Sunday, February 26, 2012

Santa wallhanging

Kitset 'Country Santa 017' from The Wooden Bear Quilt Designs
Designed by Kelly Mueller
Finished this on Saturday 3rd March, quite appropriate really as it was the anniversary of Granny's passing and it was she who introduced me to crafting:

Machine patched and quilted; hand stitched applique
Found this kitset in my box of 'things to do one day' and started on it in January.  Got held up by the fact I needed to find a darning foot for my machine so I could do the freemotion quilting on the background before adding the applique Santa.

Step One: The patched backing
Step Two: free motion quilting of a stipple pattern - my first ever machined fmq - so easy! Love it!

The stippled background

The back - cream quilting for the background, green for the border



  1. I am IMPRESSED that this is your first attempt at fmq! Please post pictures of your progress....I look forward to it.

    1. Thank you! I haven't yet attempted the patterned challenges for my FMQ block of the month challenge - that could be a different story!

  2. Wow awsome stipling, I really like your your Country Santa. The green raggy boarder frames the Santa nicely