Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Custom Quilted Grinch Panel and Log Cabin Santa Ornaments

I am so happy that I finally finished this custom quilt.  I was definitely excited about doing it, but it took months for me to finally get around to it.  Finally this weekend I was determined to get to work finishing the quilting on this fun panel.  This was a custom order from one of my favorite customers, she picks the best projects for me!
I had to do a bit of sleuthing to find the panel.  It's an advent calendar, so I used the piece with the numbers as part of the backing.  The picture I was working from had beautiful quilting, so I did my best to capture that in my quilting.  Most of it is outlining, but the light blue was really fun to do some McTavishing style quilting on.

I was stuck on what to quilt in that final green border, so I went browsing through one of my latest book purchases:  Doodle Quilting Mania by Cheryl Malkowski.  Cheryl lives a couple of hours away, and has been a teacher at the local shop, so I am lucky to know her - she is an amazing designer and quilter, and a sweet person as well!  This book is fabulous, and I was excited to find the perfect Christmas tree idea to use in the border!  (the book is by C & T publishing - check out the opportunity later in my post to win a $100 gift certificate from them!)

Here's a peek at the back side of the quilt - I was happy to be able to use those ornaments!

I just signed up for an event that I thought some of you might be interested in as well.  Darlene over at Quilt Shop Gal is having a Virtual Fall Craft Fair!  This is the perfect event for me, I love selling my overstock of quilts and I don't like doing real life craft fairs because I'd rather be sewing.  If you'd like to participate, go check it out!  It's also great for buying wonderful handmade items - I'm working on some fun gifty holiday stuff to add to my shop for that, like these cut Log Cabin Santa's.

 So go check it out and sign up if you'd like to!  

Yesterday was the wrap up for the Once Upon a Story Blog Hop.  It's been a ton of fun, and I hope you've enjoyed the various blocks as much as I have.  There are some awesome giveaways left to enter, so go visit the following blogs and see the possibilities for making projects with the rows we've designed!

Show and Tell’s Featured Projects

Ursula Prandtstetter at Tuning My Heart Quilts
Seams To Be Sew – Creating Layouts Tutorial

It's always fun to be a part of the Row Along, and this year was one of the best.  This is that opportunity I hinted at being able to win a $100 gift certificate from C & T - visit the above blogs to enter!

Linking up with Wednesday Wait Loss.

1 comment:

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

What a fun panel to quilt! You did an awesome job. Those Santa ornaments are just too cute! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.