November 14, 2010

SewCal I can Do it! Christmas Quilt Show

LOL!  When SewCal did her pets on quilts I was so fussy over my photos that I couldn't just settle and enter already.  Well she's doing it again.  This time is a Christmas Quilt Show and that I can do.  Sheesh how many Christmas Quilts have I made!?!?  Wish I'd been keeping track after almost 3 years of quilting I can't even tell you how many I've made.  Opps!  I'm bird walking aren't I?

I highly recommend you visit her blog and check this contest out because the sponsors she rounded up!  WOW!
Row Robin Front
Now on to my entry!  This is the Christmas Row Robin Quilt.  I hosted Jan. 2009-July 2009.  The theory was that would allow more than enough time to get it quilted in time for Christmas.  Well I the hostess missed it and my quilt wasn't ready for Christmas 2009.  That fact must have put a bee in my rear because I did finish it for this Christmas.
Quilting Detail
This is freemotion quilted with Hearts and Loops in blue thread.  I should have gone with white or at least a thinner thread but I didn't so look out 40wt blue because it showed all of my flaws, but I think that's okay.  I loved putting it away with the other Christmas things this past summer and am looking forward to putting it back on my wall shortly.
Back Before Quilting
I never took a picture of the back once it was quilted so here it is not quilted.  It is a reversible quilt and the missing picture surely must mean I was embarrassed by the quilting. Silly me.  Oh yes and that line of teal in the bottom row I fixed that before I basted it together and matched the seam because I knew I couldn't live with the strange miss-alignment there.

Reguardless of what my memories tell me about the quilting I am really looking forward to getting this quilt out along with all of my other Christmas items.  I decorate nearly every room in my home so I have at least two or three things that go in each room, I can hardly wait to see what this quilt looks like all decked out in the living room.

As a Lover of Christmas I joined in Sue's Christmas Quilt-a-long this year as well; I think I only missed one month and that was due to the crazy kind of headache that messes with your equilibrium.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the Show.

35 comments:

Ariane said...

I love your quilt. Thanks for sharing it with us.

QuiltSue said...

If that were mine I wouldn't be able to decide which side I wanted to show, they're both freat.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful. You are certainly getting me into the Christmas spirit. I love your quilts!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Hi Elizabeth.
This is a bright and cheerful quilt for Christmas. Love the colours and the blocks.
Great quilt!

Joanna said...

It's a stunning quilt, and the back is fantastic. Great job.

SheilaC said...

wOw! Reversible!!?? I love it!

Thanks for sharing

SheilaC

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

How fun! Love the nativity block.

Piecefulafternoon said...

FUn quilt!!

Nina-Marie said...

OMG - two quilts for the price of one!! Very cool!!!

Stormy Days said...

I love your quilts. Funny how we are our own worst critics, even with you talking about what you didn't like, I didn't see any of it. Thanks.

orchidlover said...

It's gorgeous. I can't decided which side I like the best

Love and hugs Gina xxx

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

This is wonderful. I think the quilting is fantastic.
Teresa

Lisa M. said...

So nice that it is reversable. Great job!

Carol said...

That's going to be one fun loving quilt to have out over the holidays :)

Linda said...

Beautiful quilt -and you should love the quilting because being "flawed" is really lovely. And besides I really like the blue thread!

Sandy said...

What a great reversible quilt...love both sides.

Kate said...

What a great Christmas quilt! It has a bit of something for everyone. Thank you for sharing.

Briarside Lane said...

Great idea... two sided quilt! Lovely job on both!

...Karen

Dawn said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it :)

Michelle said...

It's very festive! Thanks for sharing.

andsewon said...

What fun bright happy quilts! Two quilts in one.. now that is cool!
Your quilting looks wonderful!
Your home will be so very festive this season!
Lola

Lois said...

Hi. Enjoyed your quilt and the friendly,enthusiastic post. Love the back too. Love Lois

Nanbon44 said...

wonderful quilt

Thearica said...

Gorgeous sampler!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilt is lovely...both sides!

Roslyn said...

I almost like the back better even than the front!

Teresa said...

Wonderful quilt, Both sides!!

Rhanda said...

That center star is a great block! And the 2 stars on the second row! Hey, I like stars! Oh, and that backing! Wow.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great quilt! Love the quilting.

Nancy Sue said...

That quilt is a wonderful double whammie, with TWO gorgeous sides! Thank you for sharing it with us. You should be very proud!

Huisvlyt said...

Very nice quilt. Looks like you can just snuggle in under it instead of haning it on a wall.
Elzaan

Lee said...

I love the quilting you did!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Very colorful quilt! Love it!

Kim D. said...

Very pretty, thanks for sharing it!

Kim said...

The quilt is beautiful. I love the back too, makes it reversible.