Sunday, August 4, 2013

HO, HO, HO, A Quilting I Did Go....

HO, HO, HO, It is my day to show what I made....Boy did I think out of the box this time!  I was asked one time if I was one who colored outside the lines.  Well, you ask my mom and she will tell you, "All the time!"

Before I show you what I did, I want to give a big thank you to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt  and Madame Samm for coming up with this idea of a HO, HO, HO hop and also for all their hard work.  It sure is appreciated by all of us.


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OK, guess you are all wondering what I came up with.  First let me tell you that it has been a HOT summer so far.  I truly don't want to complain though.  My family is healthy, the garden is doing great, my flowers are beautiful, I am busy, busy, and ready for a

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Keeping that in mind........Wouldn't Santa be thinking the same thing???

Well, I decided to draw Santa on a Tropical Island on Vacation, having fun and enjoying his summer off.




I started out with just having him on the beach, but wanted to try something different.  I had no drawings, or grafts, or even ideas.   I just went with what I felt at the time.  I wanted to make it look like he was on a Tropical Island (as best I could) So I found these fabrics for landscaping.




 I picked out different fabrics and laid them out in kid of the order I thought I would like.  Then pressed what I wanted and then made my curves and folded down the edges where I thought they would look good.




(Once I made a curve, it was easy to keep re-creating it)  I knew that when layering fabric for landscaping, the layers in the distant should be close and the foreground further apart, to give it the illusion of perspective.

I did one layer at a time, putting them where I wanted and pinning in place with flower head pins so they laid flat. 



After I had all my pieces where I wanted them and pinned in place, it was time to sew them on.  When I sewed my layers, I started with the last layer I put on.  I used monofilament thread so not to be see and stitched close to the fold.




After all the layers were sewn on, I trimmed (squared) and put my applique where I wanted, pressed in place and machine appliqued on.  After the applique was sewn on, I put my frame on (boarders).  I decided to use my brighter Timeless Treasure Batiks.  (since it is to be summer, hot and on a Tropical Island)

I quilted it with my machine, trying to emphasize the landscape and sun in the sky. Sewed on my binding, painted some detailing in the sand, face, sailboat.  Total size:    22" X 24".








OK, I know this is probable not what was expected, I did make another:




Below is the list of all the other HO, HO, HO posts for today.   I can't wait to see what they did.  Grab a cup of coffee and come join me,

August 5

HERE IS THE LIST FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK:


This is a company that has their own beautiful patterns for bags, toppers, etc.  Not to mention the beautiful fabric choices (and GREAT prices), Plus they have a full line of "Floriani" Embrodery patterns.

So, to enter, be a follower of mine and leave me a comment.  Go to "The Sewing Basket" and sign up for their newsletter "Nuts and Bolts".  While you are there, be sure to visit their free stuff and i.  nfo page.  They  also have some terrific classes.  For a second entry go to their facebook page and "like"

This contest is open to anyone, anywhere, but please make sure you have an e-mail for me to contact you.  I will keep it going all week.  Saturday, August 10th, I will go to Random.org and let it pick a winner and post it.

Good luck to you all.....

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!

91 comments:

Judy B said...

Your Santa on vacation is sew cute! Also love your Ho Ho Santa. Thank you for sharing.

agnieszkak said...

Thank you for sharing :) Great project :) Have a nice day :)

Heleen Groot said...

I LOVE your idea of Santa on a beautiful tropical beach. The man deserves a vacation after all! It looks really beautiful too, and that from just an idea. Amazing. Having said that. I also love the more traditional Santa. Really Christmassy. Well done!

Sharon said...

Very creative. Your Santa on vacation turned out great. Well both of your Santa's are wonderful....Yes I am a follower. Have a great day.

Baa. xxx said...

That is great! It is so fun to see Santa at the beach - he really looks like he is enjoying himself. It's what we do at Christmas - hit the beach and enjoy the summer weather.

Gill said...

What fun - of course Santa would be on the beach at this time of year!!
Thanks for sharing!
I'm a follower and I signed up for 'nuts and bolts'

Darlington Gal said...

I love it! It makes perfect sense to find Santa at the beach this time of year....let the elves do all the work...He doesn't really need to get started until Dec 1 checking that naughty and nice list anyway! Fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing. BTW...I follow by email and I'm off to sign up for nuts and bolts right now. kmcassie [at} gmail (dot] com

tubakk said...

I love your Santa on vacation. Oh yes, he needs that, because the rest of the year he is living here with us in the cold part of Norway.

Britt-Inger said...

