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:

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

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  2. I love wool. Your pillow is oh so cute!

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  3. 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.

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

    Debbie

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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!

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

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  13. Cute wool pillow. Thank you for sharing your hike.

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

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

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  16. Your pillow turned out soooo cute!

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

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  18. 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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  20. 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!!

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

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  22. Your cushion is great and definitely belongs in the show.

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. Nice pillow - I love the fabric you used :)

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  28. Super cute! You have such darling wool prokects!

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  29. Awesome pillow! Thanks for sharing!!

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

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

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  32. I love, love, love this pillow Paulette!

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  33. I spy another spoiled quilting dog!

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

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

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  36. your pillow is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. 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.

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  38. I love your pillow. Your little girl is so precious.
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  39. I love, love the "I'll Be Home For Christmas" design.

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