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Thread: Classic Santa's Applique Quilt

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    Classic Santa's Applique Quilt

    Here is my latest project. I stumbled on these Santa applique blocks while at a local guild show. I found 5 Santa kits in the bargain bins a year ago and later was able to find the patterns for the other 7 Santa's on line. This was a BOM program several years ago; however, I did not do the same layout. I just did the Santa blocks, used one pieced block for center, designed Christmas tree blocks to balance it out. When assembled, this screamed "scalloped edge" to me so I learned a new technique with this. I purchased Quilt in A Day" ruler called "Scallops, Vines & Waves" and it was super easy to do. I just need to bind it but I am undecided on the color of binding so it you have a recommendation, I'm all ears. It's a toss-up to use same as border or gold or maybe cream. See? Undecided...lol!! All appliqué is turned edge and machine sewn.


    I FMQ'd on my domestic simple curls in background after Mctavishing one and ripping it out. With the pieced blocks as backgrounds it looked wonky so...there ya go.. Border is straight line fence I did with a ruler...my first time with ruler work. The center block I tried a new technique using quilting paper and FMQ'd a poinsettia. So, learned lots of new stuff with this one. Lots of detail on each Santa qpplique... The backing is from a bolt I have had and have no idea why I bought but it's Christmas Tiding from Wyndham Fabrics. All this from my stash so I'm very happy about that. Thanks for looking!!


    Blocks are from pattern: Classic Santas by Sue Garman. You can find the quilt pattern here: https://www.comequilt.com/shop/block...sic-santas.htm
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    Love your santas, Teen. I do like your layout better than the original design. Yes, it did scream scallop edge ... lol ....
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    Beautiful! The scallops look great.
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    Stunning work. Did you do needle turn, freezer paper, or raw edge? Love those santas.

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    nicely done
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    Very nice!

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    Fun Christmas quilt! Nice work

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    Lots of cute Santa's. How fun! Great job!

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    What a wonderful quilt! I love the scalloped edge as well as the fabric you used for the border. Your Christmas trees made with circles are a wonderful addition. They remind me of topiary. You really did a great job on this.

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    Beautiful Christmas quilt.
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    What a great quilt! Your scalloped edges look great. And I see tiny hints of red or maroon (not sure how accurate my phone screen color is) in the border fabric. I would choose a binding on that color, just my two cents.

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    Wow! So much work!

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    ​Great Santa quilt!

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    Beautiful Teen! Love how you pulled it all together by creating your own design layout, FMQ variations, scalloped border, etc.. As for binding, I think a flange of two low volume contrasting colors would frame this well. I like the idea of burgundy/red inside a neutral like the swirl in your border? Whatever you decide I'm sure it will be great!

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    Wow Teen, it turned out beautifully. What a family heirloom your Santa quilt will be. You did a fantastic job.
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    I like yours MUCH BETTER! you could not see the Santa's on theirs
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    oh.....love the way the scallops set the Santa's off....I never would have thought to use scallops!

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    I like how the Santa's are incorporated into different quilt block patterns. Very nice.

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    Wonderful quilt and quilting. I like your backing fabric and sashing fabric.

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    This is amazing, Teen! What gorgeous applique work! I love how you set the Santas on top of the neutral shoo-flys. Beautiful quilt
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    Beautiful Santa's and love your scallops.

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    Your quilt is adorable. I would maybe keep the same color as your border so as not to take away from your lovely applique's.

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    I agree that I would use a burgundy or maroon for the binding.

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    Thank you for the lovely comments, everyone. So sweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
    Stunning work. Did you do needle turn, freezer paper, or raw edge? Love those santas.
    Thank you, Jane. I use the Appliquick method, which uses light stabilizer and is turned edge. Youtubes available. however, I hollow out the stabilizer to avoid stiffness in applique pieces. I learned that thru Judi Madsen. I like my quilts mushy and cuddly...lol...
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    Oh you're right the scalloped border is perfect! Love the whole thing! I would use the green binding.

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