Friday, December 2, 2011

SewCalGal’s Christmas Quilt Show 2011



I’ve been so busy around the house and at work that I’ve not been checking all my favorite blogs and I almost missed Darlene’s great Christmas Quilt Show 2011!  


My official entry is this super fun Santa quilt!!


It was completely made from fabrics I already had in my stash…many were just scraps! 


I put the top together at a fall quilt retreat about 7 years ago, then quilted it when I got back home!!  Quilted fun swirls in the beards!


The pattern is in this awesome Art to Heart book by Nancy Halvorsen called “Santa’s Coming”.

santa's Coming

I loved mixing and matching the different beiges and whites for the beards and mustaches!


And guess who else loves this quilt???


Yup!  My sewing buddy, Yogi!  His job is to test out all my quilts to make sure they are snuggly and toasty warm!! What a job!


Before you go, let me show you the other Christmas quilts that are out and about in my house this month!!  This one hangs in my living room! 


This new one is over my mantle now…just finished it last week!

santale mantle done

This was over my mantle before the one above but is now hanging over our étagère’ in the family room!


This one was made using the same 2” squares technique as the one above, but this guy has slipped and fallen down!!  Oooops!!


This is my one of my newest ones!  I just finished this one at last month’s bee day!!  Very vintagy looking fabric!!

Flurries final

This one was a Moda Bake Shop project during their “Christmas in July 2011” series!  (You can go HERE to learn how to make one of your own!!)


This is another quilt of my own design called “Ribbon Candy” that I taught at a local quilt shop a few years ago.


Yogi likes this one, too!!  LOL!!


This one is hanging on my front door this month!!  Just loved his charming face!!


This little table topper was super fun and quick to make!!  Love his mistletoe sprig!!


This was one of Miss Rosie’s Schnibbles patterns!! It fits perfectly on our ottoman!


Make sure you click on the button on the sidebar and go check out all the other entries in SewCalGal’s Christmas Quilt Show 2011!!



  1. Oh Polly, I don't know where to begin girlfriend - I want to come have Christmas at your house! I love them all - love them! And, Yogi, that camera lover strikes again! He is so darn ca-ute! Talk about bringing joy and beauty into the world! Well done, girlfriend, well done!!

  2. Everything is so lovely. I especially love the table topper with Santa and the mistletoe.

  3. Oh my goodness! You have so many lovely Christmas quilties! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I was wondering where you were! Love your Santa quilt. Art to Heart patterns are my favorite. You house looks spectacular! Have a Merry Christmas.

  5. Wow, you had an incredible show all your own!! I love the santa quilt, that is adorable (the first one). So many lovely things for Christmas, and that little puppy gets to test them all. What a cutie!!

  6. I love the first photo - noticed the feather tree right away. Just so many fun quilts and projects. The stockings all hung, merriment everywhere. A lovely visit to your holiday home.

  7. Oh my gosh! There is so much to look at. I love your Santa quilt and the Santas and the other quilts - everything looks great. Your home must look wonderful!

  8. So many lovely quilts! I love your Santas--so cute! It looks like great fun to make! Glad you made the show!

  9. Oh Polly, you and Yogi definitely look ready for Christmas. I love all of your Christmas quilts, but that Santa face is so cute. Great job.

    Thanks for sharing and for helping to make the Christmas Quilt Show so fun.


  10. I love all your quilts! How fun! Have a happy weekend!

  11. Polly, I love them all, A person can never have too many Christmas quilts,right? So glad you joined the show...I think the Santa quilt at the top of the post is so cute!

  12. So wonderful all.
    I like to see the decorations on holidays.
    My house is not big enough to do it this way.


  13. OH MY GOD!!! So many projects and all so beautiful.I love your Christmas tree quilt.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love Yogi,too.

  14. Wow! you sure do decorate well for the Season!!! Some lovely pieces there Polly, there's no mistaking Christmas has arrived at your house!!!!!

  15. Hi, Polly. Just happened upon your beautiful blog and I must say that you put on quite a Christmas quilt show all by yourself! I would be hard put to choose a favorite--they're all marvelous! Have a happy quilting holiday season!
    best from Tunisia,

  16. Your Christmas quilt is sweet, I love the Art to Heart books! Good job!

  17. Wow! What a fantastic collection! I love your good, strong pink in your living room, and you've done a whiz-bang job of putting Christmas together with it!

  18. The Santa quilt is fun, as is every quilt you show. I'm impressed with how many you have. They are all beautiful.

  19. Those are all wonderful, Polly. It must make the house so festive. I did the hanging Santa and snowman a few years ago and they always put a smile on my face when I bring them out at Christmas.

  20. WOW you sure do love Santa :) Looks like my house, except that mine are snowmen instead of Santas. So much fun!

  21. Wow! Those are really special! So cute!

  22. Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

  23. Wow, you really are productive! Great Santa's Well done!

  24. my absolute favorite off that list was ribbon candy - the addition of rickrack is so playful - i am definitely feeling inspired!!

  25. Great projects! I always love watching you decorate for the holidays.

  26. They're all so sweet! What great projects, and lovely decorations. Your "helper" is so cute, too!

  27. Such great quilts hanging around your home. Your Westie is so sweet.

  28. Your Christmas quilts are so lovely and Yogi looks so cozy and comfortable. Thanks for the tour!

  29. Great job!! So many stunning quilts!! Thanks so much for sharing them!

  30. Your have so many gorgeous Christmas quilts! I think my favourite is Ribbon Candy.

  31. A home filled with beautiful quilty things, lovely

  32. Your home looks so happy and festive. Love the new one over the mantel.

  33. You house is Christmas, wow great quilts and wall hangings.

  34. When you run out of places to put your Christmas quilts, you can bring them right over to my house - I'll make room for them! What a nice job you've done on all of them!

  35. OMG! They are ALL so adorable, I can't even pick a favorite.

  36. Just love all of this Christmasy goodness. :o) And that Santa quilt is sooo cute, love all the beards and mustaches, too, and that it's scrappy. Also, that Santa hanging upside down-so cute!

  37. I vote for your sewing room!! Love ALL your Christmas quilts.

  38. All so lovely! Thank you for the beautiful tour :-)

  39. So many quilts! Hard to choose which I like best. Those Santa's have such funny faces! Thank you for sharing.

  40. I have just discovered your blog and became a follower. My hubby was laughing at me all day today as I devoured the posts from the beginning month by month. We both love Christmas and Halloween as much as you do and he particularly likes Santa Clauses. I am going to have to hunt up some of the Christmas quilt patterns to make. I know he'll be thrilled to pieces.
    I have been sewing since the first time my mom jumped up to answer the phone and left her needle and thread in my reach. I was about 3 or so, but she wouldn't let me on her sewing machine until I was 7. I was always intimidated by quilts and had never tried to do one. I made my first one last month (silly me it was a baby quilt and I forgot to take a picture!) and will finish a frayed-edge Christmas one this week. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I am really enjoying your blog and I love your beautiful projects. I am definitely going to be checking in here every day!

  41. What pattern or book is the Santa with his arm s stretched out and the sign that says 'Believe' from? I so love him!


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)