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Monday, November 28, 2011

SewCalGal's Christmas Quilt Show

This is my entry to the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show which you will find here: http://sewcalgal.blogspot.com/2011/11/2011-christmas-quilt-show-welcome.html
Darlene of SewCalGal does a wonderful job organizing this event.  The prizes are many and desirable, so thank you to Darlene and the sponsors.

My entry is the Christmas Wreath Quilt I made as part of a mystery qal run by Eric Homemade Ezine.  http://erikhomemade.typepad.com/erik_homemade/





I love the design of this quilt, but I also love that I used crochet to enhance the design by adding crocheted stars to the wreath. 


And I added buttons, decorative machine stitching, and simple fmq. 

I hope you enjoy the Christmas Quilt Show and visit the many bloggers who post an entry.
Thank you for stopping by.
God Bless!




69 comments:

Stray Stitches said...

Your quilt is beautiful, Joanna. I like all of the little added special touches with the crochet work, buttons and decorative machine stitching.

Snoodles said...

Gorgeous quilt....love all of the embellishments you added. Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Sandy said...

I love your quilt. The extra little touches really make it special.

Barb said...

Love your quilt.....

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Oh wow!!...just stopped by to have a peek...the quilt is beautiful...nice work Joanna.

Nanbon44 said...

Beautiful quilt

Mrs.Pickles said...

great quilt!!

Julimond said...

A great quilt. And the crochet make it perfect.
I love crochet and knitting too.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Joanna, your quilt is absolutely breathtaking. Your embellishments make it so elegant. Thank you so much for sharing.

Michele Hester said...

Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

Belinda said...

Very elegant and lovely!

Hazel said...

Thank you for showing us your wonderful Christmas wreath quilt again - it is beautiful, and you should be very proud of it.

Showing the border quilting has given me a fresh idea for quilting the border of Scatty Stars - it is giving me a headache as I have tried various FMQ designs and unpicked them all, but now I have a new idea, thank you!

And if I get a move on with it and the binding I will show it in SewCalGal's quilt show too!

Barbara said...

Very pretty. I love the crocheted snowflakes.

Sandra Kaye said...

Absolutely love the doilies added to your quilt. Great idea!! Hugs

Marjorie said...

That wreath is beautiful and the embellishments are the piece de resistance. Wonderful quilt.

Ivory Spring said...

The crochet stars made the quilt!!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Wow that is beautiful, what a treasure!

Needled Mom said...

Oh, I LOVE it!!!! The crochet really adds to it.

maggie said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! You really did a great job.

tink's mom said...

The crochet stars add such wonderful detail to the wreath. Thanks so much for sharing

Kelli said...

Your quilt is beautiful.. love the embellishments, too! They make it really special. :o)

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cool Christmas Quilt! Love the crocheted stars! Thanks for sharing!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the added crocheted stars and embellishings - makes it so special!

Mishka said...

Beautiful quilt, love the stars.

May Britt said...

Beautiful quilt.

Karen said...

This is really interesting. I like the way you have created the wreath quilt then added all your special touches. It looks great.

Madame Samm said...

simply put wow! and delightful, festive creation from your heart

Soggibottom said...

It's a beautiful quilt Joanna. It deserves to be part of the quilt show. Good luck :-) X X X

Beth said...

Hard to know what to love more, the quilt, the crochet embellishments, or the awesome way you've dressed up your blog for the holidays!

Teresa said...

What a lovely quilt with all those extras. I love to put buttons on my work too.

Sue Daurio said...

Those deep reds and greens with the soft creams and whites are just stunning!

Linda in Calif. said...

This is sew, sew beautiful! Stunning - I just love it. All the details are wonderful.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilt is incredible!

Carolyn

LynCC said...

How gorgeous with the crocheted stars!

Wilma NC said...

Very pretty!!

Carrie P. said...

Very pretty. Love all the added touches. to the quilt.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a delightful wreath. Very pretty.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous quilt...love the choice of colors and the fancy crochet work!

Janet said...

Lovely! Your embellishments really add to it.

stichnRN said...

cute quilt. i love the crochet addition.... :)

nima said...

lovely quilt...i love the crochet embelishing

Cheryl said...

The stars are a perfect addition to the sweet quilt.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Love your xmas wreath, the little crochet stars add something special to it,

Christine M said...

Your Christmas wreath is lovely. The crocheted stars look great.

Kristen said...

What a beautiful Christmas quilt! :)

paula, the quilter said...

Do you display this beautiful quilt every year?

Jen said...

Very pretty! The lace doilies add an elegant touch!

Michele said...

Your wreath quilt is beautiful! I like how it looks so much like branches :-)

Mary said...

Nice way to use multiple techniques and embellish with your own crochet! Thanks for your kind comments.

LeAnn said...

Ohhhh, this is so pretty. I love the little bow to the left and the crochet is darling. Good work!

Nancy said...

Very pretty.

*Stitches* said...

love your embellished 'snowflakes'! what a nice touch!

Judi said...

Fun idea for a wreath! And this one is a whole lot easier to store in the off season than those big bulky ones :)

Becky said...

Love the additional embellishments you added to your wreath! Thanks for sharing with us!

SewCalGal said...

Oh Joanna, this is truly amazing. I love the overall design, use of colors and fabrics, but your crochet snowflakes really just make this quilt so special. I love, love, love it. Great job.

And thank you for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show. You really are helping to make this quilt show so much fun.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Heather said...

Very pretty, love the embellishments

Rachel said...

Beautiful quilt! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Laurel said...

i love the mix of creams and whites in the background - but i am crazy about the crochet on it!

Rachel said...

Very pretty! I love the crocheted stars - great touch!

KOcanQuilt said...

Very pretty Joanna. I don't think I have seen a quilt with crochet added before. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing.

Sally said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilt.
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teachpany said...

Very pretty! Love the crochet stars as accent.

Barb said...

The crocheted stars are a nice addition.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Love the mixed media in your quilt - great idea!

LethargicLass said...

I really like the decorative stitching you used :)

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I love the little crocheted stars you added, did you crochet them yourself?

Cat Herder said...

That is just beautiful! All the decorative stitching really makes it so special!

Vickie

Amish Stories said...

Very nice, it would make some Amish envious. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa

Gmama Jane said...

Simply beautiful...with all the special touches this quilt is a Winner!
Blessings
Gmama jane