29 November 2011
Here is an oldie that was finished in 1989! It is machine pieced, hand appliqued, and machine quilted; 100% cotton; size is 30 x 36.
The tan/brown for the reindeer was gradation dyed. The original color is on Rudolf. The inner ears and the eyes are painted. The eyes were then stitched on with just a bit more stuffing to make them stand out with each reindeer having a different expression. All the noses were also stuffed a bit fuller. Echo quilting defines each reindeer while a continuous-line quilted holly leaf edges the border. Each reindeer's name is quilted just on the inside edge of the green border.
This quilted wallhanging was entered into Creative Quilting Magazine's Winter/Holiday Quilt Contest December 1990 and was one of 25 semifinalists in America. It went to the Houston Quilt Show in a special exhibit in October 1990 and at Christmas was displayed in a book store on 5th Avenue in New York City.
Every year, this little quilt gets hung up on my wall as part of my Christmas decorations.
I am entering this quilt in the 2011 Christmas Quilt Show. Please visit SewCalGal to view more quilts.