I love love your Santa on vacation. It is a sew awesome project. You have put a smile on my face and I am still smiling

charlotte said...

Both quilts are cute. Thank you for sharing.

JoyceLM said...

Love your Santa projects. I'm a follower. Thanks.

Madame Samm said...

Ohh Jane, you are truly an artist. love your beached Santa and your Ho Santa is adorable.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your Santa on the beach piece is just wonderful! Thanks for showing us your process too.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Adorable projects so much fun!!

Editha said...

Good work ! Thank you for sharing!

Thearica said...

Santa is marvelous!!

patchouli moon studio said...

What fun Santa quilts!!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

So cute and creative - I can just picture Santa on his vacation. :) I love the traditional one too. The big Ho Ho Ho letters are perfect! blessings, marlene

Debbie Rogowski said...

definitely outside the lines :) I love the way you did the sand and water. The other santa is nice too. I've been a follower for a long time. Now I'm a follower on FB too.

Mimi said...

You have come up with a very sweet idea and thanks for the mini tute!! I follow you via GFC. Thanks for sharing in the hop!

Carol said...

Wow, Santa at the beach is great! What creativity! The traditional quilt is also beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Yay for vacation, Santa looks to be enjoying himself :)

apple blossom said...

love the Santa on the beach quilt and the other quilt is gorgeous

Thanks for sharing and the chance to win the giveaway

I'm a follower

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Margaret said...

I love your Santa. Thanks for sharing. I am your follower

Margaret said...

Liked the sewing basket on facebook and signed up for their newsletter

Tammy said...

I am a follower via Bloglovin. Love the santa on the beach quilt. Signed up for the newsletter over their. Their site is new to me.conn_and_vans_mom at yahoo dot com

Jeanie said...

Love both seasons of Santas! Of course, Santa needs a well deserved, warm vacation. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

How adorable!!! Love it!

Sarah Correa said...

Oh yes, santa deserves a vacation! Great job!

Connie said...

How creative, love both of your Santa wall hangings!! Of course I am a follower, thanks!

Connie said...

I liked The Sewing Basket on FB and also signed up for their newsletter, thanks!

Carol said...

Your Santa on vacation is so beautiful! Thanks for showing the process...very interesting. Ho Ho Ho Santa is beautiful! You were very busy and certainly deserve a vacation. :O)

Fiesta said...

I love your projects. Thank you for participating in the hop.

Leah said...

I love both your Santa quilts! The first one is definitely what Santa would be doing in July and August. ;)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a new follower and couldn't wait to see your Santa quilt! I live in Florida so I can really appreciate this one! Very neat! I love it!

Nellie Duclos said...

Jane-I adore your Santa. He is very cute and I'm sure enjoying his July vacation, resting up for a busy holiday season. From California, thanks for sharing.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Following via email. Beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

Lou said...

Cute!
Great projects!

Linda said...

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Denise Russell said...

What a great landscape quilt! That is what Christmas looks like in Brazil, where I am originally from... I love the Santa Claus one, too. You have been busy!!!

pinsandneedles said...

Haha! Your tropical island Santa is so cute! That is Christmas somewhere in the world! LOL thanks for sharing.

Just Quilt It said...

I love both of your Santas. Thanks for sharing how you layered your landscape! I am following your site and signed up for "Nuts and Bolts" plus liked on fb. Great give-away!

MooseStash Quilting said...

Oh Ms Jane, you sure know how to entertain us. Just how cute is ole Santa at the beach! Love your bit more traditional Santa too.

jan said...

Both of your projects are great! Thanks for sharing.
jan

feltfree på Åsly said...

What a lovely Santa Thanks for sharing

tink's mom said...

Love Santa in July. He really is on holiday. Thanks for sharing the process. Your detail is wonderful. My favorite detail is the sand castle.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

You are so creative! I love Santa on vacation...looks like he's in Maui.
Your traditional Santa is sweet. Thanks for the info on the sewing basket. Looking forward to their newsletter. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Haha, hoho, love the Summer Santa, so clever. Thanks for sharing your process too! Adorable!

Vickie said...

LOL, that's where we all should be on a 100 degree day like today, good thinking ! I love both your quilts ! KUDDOS ! BTW What's the little Santa fellow drinking ?

Joanna said...

I am following you and signed up for the newsletter from The Sewing Basket. You did an amazing job making the vacationing Santa; even his umbrella drink is cute. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Joanna said...

I liked the Sewing Basket on facebook.

madebymeinred said...

Great creation! You really made me smile--laugh too.

pamspretties57 said...

