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Monday, November 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday- Santa Edition!

I am so excited to have this quilt finished
Just in time for Christmas.

I started appliqueing the wool Santas back in January
and loved picking the wool,
stitching the pieces down
and creating each Classic Santa.
(Pattern is by Sue Garman.)

Back in September I took it to my LAQ
and last week I got the call....
It was finished!
I raced over to pick it up and started making the binding.

There are a few tweeks that need to be made,
but I am so happy with this quilt.

It's hanging from my stairs, so it is not flush against the wall.
Hence... the wave.

Here's a photo using my Design Floor.

At first I was hesitant about quilting it with a grid
(my LAQ said it needed to be done because of the weight of the wool),
but it worked out well.

They are all so unique!

Now that it has been quilted,
I need to do a little outline stitch around the beard on the
one with the walking stick.
His beard is lost in the background.

I think the one on the bottom is my favorite...
The "John Travolta" Santa!
(Yes... I disco danced my way through the early 80's!)

The label needs to be made and I will put the names of 
each Santa and their country of origin on the label.

This has been a really fun quilt to make!

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Happy Quilting!!


Podunk Pretties said...

This turned out great! Thanks for putting a smile on my face so early in the morning.

Libby in TN said...

Love your Santas! I need to make this quilt for my son Noel; he likes antique Santas.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

How perfect that your Santa quilt is finished in time for Christmas and you get to enjoy it all season! So cute.

Sylvia said...

Congratulations on your finish! And right in time for the holiday season! Fun pattern.

Gayle Bong said...

I love allll your Santa. Reminds me of the cross-stitched Santa's mom made I need to do the same thing with. What color thread did you use??

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

This is a gorgeous quilt! You stitched it beautifully. And I think that the grid quilting enhance each blocks (I thought that before I read your line about how you didn't want it at first).
The beard of the man with the walking stitch is not standing out but I imagine him in a snow storm, with all the wind coming into his face and blowing his long beard over his back. No wonder we cannot see it...

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a beautiful quilt and I love the disco block too......great memories of the 80's!

Cathy said...

You should be excited to have this finished. It is so much fun and gorgeous too! Congrats on the finish.

Lara B. said...

Ramona, this is a masterpiece! So beautifully done that I hope you are beaming with pride! I just about died laughing that you call that last one a John Travolta Santa! LOL

Churn Dash said...

The quilt is fabulous, well done on finishing it one year!


straythreads said...

:Loveit!!!love it love it!!!!!

Karen said...

I like your Santa piece very much. Done in the wools gives it a rich look.