I'm so excited! I just heard about the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show. Just in time to go from being a blog wallflower to an actual participant! As luck would have it, I have completed exactly one quilt (2 if you count the ABC class I took, where I made what is now a dog bed). It just so happens that my quilt is a winter scene, which makes it a perfect fit for the the Christmas Quilt Show.
Be sure to check out the Quilt Show by clicking on the Christmas Quilt Show or on the link in the sidebar.
So here goes:
This is a quilt I finished this past February. As you can probably tell, I loooove machine embroidery. This quilt was machine embroidered from OESD pattern # 12359. It is a wall hanging measuring 29 1/2" wide x 28" high. The background is a solid light beige cotton, and the sashing is a solid black cotton. Everything else is stitched.
It's a bit hard to see the details in the overall picture, so here are some close ups so you can see the stitches.
The embroidery was done on 24 individual blocks which were then pieced together, matching the pattern. The snowflake sashing is comprised of 20 additional pieces and 4 cornerstones.
The horse was over 100,000 stitches. The one tree was 53,000 stitches
Total stitches for the embroidery was approximately 500,000.
Batting and backing was attached and I did a stitch in the ditch to quilt it all together. Ribbon was attached to mimic window panes. I used a Kona solid in light beige for the background, and a black and gold print for the backing. It took me about 8 weeks to complete (sewing on weekends only).
I hope you like it!