Christmas is almost here…

Christmas Day is almost here and I am not ready. Usually I am

pretty organized but this year, I am behind. The funny part is that

I am not stressing about it- yet. Maybe when the kids get out of

school, that will be my wake up call. Until Friday, I am ok.

Janate saw this Nancy Halvorsen pattern hanging on my wall

last year. She fell in love with it and asked me to make her one.

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Somehow, I did manage to complete hers while my own

wallhanging is still hanging on the wall- uncompleted. Anyone else

feel my pain?

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Santa

You have got to love how cute this pattern is. The cheeks

are embroidered onto Santa’s face and the moustache is added

once the whole thing is quilted.

I tried to quilt in lines that resembled the wind blowing in this

block. And Santa’s beard was quilted to resemble wavy hair.

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Cardinals on the mistletoe.

The cardinals have their beaks embroidered  and their

eyes consists of French knots.  I quilted in swirls in the

cream background, straight lines in the gold sections

and wavy lines in the aqua background.

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Rudolph received some buttons too. I really love his red button

nose, it has a swirl in it as well. Wind was the idea behind the

quilting for this block . And I love the snowflakes in the

bottom of the block.

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I wanted to create the illusion of the ornaments hanging on a

tree, so thus the reason for the branches.  And the bottom

ornament has the name of the family who will be hanging

this  in their home.

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Candy Cane

Strips add a bit of drama as well. And the 3D leaves add some more

interest to the overall wallhanging.

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The backing shows some of the quilting. Monofilament thread

was used for the outlining of the motifs in the blocks.  I did

use a fusible to attach all the motifs onto the background blocks.

I really don’t like Satin stitching at all and I didn’t have time to

do this so I put the top on the frame and stitched around each

motif with monofilament thread. Then, I added the backing and

the batting and quilted this wallhanging. It took longer than I

anticipated but is well worth the time.

After the top was completed, there still was alot of embellishments

to add and some embroidery that needed to be done.

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Now I just have to repeat it all over again. I am looking forward to

completing my own version of this wallhanging.

Have a great week and don’t stress too much. You will get it all done

by the time Christmas Day arrives.

 

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Christmas is almost here…

  1. halejm says:

    Your wall hanging is gorgeous! I, too, have a couple of small quilts that are still unfinished ~ even though my friends’ quilts are completed! Merry Christmas!!

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