QUILT INFO

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

Saturday, May 28, 2011

SANTA IN THE WOODS COMPLETE

Hurray!  A completed quilt.  Back in February, I made the Santa in the Woods quilt top during a Christmas Sew-Along.  I took time Thursday to machine quilt the top and do the binding.  All finished months before the Christmas holiday season arrives.
The pattern I used is by Sandy Gervais and was found in a special edition of Quiltmania.  All the parts for Santa are done in wool.  The rest of the quilt is cotton fabrics.

I also want to share a quilt with you that was made by Wendy of "Snippets of a Quilter" blog.  You can visit her here.  Wendy and I made a trade.  I had admired the nine patch quilt when she posted it on her blog and she had admired a quilt top I showed on my blog about the same time.  We agreed to a trade.  The only thing I did to the nine patch quilt was to add the binding.  The quilt is fresh from the washer & dryer when I took the quick picture.  The pins I used kept coming loose and one side or another falling.  I gave up trying to get a good picture because the quilt was just not going to stay up there.


Today, I am working on an embroidery block.  Maybe some machine quilting later on.  Have a nice day.

Karen

47 comments:

  1. Cute! I love this style and your colors are perfect. blessings, marlene

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  2. Just darned cute!! I just love that primtive Santa! Wendy and you had a great trade. :-)

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  3. Santa in the woods is just too cute! I also love the quilt you received in the trade.

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  4. That's a great Santa quilt! I love that he's in wool and stands out. Wendy is a lucky girl to get the 9-patch. I'll have to look at her blog now to see what she's sending you.

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  5. I absolutely LOVE Santa in the Woods Karen! It is a gorgeous finish and will be enjoyed for years.

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  6. I love how Santa in the woods turned out and I especially love how you quilted it!

    What a grest idea with the exchange:)

    Shazy

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  7. Love both quilts....what a trade!!

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  8. Love them! Sounds like you're having a very fun weekend!
    xx, shell

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  9. Love the santa! And that is such fun to do a trade. Wendy is such a good quilter too!

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  10. He turned out great. Now, off to pick out your project for the next
    Christmas Quilt Along. It's only 2 weeks away!

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  11. I love the santa in the woods, you did a wonderful job on it! You will be all set for Christmas. The top you traded for is really nice, too. Love the colors in it! Have a great weekend!

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  12. What a great block you finished there. I still can't get over the great echo quilting. Just amazing. Lovin' that little nine patch. SERIOUSLY lovin' it!

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  13. I love that little Santa quilt.
    Nice nine patch trade also.
    Your machine quilting looks great, I need to practice.

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  14. What a sweet swap!!

    Love your Santa too!!

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  15. Love the echo quilting on your Santa quilt!
    The nine patch quilt you traded for is stunning. I think I remember seeing it. I know Wendy got something equally as wonderful.

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  16. I really, really like Santa in the Woods. I have the fabric - now if I can just locate the pattern!

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  17. Karen - I forgot to ask. Did you turn under the edges of the cotton or did you use a product like Heat & Bond to adhere the pieces to the background fabric? Thanks ~

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  18. Wonderful finish! I love the Santa! Wow, that trade worked out pretty well!

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  19. Woohoo Karen! A Christmas quilt done months before Christmas. It is so cute. I also love the quilt you traded Wendy for. Nine patches set on point are very cool looking. Have a great weekend.

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  20. Santa is just wonderful. I love him.

    Your traded quilt is lovely too. It's such fun when quilters can do that through their blogs.

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  21. Both the quilts are very beautiful. Well done on completing them both!

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  22. Woo Hoo another great finish for you!! It's doubly impressive that you didn't even HAVE to get it done for another 6 months!!

    WOW what a great exchange you got!! There is something about a 9 patch quilt that is always so appealing. Lucky You!!

    Crispy

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  23. Great finish! Love that Santa! What a wonderful trade with Wendy!

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  24. what a beautiful blog love it !!

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  25. Love your Santa in the Woods!

    Great trade with Wendy.

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  26. Santa looks very sweet and handsome! I love the nine patches. Great colors she put in the quilt and the feathers you added are wonderful!

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  27. Love your Santa in the Woods quilt and the echo quilting sets it off just right! Your exchange quilt is so special - how nice to receive such a nice quilt from a friend!

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  28. I love your Santa in the woods. I hope you are having a great Memorial Day weekend!

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  29. Santa in the Woods is one excellent quilt!

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  30. I love that Santa quilt - that is SO darling! And I love the quilt that Wendy made too, very pretty!

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  31. great santa and I love the 9patch quilt!
    so cute!!

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  32. Too Cute. I love allyour stitcheries. Hope to get out of hospital soon, had a hear scareand this is s first for me to go to hospitl have had lots of test nowin the morning they will do the heat cath and i know all about the blockages drom the Dr. today. Will be intouch after I get home, Take care. Hugs, MArie

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  33. What a great trade - I am sure that Wendy received an equally delightful piece from you. Love the quilts that you both make and share *s*

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  34. Love your Santa, Karen. A liitle bit of winter in spring...

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  35. Karen, the Santa is wonderful! Love the echo quilting in it.

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  36. Oh I love your Santa in the woods AND your little 9 patch quilt!

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  37. tienes unos trabajos maravillosos.
    Sería posible conseguir el patrón del trabajo de la cabecera de tu blog?
    Gracias y saludos

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  38. Nice trade! But all your work is beautiful; she made out as well.

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  39. Thanks for a wonderful trade, I'm glad you are enjoying the 9-patch. I was going to quilt the rabbits and then show it but haven't got to the quilting yet. I'm so happy with my quilt from you.

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  40. I love this quilt, Karen. I haven't been out and about in blogland lately but am so happy I managed to see this one. I have that Quiltmania magazine. Now I am inspired to get it out. I really like the wool santa. It makes it really look rich

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  41. Love that Santa in the Woods. And I love the nine patch quilt you received in your exchange.

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  42. I saw your trade on Wendy's blog. You both made out.
    Cute Santa.

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