Quilt remix

I did a lot of sewing this weekend!  My local Husqvarna Viking dealer hosts a Christmas quilt competition every year where the winners win gift certificates to the store.  I’ve never entered before and hadn’t thought about making a Christmas quilt for this year’s competition. After a convincing e-mail from one of the store’s employees (thanks, Bunny!) I decided to go for it. She suggested I tweak my Delightful Tweets e-Pattern
(which is now available as an immediate download e-pattern) into something more Christmas-y and enter it.  I sat at my netbook, opened up EQ7 and after a few (well, about 15….) minutes here is what I came up with….

compare it to the original, Delightful Tweets:
 
I think I did good!  What do you think?
I added some snow using the same technique I used in this mini quilt.
I don’t know where the idea came from but I puffed up the birdie to make him more 3-dimensional, too.
It’s kinda like trapunto… I think.
I’ll be honest… I don’t really know what trapunto  is or how its done but I know that whenever someone points to a quilt and says something about trapunto it has areas that puff out.  So, I’m guessing this is close.
 I’m not in love with the fabrics I used but I had to make do with what I had!
Another stash buster project!  Gotta love those!
p.s.-  The original Delightful Tweets e-Pattern is available for sale in my shop as an immediate download.  That means no waiting.  As soon as you pay you’ll be redirected to the download link.

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3 Responses to Quilt remix

  1. Judy October 26, 2010 at 9:37 am #

    Very cute! A great take on the original! LOVE the background quilting! I need to get on a table runner spree to work on my quilting technique (or lack thereof!!)

    Good luck in the competition!

  2. Mrs. Sassy Crafter October 26, 2010 at 10:08 am #

    wow Vanessa! it is beautiful, it would be nice to make it round and put it under the Christmas tree…..augh! I wish I was at least half talented as you are to make some quilts…You should totally make one for under the tree!!!! =D

  3. Andrea M October 27, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    I really love how you used what you already had in your stash. Good for you. Thanks for always being so upbeat and wonderful. I really enjoy looking at your blog. Sew on!

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