my POETRY | ANNI'S BOOK CRITIQUES | my ART | my BIRD photography | MLB | NFL | hurricanes


Stop by I'd Rather B Birdin'...
my other blog of bird photography

This week:
WILD TURKEYS
and more


Click on Bird Name[s] to view

The link above will be active [and new] each Saturday at noon


Got a good reason For taking the easy way out


My 2nd Quilt...This time...Christmas Themed.

A few weeks ago, I asked if you could guess what I was going to do with these material pieces.  Long ago, I made my first ever machine stitched quilt for Halloween.  And, at that time, I swore I'd never do another.  This quilting is truly an art I'm not 'cut out to do' and it is something I would  call work!!  I have found out over the years, I can no longer stitch a straight line [and I used to make my own clothes often!].  Well, I weakened a bit, and decided to give it another go...:



...a couple of visitors guessed correctly. I had plans of taking the Santa Panel and make a small quilted throw for the living room couch.  It's been cold and rainy with no outdoor activities possible, so I sewed - - -



As I worked on cutting and sewing squares to the panel, I was trying to figure out what I wanted to be on the back side. I chose to make a panel of evergreen and pine cones print, and draw a Santa Boot Pattern on a piece of paper and cut out pieces in black [for the boot shape] white [for the fur trim], and use some scrap pieces for holly [green] and berries [red]...



After 'quilting' around Santa, the cardinal, and the holly, to finish, I then framed the blocks of Christmas print with red, green and white, and quilted those. The finished size is 70"x96". About the dimensions of a crocheted/knitted afghan...



...thoughts of an Easter Panel crossed my mind!  NAH!!!  I think I'll end this madness before I need Prozac.

36 comments :

  1. I am so impressed! It's really cute. I used to make quilted pillows but that's as big as it got for me...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hmmmm, quilted pillow covers...now, that's a good idea. Thanks Mari

      Delete
  2. Wow! That is so beautiful and creative. I am so impressed with your abilities, which seem endless. :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Golly, D J, thanks for the encouragement. You may have opened a hornets' nest with all the accolades here. lol

      Delete
  3. Your quilt turned out just perfect and a good size too. It’s cold and rainy so a good time to have a quilt to keep you nice and warm. Well done, Anni!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ...add a good hot bowl of chili and salad and the day would be perfect. Thanks Florence.

      Delete
  4. Magnificent results! At this time in life, challenges can keep us going and if results are even half as good as we expect, we can be proud of our completion. YOU did GOOD! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Such an adorable quilt. I have a feeling Santa will be around for a long time to come.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your creativity is amazing! I am going to start to paint here,,,just got connected to the art folks and they have a wonderful space.. time goes by so quickly when involved in the creative process. Have a great day! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ms. B....oh, that art class/club, sounds like a lot of fun.

      Delete
  7. Wow, beautiful! What a lovely keepsake.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my.... it turned out perfect...I really love it! I have never tried quilting (Im a bit chicken)..but this has inspired me..
    Blessings
    Phoebe x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It isn't all that difficult if you use blocks....I wouldn't even attempt any of the intricate designed quilts I see. Thanks Phoebe

      Delete
  9. Oh my goodness! It is gorgeous!! In a gift shop, people would pay lots of money for this. You are talented at this. Too bad it is so stressful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If only I could sew a straight line, it'd help. Thanks so much Ginny!

      Delete
  10. What a gorgeous work of art. I have no idea how one would even start something like that but you have no trouble finding your way around on the quilting table. Perfection, start to finish. I salute you.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Belva....it's good to see you again....long time!

      Delete
  11. That looks fantastic. I used to sew all my own clothes, but quilting has never been for me.Did try a coupe of small projects, but that's just not my speed.Now,I don't even sew anymore.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ruth...I know what you mean. At one time, I had two sewing machines. One in a cabinet, and another portable. Now, I gave the cabinet one to Irene. And kept the portable. But I rarely use it.

      Delete
  12. I can see your artitisc abilities in this quilt, you know wht to put where and which colors and I LOVE THIS one the colors are wonderful. I have a passion for black, clothes, my blog, anything and everything, even cars. the touches of black here draw me into it. and the santa is really beautiful. my favorite of your materials is that black one with red and white flowers and the ameba shapes. you done GREAT....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I too like Black!!!! Very much. Thanks Sandra.

      Delete
  13. I LOVE it. I've always admired all the beautiful quilts that people make and wish I could do the same. I've made various small atempts but I don't think it's for me. Yours turned out cute and I like the little boot you put on the back

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Ann. Today, if I can get myself to venture out, I'm gonna go to the $ store and see if I can find stuff to make the little gnomes you showed us. Stay tuned.

      Delete
  14. Well done! I've never done a quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, I love it! I think you did a wonderful job. I just love that Santa!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow! You have talent! Yes it is an art

    ReplyDelete
  17. It turned out wonderful! A beautiful and cozy keepsake!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well done. I've never done a quilt!!!

    ReplyDelete

.