11/22/12

Christmas Quilt Show


It's that wonderful time of the year when we all gather to show off our Christmas and winter quilts.  These are some of my favorite quilts of any show.  Here's my quilt which I call Oregon in January:


This quilt was made for a doll quilt swap on the Quilting Board.  The theme for the swap was "Show Us Where You Live," and the object was to represent the city, county, state, etc., where the quilter lived.

I chose this pattern to depict my home state of Oregon.  The blue and white polka dot fabric was to represent falling snow.  It is free motion quilted by me.  The quilting included Leah Day's "Pine Needles" motif in the outer border, an elongated meander in the lower snow border to suggest drifting snow, and a swirling motif in the sky to suggest blowing snow.  The mountains and trees are paper-pieced, and the moon is machine appliqued.  It finished up at 17 inches x 21 inches.

This quilt was inspired by the design of Eric Gunson of Pieceful Expressions Patterns, called "Mountain's Light".  I thought it represented my state well because it reminds me of the Three Sisters mountains in Central Oregon.


I hope you like my quilt.  Be sure and visit the rest of the quilts entered in the show.  Click right here.

52 comments from clever and witty friends:

Nina Marie said...

lovely!! I'm so glad that you included the photo - you can really see how you got the idea for your quilt!

beaquilter said...

what a cute quilt

Dana Gaffney said...

I love your quilt! It really appeals to me, great colors and it is so perfect for the topic.

Kate said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the whole quilt, but really like the border fabric you choose.

sunny said...

Amazing! You really did capture your beautiful scenery.

Debbie said...

Beautiful photo inspiration. I really like the simplicity of the design because it has great impact. Super job.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Barbara, it's beautiful Great use of fabric and color.

Snoodles said...

Love your fabrics, and the quilting is wonderful! I'm off to exercise and remove a few calories that jumped into me yesterday! :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Beautiful as always Barb.

LethargicLass said...

I have always loved this one... it really does look like the photos of the mountains you always show us :)

whistlebet57 said...

Very Nice. I love the border and the snow
Elizabeth, Silverdale, Wa

Rachel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sylvia said...

Lovely! Lovely photo as well.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Lovely piece from a great inspirational photo.

CJ Tinkle said...

This is such a cool piece! I really love the way you quilted it.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like the photo and can see how you were inspired

SewCalGal said...

Excellent job on a Challenge Quilt. Truly beautiful. Truly captured where you live and just looks like a fun, fun quilt. Love it.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Connie said...

What a beautiful piece, so peaceful looking too!

Barb said...

What a wonderful quilt!

Ray said...

Lovely!!

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing your Oregon quilt. I love to see the 3 Sisters Mountains and go to the Quilt show in Sisters! I took my Sister this year and we had a grand time until the rain started...

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great piece, Barb!

Belinda said...

That's gorgeous.

quiltzyx said...

Love your Oregon In January quilt! You did a wonderful job on it. :D

knitnoid said...

Great interpretation of your theme and a calming quilt.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

A lovely representation - well done!!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Wow, Barb, I love it. Simple geometrics appeal to me most of all & you hit it here - in spades.

Eileen said...

Love it! Oregonian by birth but lived inwashington most of my life. Love your design and the quilting is great. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Eileen said...

Love it! Oregonian by birth but lived inwashington most of my life. Love your design and the quilting is great. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

LynCC said...

Barbara, this is so pretty. I love the fabrics and overall color effect. It's cool the way the pattern puts snow on the branches and mountains without taking away their own colors. I also love that photo of the Three Sisters.

Nanbon44 said...

so pretty

Sheila said...

I love your quilt !!

Lesley said...

This is adorable...and so reflective of the picture...way to go!

Carla said...

Hi there. Just popped over from the 2012 Christmas Quilt show. Lovely little quilty here

Karen said...

Your quilt is delightful. I do like it as a representation of your state.
Gorgeous fabric in the borders, too.

Needled Mom said...

Very nice and it does look a lot like the inspiration piece.

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great interpretation...love the quilting.

Hilachas said...

Beautiful mini quilt. I also like the photo you used as inspiration.

Eunique said...

Lovely interpretation of the pic. Really like your quilting.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Lovely!

Eileen said...

Beautiful blues!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your quilt is so lovely! Great design and beautiful quilting.

Patricia said...

Nice Winter mountain scene!

Christine M said...

Your quilt is lovely. I love the blue.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful job! It's gorgeous.

Linda said...

HI BEAUTIFUL QUILT!
I'M IN MONTANA+I MIGHT JUST HAVE TO DO ONE SIMILAR! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I love the modern look of this mini quilt! Beautiful!

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

Love that border print, very pretty

shez said...

so pretty well done.xx

thread189 said...

lovely!

Michele Hester said...

Nice job! Good luck and thank you for participating!

Natasha said...

Beautiful