai, and has sunburned knees! I grew up in Florida and saw many snowbirds with white skin, and red sunburns over the holidays!!
The other little quilt was a purchased embroidery. I set it simply and quilted hills of snow into it. A little embroidered fabric is tempting, but then you need to figure out how to quilt around embroidery. It reminds me that one doesn't always have to choose to be good... Milo has taken that to heart!
The borders were my idea, and have couched brightly colored chenille yarn, and lots of sparkly threads.
I made this runner last year I think. It's done with a pretty border print and 60 degree triangles.
I love to see my older quilts come out of hiding. There are more Christmas quilts including bed quilts of Hunter Stars and others with applique or row by row designs. Our home is so small I just have stored them without being able to bring them out each year because they were "stored"
Now they have to be transported out West.
Have I mentioned I have more than 200 quilts?
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