QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Ginger Cookie Company caled "Basket of Sunflowers".

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rudolph & Co.

Here is the finished quilt top for the reindeer blocks I showed you yesterday. The pattern is called "Rudolph & Co." and is a Jan Patek pattern. The pattern is on the cover of the book but I worked from a pattern that was on the cover of a Quiltmania magazine last year.
To finish the top, I had to applique one more nose and do all of the eyes. Then sash the blocks and add the borders. The fabric came from stash. I am trying to figure out if I bought the Kansas Trouble floral that is the final border on the quilt or if my friend Jeanne gave it to me. It is a big hunk of fabric and will also be the backing. I can't remember purchasing the fabric and if I did what it was for. I just know it was folded nicely on a shelf in the sewing room.

The antlers on the quilt are traced from a child's hand. I used what came with the pattern but you could easily trace the hands of any young child to kind of personalize the quilt.
This was a finish for the Charming Girls Quilt Club. You can click on the logo on the left side of my blog to find out more.


48 comments:

  1. Very cute. I especially like the idea of using a child's hand that is special to you.

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  2. That is too cute. And what a great idea to use your children's hand prints.

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  3. Wow, that was quick....I hope I get mine done just as quickly. Well, seriously I won't be that quick. I just hope I get mine finished!

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  4. That is just the cutest! I love Jan Patek's fabrics and designs. In fact, I just got a cute little kit in the mail today from her!

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  5. It's come out so whimsical, you did good to get it together, it's great.

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  6. Very, very cute! I love it.

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  7. Adorable!! Love the antler idea.

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  8. Way to go! You have been busy. I wondered earlier why those antlers looked so cute.

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  9. I just love this quilt. Using a child's hand for the antlers is such a cool idea. I might have to make just one of those blocks and use my granddaughters hands.

    Crispy

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  10. This is totally adorable!!!

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  11. It's so cute! Good for you, finishing it up already!

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  12. Hi Karen - thanks for stopping by my blog. Did you sell the Pickle Dish quilt - it really is magnificent.

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  13. So cute! What a great idea to use handprints!

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  14. That is the cutest thing!! Makes me want Christmas to be here. lol

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  15. looks great, I always liked the whimsical look of this quilt
    some day I will have to make it too
    Love that border fabric, great find in your stash and to have enough for the backing too!
    Kathie

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  16. Thanks for showing the completed top. I love it, and the idea of using children's hands for the antlers is so clever.

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  17. Fantastic! Love the expression on their faces and the *hand* antlers. Very clever indeed.

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  18. Wow - your reindeer quilt come out so cute! I love it!!!!

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  19. WOWSER! You were sure fast on this one! Very, very cute!

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  20. Oh how cool! I'm so glad you pointed out the creativity with the Antlers. I didn't get a chance to comment about the blocks before you brought it to life.

    Has anyone ever told you ~ "Wow, you're amazing!" in that whole gee wiz you're fast and good kinda way? I'm like that. Just totally amazed at the quality of your work and the ability to turn it around, churn it out. If you saw me I'd be "deer in the headlights" which is kind of a sorry weak pun but sorta true, too!

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  21. OMG - this is SOOO CUTE, and you're so fast! Way to go! I love the little hands for the antlers! So glad you're joining us in the fun!

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  22. WOW, you are fast! Congratulations on completing your project.

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  23. I have this pattern in my stack of "to do one day" and I just love it. Congrats on getting it done!

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  24. Don't you just love it?

    I made a small version as a tree skirt for The Princess when she got her first apartment. For the reindeer heads, I traced one of my shoes and one of Hubby's shoes. The antlers I traced our hands - sort of a reverse parent/child art thing *s*

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  25. It is oh so cute
    Love it!
    Micki

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  26. Oh so cute and you had so little to do and poof - it was finished! WooHoo!!!!!

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  27. I love the homespun fabrics you used! Great job on the finish!

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  28. I see Rudolph's nose!!! I like the hand idea - I'll have to remember that. You work FAST! I wish I could find big pieces that I love in my stash. Great job all around!

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  29. It is such a cute quilt. I love the fabrics you used.

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  30. Hey Speedy! ;-) That is very cute! I hope you don't discover later that the border fabric was intended elsewhere~ that happens! :-/ Don't ask how I know! LOL :-)

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  31. This is adorable ..... love the plaids ...

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  32. Oh that quilt just makes me smile. I love the moose.

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  33. Way too cute!!!!! I love it!

    Deb
    Rustic Country Handcrafts

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  34. How adorable! What an absolutely great Christmas quilt -- and using a child's hand was inspired!

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  35. Those are really cute. Whoever gets them will love it!

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  36. Hi Karen, thank you for visiting...just love Rudolph and Co....Warm Regards Lyn

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  37. Thet is such a fun quilt! Coming home from Swden last night we saw 6-8 reindeer by the road not far from here :-)

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  38. what a lovely idea to use hands of your child or children, very cute I think I even have the book.

    cheers
    Christine

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  39. I love your quilt, have never seen one like it before. Especially like the antlers, what a hoot!

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  40. Karen I just love this quilt. What a wonderful idea to trace a child's hands for the antlers. Wouldn't it be fun to trace each grandchild's hands and make a one-block wall hanging for them at Christmas time? I bet I could draw the reindeer's head just by looking at your quilt. I think I'll put that idea on my bulletin board to remember to do! blessings, marlene

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  41. Love it..:o)
    Ohh.. I have seen this sign pop up but havent joined... so good luck with all your projects..think I have enough with my Garden Quilt..:o))

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  42. Love the reindeer! I have a kit, but have not started it. Seeing yours finished makes me want to get mine done, too! And if I start it soon my youngest grandson can be the model for the antlers! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  43. Oh, I do love your Rudolph quilt! I made this quilt several years ago with my son's foot and hand print and He use it all the time. :-)

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  44. Oh this is cute! I love the handprint antlers.
    Kris

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