Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Deco the Halls

Deco the Halls is one of my all-time favorite quilts and I am thrilled to enter it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!  I love the simple color pallet, the continuous design, and the bold graphic shapes.  I designed this quilt about 6 weeks ago.  I had an idea in my head that wouldn't go away, so one night I stayed up way too late getting this design down on paper.  The white shapes represent the glass ornaments that we decorate our Christmas tree with each year.  They especially remind me of vintage glass ornaments that covered Granny's tree every year. 


 This quilt is 60x70. This quilt uses the Quick Curve Ruler to cut the curved pieces and square up the blocks.  It is designed to be a holiday throw quilt that gives a great splash of color and festivity to any room.  I quilted it on my Gammill longarm with a medium density so it wouldn't be too stiff.  The pattern is available and can be purchased here.

 The silver dot is a Michael Miller print which sparkles and catches just the right amount of light to give it that magical Christmas feel.  The white has a light gray print and is from Moda's Blitzen collection.  The red is solid. 
Are you in the Holiday mood yet?  Christmas is two months minus one day away!!!!  I have one thing checked off my list this year - Deco the Halls!

Helen

18 comments:

  1. Your fabric choices are perfect. And then I saw the quilting. WOW! It's just gorgeous.

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  2. Beautiful quilt!
    Was the quilting done on a longarm? I really love the snowflakes at the center.

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  3. This is one gorgeous quilt! Your quilting is absolutely breathtaking!

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  4. Helen ... your quilt is sew beautiful. I love the pattern ... and the colors ... and the choice of fabrics ... and the quilting ... I love evertything about it ... <3 Pat

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  5. Love this quilt! Love the quilting on it! Not ready for Christmas at all, need Halloween and bonfire night out the way first!

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  6. I need that ruler. Dear Santa....

    This is beautiful I love it

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  7. It is a beautiful quilt.. your quilting is stunning!

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  8. This quilt really jumps off the page. It's simplistic color pallette is perfect for this design. Love the quilting.

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  9. Beautiful quilt and AMAZING quilting!! Wow!!

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  10. Just beautiful! I love Jenni's ruler but I haven't mastered it yet.

    Your quilting is GORGEOUS.

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  11. Wowza! I need that ruler, wow! Such a gorgeous quilt, great job!

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  12. It reminds me also of hour glasses:) The close up pictures of your quilting adds a whole nother dimension, it is beautiful!

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  13. What a beautiful design. I love the quilting too. Thank you for sharing it.

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