Monday, December 10, 2007

A walk with Santa in the woods...

Each year, I hold "Christmas in July" for my quilt group. We do a project that month that hopefully gets everyone in the mood to start working on things for December whether for ourselves or gifts. Back in 2000, I used an online free paperpiecing project which was a quick and easy small quilt. Once I had mine put together, I decided I wanted to do more to it and make it a bit larger.


Here are some of the quilts hanging at our Quilt Show in 2003. Mine is in the center and you can see four others hanging with it. Don't forget to click on the photos to enlarge them.


I have mine sitting on our table up at Cranberry Cottage this year. I found this cute cake stand in a shop that was going out of business and got 50% off. I thought it would look adorable with my quilt which I named "A walk in the woods with Santa". A perfect quilt for our cottage in the woods!

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Heidi, this is so nice. I love the red tiered stand you found. I bet Cranberry Cottage is crying for you to come put your tree up.
Have a great time in Brugge and tell Maggie hi for me.

Mandie said...

How CUTE! I love the fabric you used on the quilt! very nice :o) The Santa tin is adorable too! Love you!!!!

Mandie

Anonymous said...

Hello Heidi. I can't remember I've seen them before but I like them very much. Would like to make one too but first I have to do my Christmaspresents. As every year I have started too late!
See you.
Elly

Teresa said...

Heidi,
The quilt and the cake stand look beautiful together. You do such a lovely job of decorating.

Take care
Teresa

Joanne said...

I love the quilt, Heidi! Is the pattern available somewhere? I just love it. The cake stand goes so perfectly with your Christmas decorations. I sent you two emails recently and hope you're well :) Hugs, Joanne

angelasweby said...

Oh Heidi, I just love your quilt and the name is absolutely perfect. The extra border you put around the main design really emphasises the tree pattern. It looks just right displayed with that pretty festive cake stand. You have a natural talent for creating an eyecatching display :>)
Hugs, Angela

Nancy said...

I love your little quilt Heidi, and I think A Walk with Santa in the Woods is the perfect name. What a great thing to have at Cranberry Cottage. The red cake stand is too cute!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Heidi your quilt is adorable and I love it on your table with the red cake stand. I WANT that cake stand, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

patchwitch said...

Ah, Heidi, I like this project and name is just perfect.
'Christmas in July' sounds a good idea. I usually start Christmas projects in autumn and I am always late... The cake stand goes perfectly with your quilt!

Carolien said...

Your quilt looks lovely, Heidi. I like the colours of it. It must be such a luxurious feeling that you can adapt your house and cottage season by season with all those beautiful quilts!

Greetings, Carolien

Anonymous said...

I love your quilt! You have accessorized it so nicely. Everythng looks so cozy and inviting.

Terri said...

Hello my dear!
Keeping busy as usual, I see! Are you all ready for Christmas? Have you much snow there?
Hope all is well!
God bless.
Terri

Christine said...

Oh wow. Beautiful quilt Heidi. Love how you added the borders. Your photos always look like pictures in a magazine. In addition to being a pattern desiger I think you should publish decorating books too.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Darling quilt, Heidi! Perfect for your holiday table. I just love the whole design.
Hugs, Deb

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Beautiful! Where do you find time to do all of these wonderful crafts?
Love the cake stand! Right up my RED alley!

love ya,
Becky

Solstitches said...

What a gorgeous little quilt Heidi.
I love the cake stand idea. I've never seen a cake stand that wasn't made of glass so I was quite interested to see it.
Cranberry Cottage is looking very festive indeed.

DaisyGirl said...

Heidi,
Your quilt is wonderful! I love it! Makes me want to start quilting again!
Donna

Kristen said...

Ok, LOVE LOVE LOVVVEEE this! :) Beautiful!

Yuko said...

Oh wow Heigi, your quilts works are sooo wonderful and beautiful!!!
I really love these two Christmas quilts very much, they are so stunning!!!
It's so wonderful that you can do both quilt and cross stitch very well, I admire it!