Hiya Jane!!! I love that tropical Santa, such creative work. Thanks for the mini tutorial too. I signed up to follow you by email, and I signed up for the Nuts and Bolts newsletter. Thanks for sharing and for having the giveaway. Merry Christmas, blessed be, hugs!!! Pam

pamspretties57 at gmail dot com

Joyce Carter said...

Cute projects, Jane. I really like Santa on the beach. That fabric makes the project look so real, I wanted to reach out and touch it. Great job. Thank you for sharing today.

Linda J said...

You did a fun unexpected version of Santa and then a more traditional one. I love it! I am passing on the giveaway but am a follower. Give someone else a random extra chance if you want.

Rosa said...

Wonderful projects and very creative!
I do follow.Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Dawn said...

Both of your quilts are great! I love your beach Santa! Fun projects! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie58 said...

Love the wall hangings. They are great. Thanks so much for sharing. I am a follower and have signed up for the newsletter.

Sandy said...

Such a fun quilt, I love the waves fabric!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

I love your anta on the beach, great work really!!!
The classic ho ho ho Santa is cute to, but not so funny *lol*
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
I do follow ;-)

VickiT said...

Your Tropical Santa is awesome. So original. Beautiful job. And the Ho, Ho, Ho Santa quilt is just beautiful.

I am already a follower via email notification and Bloglovin'.

VickiT said...

I have signed up for the Nuts and Bolts newsletter also.

Sherry said...

Love your projects thanks for sharing and for offering the giveaway

maggie said...

Santa on the beach! Great! After all It is Christmas in Hawaii and Down Under right??

I do love your other Santa as well. Cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

evelyn said...

Both projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Janarama said...

Santa on the beach is too cute. I love your Ho Ho Ho Santa quilt.

Rhonda said...

I love your Santa on the beach. Thanks for the how-to!!
I'm a follower!!

Beth said...

Oh what cute projects!!!! I am now a follower.

Beth said...

I "liked" the Sewing Basket FB page.

Annette Schultz said...

Oh can't you feel that warm sand between your toes .... I think Santa can. Love your Quilt.
I have never seen the purse cards before ..... you have got my interest I'll have to check those out
thanks for sharing and hosting a give away
in stitches

Suze said...

I love both your Santas. Santa at the beach is just adorable and very, very creative. Your other Santa is more traditional and just as beautiful. I love them both. I love the whimsical Santa and the childish of him. I always love a traditional Santa. You did an amazing job on each of them. Thank you for participating and giving us great eye candy. Congrats on being a pick of the day - well deserved. Thanks for the great giveaway. I always like to know about a new quilting shop with great items. Many thanks.

Melody said...

Gorgeous projects.

sandra said...

I love seeing Santa on a well deserved vacation. The other Santa is lovely . Thanks for sharing.

cyndiofthevortex said...

I just became a follower! I love your stuff. I'm glad I found you through this hop. Your Santas rock!

cyndiofthevortex said...

Sign up for newsletter - check.
Like them on Facebook - check.
Win prizes? We'll see!

Abbigail said...

I love your projects! Santa on the beach is very clever! LOL!
I signed up for the newsletter.
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Abbigail said...

I liked nuts and bolts on facebook.
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Robin said...

I love both your Santas!

shawn said...

Your project is so cute, great job and thanks for the chance.

(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

I am a follower!

LJ said...

Loved the Santa quilt with HO, HO, HO; what a wonderful reminder of the hop you were in. Your landscape quilt is outstanding - you sure got that landscape right. Excellent choice of fabrics. I'm so pleased that Santa's having a restful and relaxing summer. :)

Christine M said...

Both quilts are gorgeous. Your beach Santa must be here in Australia!

Theresa said...

Your beach Santa is adorable.

Emily C said...

Love santa on vacation. He probably should have shaved to complete the disguise though =)
I am a follower.

BizyStitches said...

1. I do follow you and I signed up for the Newsletter. Love your cute idea of the Santa on the beach and of course the other Santa was too cute. Thanks.

BizyStitches said...

2. I went to facebook and "LIKED"

Cathy's Chatter said...

How cute! Love the Santa on the beach. Very original. I am a follower. Merry Christmas early!

Kathy H said...

Both are really cute but I especially love the Santa on the beach.

gtcoursey said...

Lot's of work on Santa. Maybe you need a vacation now. Love It!!!

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Love Santa at the beach!
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Audrey said...

Both your pieces are wonderful. One very traditional and the other not so, but so, so precious. Love Santa at the beach. He deserves a warm vacation. Thanks for being part of the blog hop.