We're counting down to Christmas with a collection of quilts we've enjoyed this year. Here is Day 3!
A Sleigh Ride with Santa, 50 x 55", by Dennie Sullivan, 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild Show
Dennie Sullivan's "Sleigh Ride with Santa" is based on the Friends for Christmas pattern by Lynette Anderson Designs in Australia. Dennie states, "I machine appliqued and added some embellishments. ....I was just waiting to find the perfect focus fabric. " This quilt has so many fun folk-art motifs to it. The Amish stars in the border add an extra sparkle and visual interest.
Close- up, A Sleigh Ride with Santa by Dennie Sullivan
Tiny details really add to the charm of this quilt. A jovial snowman stands next to a whimsical reindeer with a tiny bird perched on his back. Extra merriment is provided by the roly-poly heart adorned penguin who looks as if he's ready to party.
Three very cute penguins wearing Wise Men's crowns arrive at the tree, bearing a star, a gift, and a Christmas treat. Even though their bearing is dignified, it seems as if they are set to play as soon as they set down their gifts. Dennie's precise
workmanship can be seen throughout this delightful quilt.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.