February 8, 2016

Ho, Ho, Ho It's Santaland!

An old friend came home last week - my embroidered pillow that appeared in the book Santaland by my friends Brian, Christina, Eula and Kay. It's been hanging out on display at Quilting Bits and Pieces in Eudora, Kansas, (which happens to be owned by Christina, Eula and Kay) and happens to be a charming, small-town shop full of wonderful fabric, notions and books!



This was a fun, fun book that came out a few years ago - full of fabulous Christmas-themed quilts and projects drawn by Brian - including...

 

Brian asked me to create this pillow for the book and, of course, who could say no to this adorable Santa!? I decided to go with non-traditional colors, including the chartreuse border. I kinda like it for the non-traditional types. But of course you could make yours in any color combos you like!

Check out the details...


A rickrack flange adds texture, and a bit of the unexpected! And check out the French knots for the fleece on Santa's hat and coat. French knots are a bit tedious for me so I just did a few of them - you get the point and I didn't have to spend hours filling in the entire area!

You can get your copy of Santaland here: http://www.ctpub.com/santaland/

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