Monday, November 15, 2010

My Christmas Quilt Show Entry

Well, it has been way too long since my last post.  I've been dealing with some difficult personal issues and just haven't had the time or energy to think about blogging.  More recently I've been wanting to post, but feel a little shy about it....not sure why.  So, I thought an entry into Sew Cal Gal's Christmas Quilt Show would be a good way to jump back into blogland.  Here is one of my favorite Christmas Decorations.....



I had picked up this Advent Calendar panel at a local shop hop a few years ago.  I attached the little pockets, machine quilted and added some gold fringe on the bottom.  Then, instead of sticking candy in the pockets, I used my embroidery machine and stitched a Santa which I made into a tiny pillow.  You can see him in the top pocket.  We just move him from day to day to count down the days.





I also have this tree skirt I made for Mom a couple of years ago.  I think the pattern came from Quilter's World but I can't be sure as back then I was subscribing to no less than 4 quilting mags.



I do enjoy these on line quilt shows.....I find talented quilters I might not have otherwise found, and the eye candy!  Oh the eye candy!

So be sure to go and see all the other beautiful quilts in the show here.


Until Next Time,

32 comments:

  1. Your Christmas quilt is gorgeous and the tiny Santa is absolutely delicious.Congratulations.

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  2. Molto simpatico il piccolo Babbo Natale, la trapunta è favolosa!
    Ciao Domenica

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  3. Your Advent Calendar is stunning. It looks like it's fun to look at each day. I also like the tree skirt. Both are beautiful Christmas decorations.

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  4. I love your idea for the advent calendar.

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  5. Your Advent Calendar is wonderful. I would like to make one some day.

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  6. I love your advent calendar! The Santa idea is so great! Love that!! Your tree skirt is beautiful!

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  7. I love Advent calendars! Very creative, thanks for sharing :)

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  8. Your advent calender looks great. I love the idea of the little Santa you made to use in the pockets!

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  9. You have Santa hoppin on your sweet advent quilt. The tree skirt is very pretty and I bet it looks great around the bottom of a tree. Welcome back and eye candy is a good term for the super quilts we are getting to see. Love Lois

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  10. I love your idea of a santa that you used in the advent calendar pockets. I've never heard of anyone doing that before.

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  11. Very, Very Pretty!! I just love it. And what a good idea to move a Santa from pocket to pocket instead of the candy.

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  12. Uh-huh... lots of eye candy, for sure! Hope things calm down for you although the holiday season seems stressful for a lot of people.

    This is a wonderful Advent Calender. I'm glad you joined the party and shared it with us.

    ...Karen

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  13. Lisa,

    Your Advent quilt is STUNNING. The tree skirt is pretty too.

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving the kind comment. :) Please come back!

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  14. Such a cute advent quilt...thanks for sharing.

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  15. Lovely Advent Tree! Pretty tree skirt for you Mother as well.

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  16. Beautiful advent calender. All the added details are wonderful.

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  17. What a great advent calender, I really like it. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. so cute, love the idea of the santa instead of candy...

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  19. I love your idea of Santa moving through the advent calender!

    Beautiful job

    SheilaC

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  20. I've always loved advent calendars, your little Santa is so cute & the tree skirts wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Online quilt shows, sew much fun! You can do it in your jammies!
    Get that Santa panel out Lisa........

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  22. The advent calendar is ADORABLE. What a great idea! (Santa reminds me of that Cliffhanger guy on the Price is Right )hehehe.
    On a more serious note, I'm glad you weren't shy and joined the Christmas quilt show. We so appreciate you sharing with us and inspiring us!!

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  23. I love your advent calendar the background is also amazing, super nice job!
    Valerie
    http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

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  24. Oh an advent calendar is on my list of things to do - love yours!!!

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  25. My grandchildren would love your advent calendar. I do.

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  26. Wonderful Advent Calendar. I love the little Santa Pillow! Your Mom must love that tree skirt, it is fabulous.

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  27. Both of your projects are quite wonderful. Good work!

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  28. Your advent calendar is great, and I just love the design of the tree skirt, very unique.
    You can also enter this in my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, and you could win a little something, something.
    Hope to see you there soon.

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  29. Fun and playful. I like it!
    Elzaan

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  30. Love your advent calendar. It's just beautiful.

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  31. Your advent quilt is beautiful.

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