SewCalGal’s 2011 Christmas Quilt Show

If you follow my blog you must know that I love Christmas. And I love quilting. Of course that brings on a lot of Christmas themed quilts. So when Jennifer pointed out to me the SewCalGal’s Christmas Quilt Show I knew I had to participate 😀

First I bring you ‘Jólasveinakvæði’ (or the Yuletide lads quilt) witch I designed and made before last Christmas.
It is based on an old Icelandic folk tale about 13 brothers who now days serve as kind of an Icelandic Santa’s.


I also made a small table runner from some of my yuletide collection test pieces
Christmas Table Runner

Next up is Tree Trimming a design from Sewhooked Witch I made for my grandparent’s wedding anniversary (December 23d) last year.

Tree Trimming

My Christmas project this year is what I call ‘Sue got mail’ This little wall-hanging has pockets to hold my Christmas cards (once they start arriving) again these are patterns from Sewhooked

2011 Christmas project

I’m also working on patterns based on the classic christmas cartoon Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. And am planing on making placemats from these 🙂


These are my Christmas offerings 🙂
Be sure to go to and see all the other holiday loveliness 🙂


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53 Responses to SewCalGal’s 2011 Christmas Quilt Show

  1. Barbara says:

    These are all sweet as can be.

  2. Lesley says:

    You have some wonderful Christmas entries. My kids grew up with the rudolph cartoon…your block is right on! My other favorite is trimmng the Christmas tree…love it!

  3. sdaurio says:

    so many cute things. It must be fun at your house during the holidays!!

  4. Cool Christmas Quilts! Love the Christmas Tree Quilt! Thanks for sharing! Love seeing everyone’s Christmas Quilts!

  5. Jacque says:

    Love the idea of the placemats – so cute! And your card holder is wonderful!

  6. Joanna says:

    Your quilts are so interesting and fun to view. I love the tree and Rudolph, but they are all pretty.

  7. Christine M says:

    Lovely Christmas projects.

  8. sharon says:

    Love the paper piecing – just cute little pieces you have shared.

  9. Wilma Eichler says:

    My favorite is the tree with the geese.

  10. Nima says:

    they are are all lovely

  11. Lynette says:

    Wow! These are fabulous. Love the Rudolph theme work. We still watch that every yrear even though the kids are college-aged. I didn’t know abot the 13 brothers – off to look that up. 🙂

  12. Sandy N says:

    Those placemats are going to be wonderful!

  13. Mary says:

    The quilts are wonderful annd I like the story they tell.

  14. Carolyn says:

    You have such a beautiful collection!

  15. May Britt says:

    Thanks for showing your collection.

  16. stephanie says:

    Hi! I’m your neighbor in the quilt show! I went to Iceland once about twenty years ago. What a BEAUTIFUL country with great friendly people! It was a marvelous trip! Your quilt are very detailed and pretty. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Carrie P. says:

    Great entries.
    Love Rudolph.

  18. Karen says:

    You have a delightful collection of Christmas quilts. You must have a wonderful display at Christmas.

  19. nanbon44 says:

    WOW, you tree is wonderful and so is your other items, but the tree is my favorite..

  20. Mary C in WA says:

    Your Rudolf is cute!

  21. Margaret Parks says:

    What great work. Really creative. I like it all.

  22. Teresa says:

    What a great collection of Christmas quilting

  23. Judi says:

    Wow – your Rudolph is very realistic. Nice work on all the pieces 🙂

  24. joan says:

    Your quilts are adorable. The first one reminds me of some patterns that I have from Alaska with little eskimos. I should get them out and make them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

  25. ofenjen says:

    I’m so glad you posted your Christmas quilts! If I can get a good photo of the one I just finished putting the binding on, it will be up today. It’s been raining here (yay!), so I haven’t had a chance for a good outdoor photo like I usually do.

    • liljabs says:

      Thank you for pointing it out to me 🙂
      at least you only have rain, I’m knee high in snow when I go out the door these days 😛

  26. karen says:

    i love Rudolph!!!

  27. Rachel says:

    Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts – such inspiration!

  28. Quilty Jen says:

    Such great projects! I love all the people you make!

  29. Rachel says:

    Awesome quilts! Thanks for sharing!!

  30. loveolamb says:

    oh my goodness, you had me at the mrs. claus and santa looking at each other – then i saw rudolph.

  31. loveolamb says:

    (that last one was from laurel – it just had me logged in as loveolamb)

  32. Jocelyn says:

    Very fun quilts!

  33. Very fun! Thank you for sharing!

  34. Janet says:

    I must learn more about the Yuletide lads. And the Christmas tree quilt is lovely.

  35. Heather says:

    Wow, your paper piecing is amazing.

  36. Barb N says:

    It’s evident you enjoy Christmas – your quilts are wonderful!

  37. Karen O says:

    Great creativity in these. So cute!

  38. Kelli says:

    Lov eyour Christmas projects, esp. Rudolph! 🙂

  39. Michele says:

    I just can’t pick a favorite! I thought it was the tree, but then I saw the card holder and then Rudolph! I can’t get over how much that looks like the show 🙂

  40. Sally King says:

    Love all your Christmas quilts. My daughter said she wants to run away to Iceland. lol

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