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Monday, November 28, 2011

My Ginger Bread Quilt



This is my entry to the Christmas Quilt Show at Sew Cal Gal blog


The Ginger Bread Quilt was designed by Marilyn McSpadden of Kansas. She also designed the Snowman Quilt I just finished putting together. Here's a picture of hers that I just fell in love with.

As you can see she  started with just 9 blocks but when she made the pattern for her friend Pam at Sager Creek Quilt Shop she added 3 more so it could be a BOM.

The quilt measures 36" x 48", perfect Christmas wall hanging for in the dining room. I planned on quilting it myself but as you can see I haven't gotten to that yet and I'm not sure if I will before Christmas. It might have to go up as-is.  Which is still cute if you ask me.

This was  the first block and Marilyn had done her in a button hole stitch and it looked good but I wanted to see what it would look like in a satin stitch. I really liked  the look.

I do most of my appliqueing by hand but there are times I do it on the machine.
I have a Viking Sapphire 870, which does a beautiful job for me.

I did do some hand embroidery on a few of the blocks.


Like the zig-zag frosting is hand done
I do have another Christmas wall hanging that is done in redwork


I'm going to start here in a couple of days a Christmas string quilt and if you love string quilts or want to know more, check back in a few days and I'll start posting the progress from start to finish.
Turn on some Christmas music, grab a cup hot chocolate and enjoy viewing the Christmas Quilt Show.

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46 comments:

  1. Love the Gingerbread quilt, your work is amazing

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  2. I can see why you wanted to make the Gingerbread Quilt. Such a nice design, and the sentiment is so sweet. I love redwork, so that quilt I love, too.

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  3. Love both your quilts. The redwork quilt is so beutiful and remind me that I have bought that book :)

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  4. Wow, are those cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. These are adorable quilts. I love all of them.

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  6. Thank you for showing close ups...the blocks are just adorable! Love all the reds in the blocks in between. Really Christmas-y!

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  7. Oh , your gingerbread people are just to cute!! And I have an obsession for snowmen!! I have got to learn how to do that redwork stuff!! Just lovely!! Hugs

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  8. What fun and wonderful quilts

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  9. Oh my gosh, your gingerbread quilt is so cute. I am going to have to check it out. I think I need one for myself! Love your stitched quilt. I appreciate all the time that goes into them. It's beautiful!

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  10. One is just sweeter than the next. Great job.

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  11. amazing work....it is just too cute for words.

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  12. I was so enjoying the gingerbread men and then - POW - the redwork quilt just blew me away. Can it come live at my house?

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  13. Wow, fabulous quilts. The gingerbread are so adorable.

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  14. Both are just wonderful. I love the gingerbread quilt and how cute that is. But then the redwork, wow, it's stunning

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  15. You've knocked my socks off with your entries!
    WOW!!

    Carolyn
    i'm a new follower too! :)

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  16. Your gingerbread quilt is so great. Love it and the other quilt too.

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  17. Just Love your Gingerbread!! What great projects, you do lovely work.

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  18. awww, I love your gingerbread quilts. So cute.

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  19. Lovely quilts...the redwork is amazing!

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  20. Your quilts are delightful!! I love all the fun in the Gingerbread quilt. It looks great. And I adore the wonderful red work quilt too. Beautiful stitching. That one is on my to do list!

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  21. It's adorable!! Yeah, it'll look good as is this year. :)

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  22. All so nice especially the red work

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  23. They are both lovely. I don't know which is my favourite.

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  24. Both of your quilts are beautiful! :)

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  25. Two beautiful quilts. I really love the red work one.

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  26. So pretty! Your embroidery is beautiful. I love the gingerbread man idea. Great quilts!

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  27. Your quilts are both wonderful.I love the gingerbread quilt, the little ginger characters are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Those are both beautiful quilts! So nice to have such lovely items to hang up for Christmas.

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  29. Two for one click! Very Pretty applique.

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  30. I love both of your quilts, but especially the redwork!

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  31. Lovely work! I'll be back to see the string quilt in progress :-)

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  32. Have never seen a gingerbread quilt~ that is too cute!! Love the redwork, too. :o) Happy Holidays!

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  33. That Gingerbread quilt is so adorable but I think my favorite is the redwork one, so cute.

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  34. Very nice! I love to see all the Christmas quilts - such inspiration!

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  35. those are so cute! my daughter loved looking at the gingerbread one...

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  36. I love gingerbread men! Especially after the Shrek movies. :) Thank you for sharing - so cute.

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  37. The Gingerbread Quilt is so great. The red work is very special.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  38. Love your quilts. Where can I purchase a pattern for the Gingerbread quilt?

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