Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Quilt Show


My contribution to the Christmas Quilt Show is Flight School. It is a modification of a pattern I found in a Quiltmaker magazine a couple of years ago but since I have not been able to find it again I cannot say what issue or who the original designer was. If anyone knows, please let me know so I can give proper credit.


I made this quilt because we have a rather large fireplace hearth that encompasses the fireplace and a built in bookshelf. Our Christmas village is laid out on this hearth but the bookshelf was distracting. I had been covering the bookshelf with Christmas fabric but when I saw this pattern I knew it was the perfect setting for the village.


The quilt is 44"x40". The snow was quilted with nickle sized pebbles and the sky with a sidewise meander and occasional stars. I also quilted the "rays" behind the reindeer.


The quilt was hanging in our local quilt show last weekend. Although there is no Rudolph I overheard a small boy telling his mother that his favorite quilt was the Rudolph quilt. It made me smile.


If you haven't started the Christmas Quilt Show tour, hop on over to SewCalGal and enjoy some Christmas fun, beauty and inspiration.

20 comments:

  1. Hey Gari,
    This is a very unique quilt, I like it. Yes, in a little ones'
    eyes they do see Rudolph, how sweet.

    You should enter two of your christmas projects into my sewing challenge, here at, Paula's Sewing Challenges, any you could win a little something, something.

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  2. very nice!
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  3. Oh that is so unique! I totally love it. And such a good idea to put it up so your bookcase is not distracting.

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  4. It's very pretty and very unique. And that little boy found something to enjoy at the quilt show:)

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  5. That is a great quilt and I bet it does do a wonderful job behind the village set. I sure enjoyed being able to see it. Thank you. Love Lois

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  6. Love it! Magical! I'm sure it looks great with your village.

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  7. love this wonderful quilt, thank you for sharing

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  8. Hi Gari.
    This is such a lovely quilt. I quite like the idea of the reindeer going to flight school! Beautiful work on your quilt, it looks great.

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  9. Love the name. Great quilt and the perfect way to hide your bookshelf. Love the little boy's comment.

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  10. What a great quilt, love the name!

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  11. What a wonderful quilt! And a great name! You're right, I can just imagine Rudolph leading the group, so he's just to the left of where the quilt starts!

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  12. This is a great quilt. I love the little boy's comment too.

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  13. Oh what a great modification - I'm of the mind that I never saw a pattern that didn't need changing!! Love the originality of this piece!

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  14. Nice quilt. Very fitting name. Good job!

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  15. E' stupendo, veramente!
    Bellissimo il commento del ragazzino
    Grazie
    Ciao Domenica

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  16. This is so pretty. Perfect name for the pattern.

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  17. Love it and I think that comment from the little boy alone would make the work into making it SO worth it!

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