Friday, December 21, 2012

Santa Claus has Come to Town!

Santa Claus  63" x 50"



I pieced this top last year at this time.



This year Santa came out of the cupboard and gave me a whole new attitude about free motion quilting!




He told me to just PLAY with different designs in each block.




No pressure.  Just have fun.  Ho ho ho!




Best holiday wishes to you and yours! 


25 comments:

pam said...

Love it!!! Great quilt!

Merry Christmas!
pam

YankeeQuilter said...

Nothing like getting permission from the big guy to play!!!

Merry Christmas!

Siobhan

Victoria said...

Fun, Fun, Fun! I think the big guy would approve of what you have done!! Merry Christmas!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Glad you could have fun with this quilt - it's so cute.

smazoochie said...

So much fun! Merriest & Happiest to you & your!

P. said...

That is such a joyful image and your piecing and quilting reflect the same. How cool that you had such fun quilting it too. It's a great quilt!

fiberchick said...

What a completely cheery quilt... i love the mix of all the blocks and that kitschy panel. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Marit said...

Happy Holidays, Nifty! I'm happy to se this cheerful quilt with Mr Claus again. It is one of my most favorite christmas quilts, so playful and fun. Congratulations on a lovely finish!

Kathie said...

this quilt would just make me smile everytime I saw it
I think you need to leave the big guy out all year round!
Kathie
Merry Christmas, enjoy every minute of this holiday season....

MulticoloredPieces said...

What fun quilting! Great seasonal quilt, too. Have a very Merry Christmas--you've obviously got the spirit!
best, nadia

Teje Karjalainen said...

This is my favourite Christmas quilt! Happy, colourful and I love the way you have mixed different blocks! Merry Christmas! x Teje

Chris said...

Loved it before, love it again. That giant ricrac is so fun! Very retro...and by retro, I mean something I used to sew with as a girl! Good job Nifty - Merry Merry and Happy Happy!

Barb said...

super fun and cheerful!
merry Christmas

Helen said...

Your quilts always make my day! I like the way your quilting suits each block in this one. Like a special gift for each one....Have a VERRY MERRY!!!

Nancy said...

Santa was right! This is delightful.

Quiltycat said...

A very happy holidays season to you too!

audrey said...

Very sweet holiday quilt! I just love the colors you use! Happy holidays to you too.:)

Sharon said...

Thanks! Happy Christmas to you as well

Kim said...

It looks terrific, I remember having my picture taken in front of your Santa last year when I visited :0),Hey and congrats on winning that fabric!

Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

cinzia said...

Lovely! Happy holidays to you!

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo!!!! one of my alltime favorite quilts - fab. glad you had fun quilting it. Merry Christmas!

hiyacinth said...

Now that's a fabulous Christmas quilt! What an inspiration! Thanks for sharing it! I can't look at that panel without thinking of it as a wacky Madonna--the bonnet even has a halo-effect. Surely the artist was having some fun just as you did!

PatSloan said...

fantastic! i didn't work on my santa.. but I have the panel and a dozen christmas star blocks my online group gave me. I love how you quilted yours all ways... perfect!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is my favourite Christmas quilt of all time! Such a jolly Santa and your blocks and placement are so fabulous and festive. I hope we get to see it every Christmas. Wishing you the Merriest of Christmases full of fun and laughter!!

pratima said...

It is wonderful and so full of Christmas cheer!
Merry Christmas and happiest of holidays :)