This is the first of 3 Christmas quilts all from one panel. St. Nicholas is the largest of the three. I had fun quilting it, and added dark gold blanket stitching on the four stars in the corner blocks.
Santa Jumps Over the Moon, was the next part of the panel. I outlined the letters forming "Welcome" with black rayon thread, then added some metallic dark gold to the moon and stars to add some sparkle. I found enough pieces of dark green plaid to form the binding, hiding in my 2 1/2 inch strip bin.
The final part of the panel was just the row of houses with the dark red and green frame. The words were printed on the panel, so I carefully cut the pieces the same width as the house panel, then made the red and green pieced strips to set them off. I machine quilted the holly vine with berries in the open area below the saying.
Now I can put these away to use as Christmas presents, or to donate to my guild. It only took 20 years, but I've finally made a yard panel into 3 nice wall hangings!
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