Monday, November 23, 2009

He Knows When You Are Sleeping . . . . . . . . .


Here it is, my red snowball challenge quilt, which I have named, "He Knows When You Are Sleeping". It's Quilt # 52 and finished at 60" X 72".

I'm am so happy with this quilt. I enjoyed swapping the creams, making the blocks, and looking at those smiling Santa faces everyday for 10 days.

At first I thought about going with a black inner border, and putting a block in the corners to separate the Santas.

I quickly dropped the black in favor of red. But I didn't like how this block looked in the corner.
So I made a different block, but I didn't like it either.

In the end, I decided I wanted uninterrupted Santas surrounding the snowball blocks. I matched the corners up as well as I could. I think once it's quilted it will be hard to pick out where the Santas meet.

I plan to use this material, cut on the bias, for the binding. It's a companion fabric to the Santa fabric.

I'm going with cream Moda flannel for the back.

Thanks again to Allyson and Nicole for hosting the challenge, thanks to my cream swapmates, and good luck to all who are joining this challenge. I look forward to seeing your quilts.

The quilt looks so much better in person, these poor pictures do not do it justice.

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21 comments:

  1. Love the red snowball challenge quilt! Again.. you are so productive. I can't wait to see what you make next.
    Blessings

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  2. It looks amazing, Thelma! It motivates me to get mine finished! I agree with your decision to go without those corner blocks in the border.

    I just sent you an email about the Incredible Shrinking Quilters Bee - come join up on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/groups/shrinking/

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  3. Good choice on the border fabric - it is hard to see where the santas meet and I think it looks adorable!

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  4. I love it . . . it's wonderful !! . . . has me thinking about a piece of fabric I have with snowmen . . . hmmmmmmmm . . . maybe after the 1st of the year . . .

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  5. Really like the way you finished the quilt. Great job with all the Santas surrounding the snowballs. Absolutely love the fabric you chose for the binding.

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  6. I love this quilt. It is so pretty. And those Santa's are just the cutest.

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  7. This turned out so cute. Love the borders and how it is full blocks. May have to rethink mine. Congratulations on finishing so quickly.

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  8. Adorable! I love everything about this quilt, and it's been fun to see it come together.

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  9. I had fun watching your progress on this quilt, you made it really fast :) The santa fabric is so adorable. I like the border, and how you didn’t add a block on the corners, it looks good the way you finished it. Flannel will be perfect for the backing :)

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  10. Your progress on this was truly amazing! I think you were the first person to get their quilt done! What perfect border fabric. I think you made the right choice with the way you finished it.

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  11. Love it! You did a great job, Thelma. It's so fun. Perfect for Christmas. Congratulations on finishing.

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  12. nice job! YOu have given me the insentive to actually start this challenge.

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  13. You are sooooo fast! I am still in the fabric gathering stage!

    I love the fact that you chose a theme for the quilt. I think the quilt is very successful!

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  14. Thelma, you have done a wonderful job on this quilt. It is absolutely adorable. You should be very proud of it. I like how you did the corners also. I do enjoy reading your blog and seeing what you are up to.

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  15. You are amazing! I am stilling drowning in 1/2 square triangles!!! Love the theme of your snowball quilt and the border fabric. Good job!

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  16. WOW! Just WOW! What else is there to say?

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  17. Great quilt. I am amazed that you finished so fast. What are you going to do for the rest of the Challenge time? LOL. I haven't gotten beyond getting my strips sent out. But I have the excuse of not being here for two weeks. Again, Great Quilt.

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  18. NO WAY!!! I can not believe you are done!!! Will you come to my house?! But it is great. I loved that you were putting santa's face in some of the blocks. Really love that you used the same fabric for the border. Congrats on the finish. How are you going to quilt?

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  19. Wow! So inspiring! I think you have inspired me to actually start this weekend! Have a great holiday weekend.

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  20. Well done ...... that was super quick, but what a beauty it is.

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  21. Another fabulous challenge piece...sure wish I had joined in on the fun with it! Love how you sprinkled a few Santa faces in some of the blocks.

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