Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show 2010



Out in Blog land there is a quilt show. I have not entered in this manner before, but let's give it a try. I want to display my "Winter Quiltastrophy". I am very proud of this piece because it is so much more than I intended. The pattern is "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" by Crapbapple Hill.


I set out to do this redwork project and diligently created each square. While creating these embroideries I collected my red and white fabric. I shopped at Gathering Fabrics http://www.gatheringfabric.com/ in Woodinville, WA, Piecemakers http://www.piecemakers.com/ , and Amidon http://www.amidonquiltworks.com/ in Poway, CA. It was an amazing journey collecting these fabrics. When the piece was completed I was thrilled with the results.

When it was complete it was a true redwork piece. Absolutely NO pink. But I had used a water soluble transfer pen. I thought it best to wash the quilt top once over! Yeah, I hear you comments... When I took it from the machine and saw pink my eyes started to well up with tears. One of the reds was not a true quilters cotton. The horror!

Then as I started to observe more closely I saw that the red was only picked up in a few muslin fabrics. The pink was completely contained in those areas and did not randomly bleed to other locations. It was amazing and is not my absolute favorite quilt with a great story. I could not have planned it more perfectly.

The piece is completed with custom quilting. The playfulness of this work brings to quilt to life! I truly love it.

To learn more of the Christmas Quilt Show go to http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-quilt-show-2010.html



19 comments:

  1. Lovely quilt. Excellent stitching. Congratulations.

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  2. Well, it certainly did turn out really cool didn't it? I really love it and think you did a great job!!

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  3. Your quilt it beautiful. The stitching is adorable and I love all the different sized star blocks. Thanks for showing it :-)

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  4. Oh, those scenes are so cute. I love the snowmen having a snowball fight:) Your story is so true for many of us, and you should love it. It's beautiful.

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  5. Pretty quilt. I really like the center embroidery section.

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  6. I love this quilt and it is on my list to do.
    You have done a wonderful job to complete all this work. I am so glad the color run did not spoil your beautiful quilt!

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  7. I looked at this in zoom in size and this is cute as can be. You did a great job. Love Lois

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  8. It turned out wonderful just like it was meant to!

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  9. I love the look of the patchy border and the red work center. Such a stunning quilt. You can also enter this into my sewing challenge blog here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, for a chance at winning a little something, something.

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  10. The idea of combining piecing and embroidery is just wonderful. You did a great job. Have you thought of using a product like RIT color removal or Retayne for your pink fabric?

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  11. OMG I would have been in tears too...but it turned out beautifully, super great job!
    Valerie
    http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

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  12. Hello mo!
    thanks for visiting!
    I do know about it and as you say if I were made of money I would be there in a heartbeat!

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  13. Oh what a great idea to do a Christmas redwork quilt - scary how it ran on you though. Hope some day you come up with a solution to that!!

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  14. The pink is awesome and looks intentional. I'm also impressed with the perfect ledger lines in the chords in the music at the top...Putting my Nancy Drew hat on, me thinks you might be a musician? ;) Thank you for sharing this with us in the quilt show. It really is awesome!!!

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  15. Fun fun fun this quilt makes me smile.
    Very Christmasy and bright.

    Happy Sewing

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  16. I"m working on this quilt right now also. But I'm far from finished. It is amazing how it only bled in some areas like that. I actually thought you had used a light pink fabric for interest!

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  17. This quilt is beautiful. Looks like fun.

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