This is another challenge from Victoria at 15 Minutes Play. It is 22" x 24". To read more about how I made it, head to this page. If you scroll through the site, you will see some other very wonderful pieces made in this challenge.
This is a start from another 15 Minute challenge from a year ago. I pulled it out again and changed out the center. I am loving the Santa. He looks like he is thinking hard, so I may have to add some embroidered thoughts in the green space. I will be adding more made fabric to the top and the bottom. It will be a wall hanging when done.
This is my favorite piece. I saw this wall hanging on a blog a long while ago. I fell in love with it, so I asked about the pattern. I was told it was an old pattern by Betty Alderman Designs called Old St. Nick. I collect Santa's, so I went on a quest to find it. I was able to purchase it on Ebay, and finally found the right fabrics for it this year. In the original pattern, the bag is made of patchwork. I had this paisley I just had to use. The original pattern also has stars in the borders and on the Santa. I am not sure I will add those. I haven't quilted it yet, or done the machine applique stitches, but I am so excited about getting it this far, I just had to share.
To all of you who celebrate holidays this season, I wish you all the best and joyous of days.
Joyful quilting, everyone.