Sunday, December 9, 2012

Quilter's Christmas Party for Operation Homefront




                                                                                                                                         
 
We are just starting to decorate our home for the holidays but I wanted to take part in Sew Cal Gal's Quilter's Christmas Party. Sew Cal Gal has sponsored the 2012 Free-Motion Quilt Challenge and now she is hosting two parties today. She is hosting a physical party in Southern California as well as a virtual on line Christmas Party to benefit our troops and their families through Operation Homefront. I live too far away so I can only attend the online party.



I thought I would share with you some of my decorations that I've made over the years. 


I made this wall hanging in a class I took with Mary Sorensen. It has holly and berries and reminds me of Christmas. I love to applique and enjoyed taking this class with her. She has a very nice method to make those tiny little twigs. I kept all my class handouts so I'll be able to make them again. It's the first time I made a ribbon border.


I made this cute little door hanger last year from a pattern I found in Quilting Arts. 


             I made this folksy little Santa Claus from an old Debbie Mumm book I had.

 I hope you're all decorating the house and enjoying yourself at the same time! Do you have your favorite holiday decoration that you put up every year? Are you getting much sewing/quilting done? I've been so busy trying to buy gifts and decorate that I'm so behind! I always want to get to the sewing machine but there are too many other things to do!

Hope you have a chance to check out the Quilter's Christmas Party! Enjoy!





18 comments:

  1. Those decorations are wonderful. I woke up this morning in a panic about how much I have to do, but I had to check out the party, thanks.

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    1. My decorating is just getting started and I'm only about halfway done shopping. I was in a panic a few days ago but I'm getting there! So will you! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Hello! You´re right! Your christmas tree looks a lot like mine. It´s very beautiful.

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    1. I'll look forward to your tree being up soon and then we'll see if they really look alike!!

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  3. Your Christmas tree looks gorgeous in the window! Love those little chickadees....mine never materialized, but I did gain information from that class that I have used. :-)

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    1. I liked that class and that wall hanging always reminds me of it! I'm glad I saved her hand outs because I don't remember any of it!

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  4. Lovely seasonal hangings, and your Christmas tree is gorgeous!

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  5. The only decorating I got done, was pulling out my Christas runner and tablecloth.

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    1. Haha! I've only got the tree up and the projects I've made. I'm so late this year! Don't worry! We'll all get it done!

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  6. The door hanger is very cute! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your decorations and your tree. We are still getting things put up. Lights don't seem work this year on our pre-strung artificial tree. My husband is wringing his hands in frustration. I foresee a new tree in our future....

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    1. Swearing always accompanies my husband as he puts up our tree! It's part of the festivities! Hope your lights end up working!

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  8. Thanks for coming to the Quilter's Christmas Party and sharing your beautiful quilts. I love your bird quilt with the ribbon border. Absolutely beautiful.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the nice words but thanks for all the wonderful things you're doing! You're doing such great work for so many people!

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