Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010

This little table topper comes out at Christmas and our Advent wreath rests on top.
I made it a couple of years ago when my CO. friend Gale persuaded me to join her in purchasing the panel and coordinates.
It's quilted in gold thread with holly, candy canes and ribbons etc.
The second entry is Carolina Christmas from Bonnie Hunter's blog, I think last Christmas but that was so many quilts ago I cannot be sure! It's "controlled' scrappy, meaning that I limited color to three, red, green and light neutrals, but within those parameters I used whatever red, green and neutrals I had in stash. It's a great way to use up a lot of "scraps".
The Dogwood is Carolina's state flower so I quilted freehand Dogwood flowers and leaves all over the quilt.
Then to use up these older Christmas fabrics I sewed lots of pieces together to make a scrappy backing - rotating stock in the stash is important to make way for new stuff!
If you would like to get in the Christmas spirit by looking at many more Christmas quilts you can check out Sew Cal Gal's blog here.

28 comments:

VickiB said...

Your Carolina Christmas is drop dead gorgeous!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the lovely Christmas quilt show, Ros. :-)

Lisa M. said...

Beautiful quilts and great quilting! You have reminded me that I have the same Santa panel stashed away. I will have to dig it out and play :-)

farmlady said...

Christmas is a comin'.... and you are making the season bright.
That first quilt is BEAUTIFUL... but my very favorite is the square one with the "dogwood" quilting. That's my favorite. Love the colors and the simplicity of form but with the detail of the quilting over it. Really nice.

Amy said...

very nice quilts, I especially like the scrappy star one.thanks for sharing,Amy

Ariane said...

Wow! I love both your quilts. They are gorgeous!!

Lois said...

I think Carolina quilt is such a great job. Your table topper is really pretty also. Back of your quilt is super. I am so glad you shared. Thank you. Love Lois

karenfae said...

I really like your Carolina Christmas.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Joanna said...

My goodness, you have so many beautiful Christmas quilts. I love the first one with the candy fabric.

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilts, thanks for sharing

SheilaC said...

Love all your quilts, but Carolina Christmas takes my breath away! Gorgeous!

SheilaC

Carol said...

I like both quilts. Controlled scrappy is a great idea.

Karen said...

Hi Ros.
Your quilts are great.
Carolina Christmas is simply stunning.
I also love the little table topper - it looks so sweet!

Becky said...

Wow! Your Carolina Christmas is spectacular!!!! I had to pass on that Bonnie project. Love that you quilted it with dogwoods. Yes, we must replenish the stash:) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful quilts!

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilts! I really like your Carolina Christmas!

Denise in PA said...

The panel quilt is just delightful (aren't you glad you got your arm twisted? LOL!). The peppermint print is adorable. The Christmas Carolina Lilly is stunning. I think I have to make me one some day o:)

moosestashquilting said...

Great quilts. Reminds me I have a Carolina Christmas quilt in my UFO pile. Hummm better do something about that!

Nina-Marie said...

Ohhh love how the fabrics go together in these two - just lovely!!!

ceodraiocht said...

Ros - everything here is beautiful! I love, love, love cute Santas and that tabletopper is the kind of project that would have me smiling every time I looked at it. Thanks for sharing,
Maggie

http://ceodraiocht.wordpress.com

Nancy Sue said...

Love the floating peppermints! What wonderful quilting with all the dogwood blossoms and leaves! Really great! Thank you for sharing!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Very festive quilts! The table topper is the perfect size.

QuiltSue said...

I really liked your table topper, specially the stars in the corners.

SewCalGal said...

Really beautiful quilts. Thanks so much for sharing them in the Christmas Quilt Show. I do hope you are also having fun viewing all the other beautiful quilts in this show too!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Quiltbenaco said...

Che belli!
Grazie
Ciao Domenica

Kate said...

Both quilts are beautiful. But of the two, the Carolina Christmas is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.

Khris said...

LOVE your Carolina Christmas!!!
Hugs Khris

Kim said...

Your quilts are all beautiful. Hard to pick a favorite.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love your Carolina Christmas! Are you doing the new mystery??