Friday, December 21, 2012

Finally, some Christmas quilt tops!

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.