Friday, December 11, 2009

Gingerbread House Quilt

I decided it was time to take a break from my Christmas party tasks today, and join in the fun of the Virtual Christmas Quilt Show from Sew Cal Gal's blog. I have made quite a few Christmas quilts over the years, but will share a special one for this post.

Back in the nineties, I was the lucky winner of the December Block Party blocks at the Capital Quilters Guild in Raleigh. The pattern was a simple house with a chimney design, that we were encouraged to embellish as desired.

They were all really cute!



If you glance to the left upper sky section, you will see Santa and his sleigh...

How about a candy house? Lots going on here!
One of my favorites...Santa's boot is just disappearing down the chimney. And I love the lace work to make the gingerbread trim!
My own house block was plain and simple...
Not this one...lots going on in this candy house!
I put all the houses in a nine-patch design, and bordered them with Gingerbread Men from a Debbie Mumm design. Many of the ginger people were embellished with trinkets or fused novelty fabrics that represented our hobbies and interests.
I was teaching elementary school at the time...

I love flowers and gardening...

And my husband had just gotten his Private Pilot's license.

There is a little quilter girl holding scissors and a quilt block next to the house block that I made.

This was so much fun to embellish! Now the grandkids want to know which one is "them." Hmm, I need to add one eating fruit loops and another wearing a pink dress. And a few eyes need to be tacked back down. But this little wall quilt still has a strong appeal to me!

10 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sooo cute! Love the gingerbread men.

SandyQuilts said...

Adorable.

Anita in Florida said...

Very, very cute!

Michelle said...

I like your quilt!

SueWis said...

So pretty. Such detail! I love it!

Cloth Diapers said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing

Myra said...

What a wonderful quilt to bring out for December! Love it! 8-)

QuiltSue said...

Great quilt, I loved it. What a clever idea too.

SheilaC said...

I love how you made each gingerbread man different! Adorable!

Thank you for sharing.

SheilaC

SewCalGal said...

I love your Christmas quilt. Very cute houses and delightful gingerbread men. Inspirational.

Thanks for sharing in my Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. Everyone can also pop over to my site to view all the quilts and vote for their favorite...and they get entered to win a prize. Random drawing on Dec 25th!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com