Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sew Cal's Christmas Quilt Show 2010

After reading Pat's post, I decided to enter Sew Cal's Christmas Quilt Show.   Click the button on my sidebar to get more details, look at some great quilts, and think about entering one of your quilts.

This is the first large applique project that I attempted.  It was in 2004, and I also tried my hand at free motion quilting for the first time.  The real kicker is that I made four of these - one for each of my girls.  Each one is different in the fabrics used, and I left enough room to add the names of new family members on Santa's list.







This is a sampler quilt made out of Christmas fabrics, and was made as  Christmas gift for daughter Kristin.  I love to do sampler quilts by hand piecing, and this was a lot of fun.


And here's another entry - a penguin quilt.  I had so much fun designing "clothes" for my basic penguins.  It was a gift for granddaughter Krissy, and she loved it.












I'm not sure if this qualifies as a Christmas quilt, but this is a train quilt I made for Krissy.  I had hosted a swap of licensed cartoon character fabrics, and used them for the engineer for this quilt.  There is Dora and Diego, Pooh and Piglet, Snoopy and Scooby Doo.  It was so much fun.

Sew Cal Gal is offering some great prizes for the winners, so hurry over there and enter.

26 comments:

karenfae said...

love all the quilts -
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Teresa Felgueiras said...

You must be proud, your quilts are all fantastic. Great job.

Carol said...

They are all pretty. I like the sampler quilt done in the festive colors.

Pat said...

GREAT quilts (I'm a penguin-lover!!!) and what a super idea to leave room on Santa's list for new babies as they are born!!! Wonderful work, Linda!

Linda said...

Wow! They are all so impressive. I love them all!!

Quiltbenaco said...

Tutti belli i tuoi lavori!
Grazie
Ciao Domenica

Lisa M. said...

All of your quilts are beautiful! I am partial to ones with Santa on them :-) Thank you for sharing them with us.

Lois said...

How cute. Love the little train one and I also like Santa, I could not pick favorite. These are all neat quilts. Love Lois

Nanbon44 said...

WOW is all I can say, your quilts are wonderful...Really like the Santa and so neat to leave room for new members

Becky said...

Love that you have your family names on Santa's list. Great quilts! Love the train quilt and yes, trains are so a part of Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy Sue said...

My 3 yr old son went "bananas" when he saw your Christmas train quilt. Then he went Bananas squared, when I scrolled up to show him the penquins. I'm bananas over the top two quilts. Fabulous!Thank you for taking the time to share them with us (no matter what our age group!)

Joanna said...

I loved the first quilt with Santa's list, then scrolled down and saw the train quilt which I love. All of them are great.

Paula said...

Linda, all of your quilts are just great. I so especially love the penguin quilt. All penguins are so adorable.
You should it into my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, and you could win a little something, something. Hope to see you there soon.

Poula said...

OHHH such a cute penguin quilt. Love it.

Karen said...

This is a lovely collection of quitls. I love the Santa applique and the idea of being able to add new names to the list.
lovely work!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh so many quilts - love the Santa with a list - and of course the trains - so cute.

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilts!! And crograts on the grandson, very handsome. Looking at your Thanksgiving table has made me hungry for Turkey!!

Denise in PA said...

Your quilts are all so cute! I particularly love the first one - can't believe you made 4 of them! It is very sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by to see my Christmas quilt!

SheilaC said...

Your penguins are adorable!

SheilaC

Nina-Marie said...

wow - they are all great but I really like the trains. They look so fun and festive!!!

Kim said...

Congratulations on your new beautiful grandson Jacob!
Your quilts are lots of fun and I can see they are made with love for your very special family.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving with the new baby......enjoy every minute you know how fast this year will go and he'll be crawling around!

Happy sewing

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Love your quilts!

QuiltSue said...

I loved them all, but I think the penguins were my favourites.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilts. And I love your train quilt too. Actually, I've been looking for a train to create an applique design for a Linus quilt that has a lot of train in the fabric, so this quilt was also very inspirational for me. Thanks.

Hope you are also having fun viewing all the quilts in the Christmas Quilt Show. I know I am.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Kim said...

Your quilts are all so pretty.

Regina said...

Those are all great. I'm still not brave enough to try applique other than on shirts so I have a HUGE respect for anyone who can do it!