Monday, November 15, 2010

My Christmas Quilt Show Entry - Design Board Monday

A Paddington Bear Christmas
For Tessa
2000
45" by 45"
Commercial Fabric/Machine Pieced & Quilted



Every once in a while, I don't think its a bad idea to remember where we came from.  I made this ten years ago as a quickie wall hanging for Christmas.  Tessa was only turning 3 and it was appropriate at the time. . . well I guess  Paddington Bear is appropriate anytime isn't he??  I remember I got the fabric on Ebay and it was from the now defunct Rose & Hubble.  I loved that company!!

Usually I try to learn and practice something with every project.  With this one I was machine quilting with a lot of shiny metallic threads including Superior Threads Glitter Hallogram which is a flat thread.  I found out that I couldn't free motion with it but it would make this funky stitch with it so I used it that way.  I didn't enjoy all of that fussing though so I never really used it again.
Anyways, since the Christmas show is so early, I'm not quite done with my new Christmas Wallhanging so I'm sharing this one for the show.  I promise to have the piecing/designing stage on the new one done by next Monday!!
You can enter this show at SewCalGal's site (its running through the week) and find more inspirational Design Walls at Judy's Patchwork.

44 comments:

  1. I think this is a cute quilt and of course Paddington is a lot of fun.
    I agree that it is a great idea to go back and look at our past work and enjoy the progress we have made.
    Your quilt looks great!

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  2. It's a cute quilt and I bet your then 3 year old loved it. My first attempt at a bed size quilt was for my 4 year old, who didn't get her Little Mermaid quilt until she was 6.

    Thanks for sharing and for reminding me to look back. Thanks.

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  3. Super cute. I also loved Rose and Hubble fabric.

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  4. I love the fabric with the small trees on it. The whole project is wonderful!
    glen

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  5. What a cute, colorful Christmas quilt. It would look good anywhere.

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  6. I love Paddington bear...what a cute quilt!

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  7. cute.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  8. What a cute Paddington Christmas quilt! It's a classic.

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  9. You are right...we should visit our beginnings. There are always lessons to be learned our older quilts. Still it is a very cute quilt.

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  10. It is amazing how quickly the years go by.....I've always loved Paddington, this is a sweet little quilt and looks well loved too.

    Happy Sewing

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  11. Paddinton's good at any age and any time of year really.

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  12. Very cute and I'll be your daughter still loves it :-)

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  13. He is so cute, sweet and loveable. That is such a charming quilt. It's nice that you try something new on your quilts. It makes them interesting.

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  14. Paddington Bear was one of my favorites growing up in Scotland. Brings back fond memories.

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  15. That past decade just flew, didn't it? Really cute Christmas quilt, perfect for snuggling and watching the tree lights :)

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  16. Yes, Paddington IS appropriate any time! As he "needs looking after," you know. ;-)

    What a cute quilt!

    ...Karen

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  17. Awwww, Paddington Bear is so cute! I love that glitter thread, really jazzes it up! Thanks so much for stopping by to see my Christmas Quilt too!

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  18. Yes, I agree, Paddington is always right, I love that quilt. Great childhood memories, thanks.

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  19. I love Paddington Bear and he never goes out of style. A really sweet quilt. Love Lois

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  20. Paddington Bear never ages...such a cute quilt!

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  21. What a cute quilt. And Paddington Bear is always adorable!

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  22. So very cute! I like your Glitter threads on it too :) Very nice!

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  23. What a charming cute quilt! Just right for a 3 yr old. I bet now it is a family keep sake.

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  24. Hai usato dei tessuti favolosi, il risultato è bellissimo!
    Ciao Domenica

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  25. Paddington Bear is so cute! I love the embellishments you added too.

    SheilaC

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  26. Very cute, you can't go wrong with Paddington...

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  27. How very sweet. I'm sure it is very snuggly.

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  28. What a sweet quilt! Paddington always has a sweet spot in my heart! Thank you for taking the time to share with us!

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  29. Paddington has always been a family favorite. I love your metallic stitching. Thanks for sharing.

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  30. Perfect for a little one, so cute!

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  31. Paddington Bear - he is so cute!

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  32. Such a cute quilt! I'll bet Tessa loves it.

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  33. Who doesn't like Paddington Bear???!!!
    That is a very cute quilt. Bet Tessa likes it a lot.
    Elzaan

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  34. Such a cute Christmas quilt. Your daughter must still love it!

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  35. Thank you for your comment. Your christmas quilt is lovely!

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  36. I love this! And I love stars. So cute!

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  37. Ahh. So very cute. Love Paddinton. Thanks for sharing in the Christmas Quilt Show.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  38. Your quilt is so cute. The bears are so adorable.

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  39. This is by far one of the cutest quilts I have seen. great job!

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