What an exciting week for quilters and those who love quilts! From November 28-December 2, Darlene, at Sew Cal Gal is hosting a Christmas Quilt Show! Anyone can enter a Christmas or Winter-themed quilt. If you're interested, all you have to do is take a picture of your treasure(s) and post on your blog this week. For more specific rules, check out Darlene's blog...the more the merrier! It's pretty amazing when you can submit a quilt and attend a quilt show while still in your jammies and at any time of the day. Especially perfect for women of a certain age who don't sleep much...chuckle, chuckle!
It was a tough decision for me as to decide what to submit. I do love Christmas and have lots of quilted items that come out of hiding for the month of December. I eventually narrowed my list down to two of my favorites.
Jolly Days, a Santa wall hanging sewn with a combination of cottons, brushed cottons, homespun checks and plaids, and wool. Many of my blogging friends will appreciate that I used wool in the project and it may be time to use more since it's a very forgiving fabric! Machine applique and a little hand quilting completes the project.
|A little close-up. I love Santa!|
|Don't you just love his mittens?|
My second entry for the show is Christmas Cheer.
Whimsicals. The pattern actually called for painting on the letters, but I chose to use fusible applique. I did some machine applique and hand quilting to put my own slant on it.
So there you have it. Just a couple of projects to enter this year. Maybe next year I'll have a full-size quilt to show! I've already peeked at some of the entries, and there are some beautiful larger quilts that would sure look nice on the bed next Christmas!
The entries are already pouring in to Darlene's site and you'll fine lots of stunning quilts there to admire and be inspired by! On her site, you'll see a listing of all the entries and all you have to do is click on a name and you'll be taken immediately to that person's blog to see their Christmas or Winter entries.
You can even get a little more involved 'cause there is voting for a Viewer's Choice Award on Saturday and Sunday. Darlene has more specifics about this, but essentially, you look, you choose your favorite, and you leave a comment. So you can be a quilt judge! How neat is that? So don't delay...hop on over to SewCalGal and start the show!
Thanks for dropping by. It's a great day for quilting!
Cheers and Hugs,