Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Quilt show

It's really not a hard choice of which Christmas Quilt to enter in the Christmas Quilt Show at SEW CAL GAL's Blog.In the newly re-modeled Thread and Bolts Quilt shop it is hanging waiting for December to come. It is here now and TONIGHT this quilt will FINALLY be put on the King sized Bed and used all of the Christmas Season. This quilt is also called Lynn's Recovery Quilt. It was made in 9 months time after rotator cuff surgery. Mary C- from the Quiltingrandma blog showed me the Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Book and I had to order it and start this quilt. I chose Nancy Halvorsen's Christmas Line of fabric and out of necessity had to be creative in using several different backgrounds when I saw that my chosen background was not available anymore, it was a Northcott fabric that I only had about a yard and a half of. Mary made her Pastel SBS along with me. We joined the SBS off-line Yahoo group and checked off all the monthly challenges along with our own challenges. Mary always chose the easy blocks, I would challenge her to make the Paper pieced or harder blocks. We even went to Tri-Cities to take an applique class for a couple of them. E-4 Indiana Rose was the Nightmare block that had to be made at least 4 times... It has been shown at a few quilt shows and on the Thread and Bolts Blog before. It was the Peoples Choice Winner at Fall Trends in 2010 at EE. Schencks in Portland. There are pictures of my excitement at winning HERE.
Click on Over at the SEWCALGAL'S blog to see all the pretty quilts there.

35 comments:

  1. Wow, your quilt is amazing! Love the colors, love the size, love it all! It is a "wow" quilt!

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  2. I can't believe it, seriously I looked at this book today and thought "wouldn't this be a great quilt to do in a certain color way" I was thinking blues, or reds. But look at yours with those Christmas colors. AMAZING!!! Now I know I have to get that book!! Beautiful, just beautiful.

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  3. Just a lovely quilt - I remember seeing it win the choice award, and I see you have Sue sold on it!

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  4. Your quilt is amazing. I love it!

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  5. I can see why you won the award. It is a very beautiful quilt. You used your recovery time wisely.

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  6. This is an amazing quilt. There is so much work in it. It looks wonderful.

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  7. Wow, there are a lot of blocks in that quilt. It is wonderful.

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  8. Oh my goodness, that is an AMAZING quilt! You should be very proud. Thanks for sharing!=)

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  9. Wow~ that is a beautiful quilt...I never thought of the SBS in Christmas colors! Great!

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  10. My favorite quilt is the SBS. Well worth the 22 hours of quilting you did!

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  11. great quilt and such a lot of work in it.
    Karen

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  12. I love this quilt! I like it even more knowing that you and my mom worked on your quilts side-by-side.
    Your remodel looks great!!!

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  13. Oooo - That's a stunner! I'm working on a Dear Jane right now, so I know just how much work went into this fantastic quilt. (In fact, now I'm thinking: hmmmm. . . )

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  14. So much wonderful work. Enjoy having it out through December

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  15. This is a gorgeous quilt. Congrats!!

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  16. Wow - what a lot of work. Just beautiful!

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  17. So pretty! It didn't take you long to complete it. Great job!

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  18. I'm going to use the word that shows up in most of your comments: "WOW."

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  19. Awesome quilt! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Love it! I will be glad to send you my address, for Christmas delivery....

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  21. A work of art to be sure! One day I too will make one of those quilts....

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  22. Lovely, that quilt is great in those Christmas colors.

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  23. Great way to spend your recovery time - awesome!

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  24. I love your quilt. It's beautiful and huge.you must have spent millions of hours making it.

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  25. That is just amazing! Wow! What patience you must have.

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  26. Your quilt is so awesome. Thanks for sharing.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  27. As I become a more experience quilter, SBS is on my list. I started reading those books when they first came out and I know they helped draw me to quilting. Yours is amazing and I am glad you have won an award with it!

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  28. Your quilt is just wonderful. Great job!

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