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Topic: Caroling and Skiing and Sledding--What Fun!  (Read 3455 times)
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« on: December 27, 2008 03:28:20 PM »

I purchased this fabric several years ago not knowing what in world to do with it. All I knew was, I liked it alot! I was inspired by the little characters in the print, so I scanned in the fabric to the computer, enlarged the people, and created applique blocks for them. I sort of fidgeted around with a layout design in photoshop and came up with this. I used the everlasting tree quilt block pattern for the evergreens to fill in some space and cut larger pieces of the original fabric that i loved so much (It's hard to tell in the pictures, but I quilted around the little sledding hills and the skating rink, and added some branches to the little trees and stuff--it looks very cute in person!). It's the first quilt I have ever done all the designing for on my own. I hope you enjoy looking at it!

the border is quilted with holly leaves --- my first attempt at those also:

i had to piece the back since i hadn't gotten enough of the fabric to do that as one big chunk.
it worked out okay...

here you can see a little bit of the quilting showing through:

thanks for looking!  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008 03:39:57 PM »

Wow! I'm really impressed with how you took that one fabric and went so much further! I love the appliques especially. (and the holly leaves, ha ha)


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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008 04:04:02 PM »

This quilt is totally awesome!! I am so impressed with how you took the individual blocks and enhanced them and the applique is perfect! I love the blocks that are totally trees and I love the row of cats in the trees! It kind of wound up looking like a shadow box effect. I love love love it!!
I definitely have to rock this!!

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008 05:22:32 PM »

I love this quilt too! What a great idea to take the figures from the original print as your inspiration!

« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008 06:47:06 PM »

That's terrific - the applique figures were a fantastic idea and you've done them so well.  I think the trees fit really well too and I like your solution with the back.  I love the overall design - wonderful work.  Lovely quilting too! Well done!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2008 07:56:04 PM »

that is so cool! I really like how you did this quilt! The applique looks amazing! Great job on the quilting too! I really like the holly leaves in the border

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« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2008 10:54:05 AM »

That is beyond adorable-- I love that fabric. I had some a few years ago and made my mom a table runner. I wish I had the ability to make a quilt like that! I adore it!

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2008 11:19:55 AM »

This quilt is so awesome and your applique work is amazing.  Great job!!

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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2008 12:55:00 PM »

Absolutly gorgous, really pretty work

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2008 01:35:16 PM »

that is so awesome!! I love it, it would have to go up a wall at my house

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