Monday, December 13, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree . . . .

This time last year I was working on "Oh Christmas Tree" by Farmhouse Threads. It was a great December project and this weekend I enjoyed going back and reading my December 2009 posts. That's one of the many things I enjoy about having a blog, it's such a great reminder of the highs and lows of my quilting projects, this project was nothing but highs.



Oh Christmas Tree is home from the quilter. Dawn, at The Sewing Basket, did a wonderful job of bringing this tree to life.

The back shows the amount of detail and thread that went into quilting the tree.


The detail on the front is amazing too,

the star shines brightly,



and the trunk looks like it was just cut.


And if you look real close, you can spot a few gold ornaments hidden in the tree's branches.....


Whoops, one ornament fell off somewhere between Dawn's shop and my house!

I've got to do something about that....

As soon as I finished Oh Christmas Tree on the first day of 2010, I immediately starting thinking about how I would display it, and I thought about it for 11 months....

It's wonderful to have this quilt home and hanging,


right where I wanted it . . .


This is lifetime quilt number 53, it finished at 66" X 75 ", and has approximately 4,950 pieces.

To read more about Oh Christmas Tree, select "Oh Christmas Tree" from the "Categories" list on the lower right of my blog.


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21 comments:

  1. Thelma the quilt is wonderful, the quilting is amazing and it's hanging in the PERFECT spot!

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  2. Davvero stupendo....
    grazie per aver mostrato i particolari....
    bellissimo....
    Ciao ciao

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  3. Curtain rods are an ideal mode of hanging quilts. I wish I'd learned that about 15 years ago, and I could have saved myself and my husband a lot of grief. I have one quilt that is so hard to change out - and it wouldn't be if it were on a curtain rod. Oh well.

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  4. Beautiful and fun. I love the little ornaments hidden and the added touch of one that fell off. Quilts should be interesting to look at.

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  5. I remember when you were working on that quilt! It looks fabulous in the spot you picked, Thelma! And I love the gold ornaments! Another stunner!

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  6. I love it! And the ornaments on the tree is genious. You have a wonderfully creative machine quilter.

    I am getting ready to start shopping for a couple of large curtain rods for displaying quilts myself and I plan to get the clip rings like you used. I used those for the curtains on my french door and boy do they make it easy to take the curtains down for cleaning. Figured they'd be perfect for quilts too and as a bonus, no hanging sleeve to attach!

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  7. Great Christmas Tree! And I love how it is displayed!

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  8. Just in time for Christmas decorating. It looks fantastic! What a great spot to hang it. Your mantel looks good too!

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  9. Beautiful quilt! It looks great with all of your other decorations!

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  10. Oh Thelma it's in a perfect spot. I remember when you working on this beauty. :-)

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  11. It's a wonderful quilt! I love it. I have the pattern somewhere and I think it's a great project for scraps.

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  12. Who needs a real Christmas tree, when you have a wall hanging that spectacular? It is amazing and don't you just have it hanging in the most perfect spot! Is your husband just struck dumb by your creativity? Your decorations make the house look so darn inviting and festive!

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  13. Thelma, I remember when you started this quilt. You got it put unbelievably quick. It is absolutely beautiful. The detail in the quilting is totally amazing and I love the gold ornaments. A great addition to your holiday decorating. I think you found the perfect spot for it too! Hugs...

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  14. GOODNESS! Almost 5000 pieces! Wow. but it is STUNNING and looks wonderful hanging on your wall.

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  15. I remember this from your posts while making this. It is just great, and so is your quilter!

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  16. That is such a great quilt. And it looks so nice on your wall. Congratulations.

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  17. Beautiful!

    Thelma, have a great Christmas. And I hope 2011 will be a wonderful year for you and your family. Thanks for all the wonderful blogs this year; you have inspired so many of us!

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  18. OH my goodness Thelma...it is gorgeous! And so many little pieces! I love that you are never afraid of taking on a huge quilty challenge!

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  19. Thelma, this is one of my favorite quilts you've ever made. It's stunning. I don't know how you managed it with all those pieces??? The spot you picked for it is perfect!

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