Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Quilt Show

Sew Cal Gal is up to her old Christmas tricks!

Yup, it’s that time of year again…it’s her annual Christmas Quilt Show…and here I am with no Christmas Quilts to show…BUT I did just finish the ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ pillow…I wonder if that will do?…or will I get tossed out of the show on my ear?  Shhhh…if you don’t say anything, neither will I and maybe Darlene won’t notice!  It does have a Christmas theme…and it IS a warm pillow…

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Zooming in for a close-up…My girl seems surprised to be in the Show!

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As luck would have it, I found this red and green plaid wool in the remnant bin at JoAnn’s today…SEW I was able to finish this baby off and in plenty of time for Christmas!

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Sorry Rylie…I didn’t mean to wake you…

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We have TWO VERY tired poopies on our hands tonight…must have been that LONG and steep hike up to see Bob Hope’s house this morning..

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FYI~This is a JoAnn Mullaly (JAM) pattern and you can order it from the Country Loft Quilt Shop.  While you are there have a look around…LOTS of eye candy!!

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The pillow is wool applique stitched onto a wool pillow.

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Sew Cal Gal’s Quilt Shows are always lots of fun to enter with lots of Christmas Quilts (and pillows:) to see and tons of inspiration to get you motivate for your next Christmas project…Hurry over now…enter and view…YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!

Before I go I just HAVE to show you Bob Hope’s house which sits high on a mountain overlooking the Palm Springs area…looks like a space ship, doesn’t it!

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Resting…and enjoying the view…

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It took us an hour to get to Bob Hope’s house…see the trail…narrow and zigzags up the side of the mountain…

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You go around one mountain and suddenly see it…perched on top…KING of the Mountain!  Apparently Bob Hope hated this house and used it only for entertaining.  He lived in a modest bungalow in an older subdivision behind Palm springs.

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It was a great hike…a little strenuous at times but definitely worth the view!

Have a Wicked Wednesday and Happy Quilting!~P

53 comments:

Lori said...

Your pillow is a perfect entrance to the quilt show!@ LOL

Sandy said...

Your pillow is adorable!

MooseStash Quilting said...

I love wool. Your pillow is oh so cute!

wannabequilter said...

Thanks so much for your blog. I check in every morning with my cup of coffee and once I see your post know that all is well in the world and I can get on with my day. You do such beautiful work and I'm in awe of all of your creations. Thanks again.

WoolenSails said...

I love how your pillow came out, perfect design for decorating with. Stalking Bob Hope? LOL

Debbie

Heartsdesire said...

That plaid fabric is so perfect for your pillow. Excellent job, Paulette. A perfect addition to the quilt show, I think. And what a trek you had to Bob's. Too bad he wasn't still around to welcome you.

Wilma NC said...

Very cute pillow. Enjoyed the view. My son just hiked from Palm Springs to the top of somewhere, lol.

paula, the quilter said...

Well, if you get tossed out of the show, I suppose I should too. My quilt is old: circa 1989. But it is part of my Christmas decorations and I do love it so.

Shelley said...

Love the pillow! Your wool work is always so lovely. Imagine...a house just for entertaining when so many barely have a house to live in!

Janet said...

The pillow is wonderful. Your lady has such a great expression!

Joanna said...

Love the pillow and the plaid border. It's the perfect fabric. Your dogs are right where they want to be, aren't they? Very cute.

Lesley said...

The pillow is so beautiful and almost tells a story with the applique. I love it!

Sandra Kaye said...

This is avery sweet pillow, great job!! and the babies are just adorable :):) hugs

nima said...

adorable pillow

Mrs.Pickles said...

Very Nice!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Cute wool pillow. Thank you for sharing your hike.

Allie said...

Your pillow is darling! Somehow I can't picture Bob Hope in that house, I wonder why he bought it.

Barbara said...

Awwww, so sweet.

Sue Daurio said...

Such a cute pillow. And those tired little puppies are just adorable!!

Lynda said...

Your pillow turned out soooo cute!

Snoodles said...

Hey, if you get tossed out, I guess they'll kick me out, too....mine is a tablerunner! LOL Love your pillow!

Karen said...

Great to see your lovely wools in the Christmas show. I have enjoyed watching it grow along the way.
Your pillow is gorgeous.

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~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

the pillow turned out perfect!!..good luck in the quilt show..I am sure you won't be thrown out!..maybe you will win the prize for the best pillow?
tired dogs are happy dogs!!..nice work climbing the goat trail!!

Christine M said...

Lovely cushion. I love that you've used plaid wool.

QuiltSue said...

Your cushion is great and definitely belongs in the show.

LynCC said...

Wonderful entry! Touches a chord for me, with two kids off at college. I should make them pillows like this. :D

sew.darn.quilt said...

absolutely delightful!!

Carolyn

Carrie P. said...

Love your entry for the show.

Kwiltz by Stephanie said...

Have a wicked day? LOVE that!!! And I enjoyed the pics of Bob Hope's house..who knew? I won't tell because I love the pillow!!! Especially her sweet face. Glad you shared!

Nanbon44 said...

great job on your pillow

Mary said...

Nice wool project, I enjoyed following your progress making it!

Teresa said...

Looks festive to me.

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday pillow! This one is really cute! Happy Holidays!

Judi said...

Nice pillow - I love the fabric you used :)

Jen said...

Super cute! You have such darling wool prokects!

Julimond said...

very nice

Rachel said...

Sweet pillow!

Rachel said...

Awesome pillow! Thanks for sharing!!

Laurel said...

what a fun pillow! i love the subtle plaids...

Heather said...

Great pillow

maggie said...

What a great pillow. Read your blog and had to become a follower! Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love, love, love this pillow Paulette!

KOcanQuilt said...

Very cute pillow.

Michele Hester said...

I spy another spoiled quilting dog!

Michele said...

Great work on the Chrismas pillow :-) Cute dogs too!

Kelli said...

I love your pillow! Thanks for sharing it with us. :o) (my lips are sealed-ha)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

your pillow is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

╰☆╮ Barb ╰☆╮ said...

Looks like a home-spun Christmas - great job! And thanks for sharing Bob Hope's house with us - the style is certainly one to be remembered.

Sally said...

I love your pillow. Your little girl is so precious.
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Flamingo K (aka Karen Schurr) said...

Really lovely pillows. Love the theme.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

love your pillow!

Karen said...

I love, love the "I'll Be Home For Christmas" design.