Saturday, December 1, 2012

SANTA HO, HO, HO, and Winner Announced

Santa is coming to town all over the world.  Some places he comes on a train, some in a wagon, or a parade.  The children are all excited and can't wait to tell him what they want for Christmas.  They have been waiting all year to climb up on his lap and give him that list they they so carefully have rehearsed.  Their eyes are sparkling, some are grinning ear to ear.  Then there are the ones that are sooo scared.  It takes all they have to sit up there on his knee.  Isn't that what Christmas is about...the Children??

Well, I made a Santa with his red nose and his big grin, arms wide open, saying "HO, HO, HO".

I started with these fabrics:

Here are all the pieces cut.   I cut my center piece, then the boarders and my squares of green and cream to make my half square triangles:

I made my half square triangles and put all my pieces together

So far so good, it is shaping up nicely.  Next was to make my applique.  I got out my Steam-A-Seam and cut my pattern of Santa and the HO HO HO.   Don't it look like a mess here?

OK, enough of teasing, I arranged it onto the panel I had sewn together and arranged it the way I liked it.  Then I machine appliqued it in place.   Now you can see what it will look like.

I did add a 2 1/2 inch green boarder all around.  Then I layered and quilted on my machine using an all over stipple pattern.    I also quilted  lines into the beard to make it look more real.

I think he turned out sweet. What do you think?

Total size is:   41 1/2" X 29 1/2"

Unfortunately Holiday Lane Blog Hop is now over, hard to believe.  I seen some beautiful pillows, wall hanging, table toppers, etc.  The ideas that everyone had were great, it really got everyone's quilting imaginations flowing.  Thanks to Madame Samm and Pauline for their hard work and for all the great times we had.  

Before I go to and see who my two winners are, I would like to thank Missouri Star Quilt Shop for this generous giveaway.  Again, I would like to ask all my followers to check out their site...   Missouri Star Quilt Shop  They have some GREAT Christmas ideas, not only for those on your list....but for you to make your list too! 

Gee, Santa is coming a little early this year for two lucky quilters.  

I have gotten 92 comments (or entries).  
The first name drawn will receive the book:  "Farmhouse Retreat", by Renee Nanneman". 

The winner is:   Number 81.......  Denise :)  

The second name drawn will receive the book:  "Make it Modern Quilts" by Ann Hansen.

The winner is:   Number 16......Patty

(I will be e-mailing you shortly to verify your winnings)




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Mara said...

Great job on Santa, he looks very jolly.

Bouts Choisis said...

No-one could be scared of that Santa - he looks so friendly! Lynne.

Anonymous said...

HO HO HO and a stocking full of congrats!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Congratulations ladies!
Lovin' the Santa!! :)

Patty said...

Congrats to Denise. I like your Santa, and I am sure my granddaughter and I will put our book to good use.

Denise :) said...

Oh how FUN!! Thank you so much -- I can't wait to read! Your Santa is absolutely *darling*! :)

Barb Neiwert said...

Super sweet - made me smile when I saw the great face you'd put on. :)