Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Wed, Dec.21st...Solstice greetings to all...on the shortest day of the year. Now we can begin turning toward the light. This is my Santa Puzzle. It IS made from a pattern, rather than just worked from a block idea. It's an older Red Wagon pattern. The pattern maker had a remnent of an old quilt, and worked the pattern based on that old scrap. This was a templated pattern with many, many pieces. The best approach seemed to be to work one FC at a time, and then build the rows. It's harder to photograph this one, as it's quilte long and fairly narrow...28" X 48". Personally I love it..but then I love red and white quilts. You almost have to figure out you are looking at Santas or Father Christmas for it make sense. Not everyone's cup of tea..but it works for me. Machine pieced, hand quilted. And yes, it only has one border, the black, but its being photographed against the backing from the Candle in the Cabin quilt...*VBG* Posted by Picasa

10 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh, Finn, this one's superb!
Happy Solstice:)

Barbara C said...

This is a very unusual and very graphic quilt. Thanks for sharing. I like these non-traditional holiday pieces.

Laurie said...

Finn,
That is too adorable! At first I looked at it and said "HUH? Where is Santa?" Then I saw a BUNCH! Too cool!
Hugs
Laurie

Tropical Screamer said...

Happy Solstice, Finn.

What a great quilt. Not only is it beautiful to the eyes, but it engages the brain, too. I love things that make me think even if the smoke does get heavy at times. ;)

The quilt is so subtle and works on so many levels. Thank you so much for sharing.

I, too, love this turning point in the year. My birthday is on the longest day of the year so this always feels like the start of the journey to my birthday.

Aloha and thanks for your wonderful post.

Darilyn

dot said...

Great quilt. I love it. It took me a second look to see it was Father Christmas. Where might I find the pattern?

Sharon said...

What fun to see the Santas marching along in the Solstice evening!

Love how different it is!

Tonya R said...

Love this quilt, Finn. Mahvelous. But all those templates? Aiyee. I'm looking at it trying to figure out how to free-piece something similar-ish...

The Calico Cat said...

I like it! It is so graphic & simple! & Expertly executed!

Dawn said...

I love it Finn! It is so fun! I just may have to try it someday!

RANDI said...

I love your blog-there is much to inspire me here! I have recenlty gotten back into crafting after a LONG respite and I am looking forward to making a quilt after Christmas-I think it has been 4 years since making my last one--GASP!