For Day 4 of our Advent of Christmas 2013 series... here comes Santa!
Close- up, Sew Many Santas by Annie Gaunder, 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild Show
Here are some examples of the pretty embroidery detail of this quilt. Note the chain stitch on Santa's belt and the blanket stitch around his feet, coat, and hat.
Sew Many Santas by Annie Gaunder
Annie notes, "This was a Block of the Month project for my California guild." This quilt features an array of Santas for the seasons. Can you find the July 4th Santa, the Valentine-shaped Santa, and the Santa who is visiting the birds of springtime?
Close-up, Sew Many Santas by Annie Gaunder
Delicate embellishments really help to dress up this quilt. Note the sparkly beads near the star and the metallic tassel on Santa's hat. The clamshell quilting design of the background really helps the Santa figures pop right into the foreground. We can tell that the construction of this quilt took hours of handiwork, by Annie, and the result is both cheery and artistic.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Arizona Quilters Guild show.