Monday, December 5, 2011

Two more for Christmas

This weekend I whipped up this little snowman wallhanging for my powder room.  I have something a little more elegant planned for this room but since there is not enough time to get that finished for this year I decided to go with something a little more whimsical.  The needleturned Snowman design is adapted from a block from "Snowbound" which was Bunnyhill's 2010 BOM.  I pieced the little red and white checked border cause I didn't have a red and white stripe fabric and love how it turned out. I went with very little quilting, partly to let the fabric speak for itself and mostly cause I was lazy and just wanted it finished fast! Looking at it in this picture it almost looks like a panel, oh dear is that a good or a bad thing?


And here is one that I forgot about when I was taking pictures around my house. I made this a few years ago and can't find the pattern.  It is fused and then buttonhole stitched by hand and again not much quilting.

13 comments:

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The snoman is adorable and the Santa is gorgeous. Neither of them needed much quilting to show them off. Thanks for sharing.

sunny said...

I am totally in love with Santa. If you ever find the pattern, or remember the disigner, I'd like to know! Cute cute!!

Dolores said...

I love the fabrics you chose for the snowman one. Sometimes little quilts don't really need a lot of quilting and if it's printed fabric, it wouldn't show up anyway.

Linda in Calif. said...

I've looked through these posts and all these Christmas quilts are great. Makes me want to go decorate for Christmas!!

Cheri said...

Adorable snow man quilt. Very interesting background fabric on that one, and the red and white pieced border was so worth the effort. All of your Christmas quilts are so lovely.
Happy Stitching Heather

Rachaeldaisy said...

The Snowy back ground is so perfect for your cute snowman! I love the Santa, it really looks amazing!

Carrie P. said...

Those are so sweet.
I see you are a winner at Sew Cal Gal. Congrats!

Jane in Wales said...

I absolutely love your snowman hanging. The pieced border is beautiful!
Perhaps some panels started off as pieced quilts?
Jane

Michele said...

Very nice! I like both of them :-) I don't think that lots of quilting is appropriate on everything. Some projects shine with minimal quilting, sometimes out of necessity too :-)

Lynnie said...

Oh my, how adorable! Your work is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and joining the giveaway it gave me an opportunity to check your blog out! Have a Merry Christmas!

Karen said...

The snowman quilt is indeed very whimsical looking. I have never put a Christmas wall hanging in the bathroom. I think I should!

Janet said...

I love the snowman with a black background and the Santas is fabulous, like those antique ones I love so much.

Miki Willa said...

The Santa is gorgeous. I would love to know what the pattern is if you find it. I love the old fashioned elegant look of this piece. Beautiful work.