Yes, its' been a SWELL time making my
Vintage Santa Quilt top.
I am always late to the sewing party, as
this design came out a couple years ago.
I don't care....it's timeless.
As always, I began with cutting and labeling.
I decided to use a dark charcoal gray fabric
for the background.
Sewing the HO HO HO letters was fun and quick.
My H Letters all in a Row!
Here you can see the dark charcoal gray background.
I love all these vintage inspired prints.
The O letters were soon finished.
Then the HO blocks came together nicely!
It didn't take long for the top to be pieced.
I love an easy and quick quilt top!
I put my least favorite fabrics (hard choice) in the
bottom left corner.. The huge Santa will be appliqued over them
and they get cut away.
The HO-LD ON comes into play now.
The Santa needs to be appliqued onto the top.
I think the glue used for Lauren Heiney collages would work well!
The fabric behind the Santa will need to but trimmed out.
The Santa Panel is HUGE! 60 x 52 but Santa gets trimmed down.
You can place him on the top however you like.
Kim Hensley and I will get together and do that part next year,
Our plates are pretty full right now.
She wants to investigate long arm quilting ideas for this quilt.
I am OK with that!