Show and tell…

Emily Krysanick emailed this photo of her finished Sampling of Santas. Isn’t it wonderful!!!

She wrote that it took just a little over a year to complete. It is all hand appliqued and hand quilted, with a tad of embroidery and trapunto. She made an amazing quilt! Thank you, Emily, for sharing it with us.

This pattern is in our ebook, A Slice of Christmas. In it you will find other classic Christmas patterns. Now is the time to get started on your next Christmas quilt masterpiece!

18 thoughts on “Show and tell…

  1. I understand the expediency for machine quilting, but when I see hand quilting, there is nothing like it to add a softness and “humanity” to cloth. This is an outstanding example of both applique work and hand quilting, just beautifully done.


  2. What an amazing quilt. I especially love the border. If I’m right, that wasn’t on the original pattern – but it’s really lovely! Great job, Emily!!


  3. Beautifully executed. I am impressed that she took the time to do all the handwork! Sorry to hear about your phone. Hope all is well in that department now. Love the tree topper. Even made me giggle a little. Think I, too, would have had to buy it. Should be out all year though!


  4. I love this quilt. I’ve started the center block many years ago. I’m wondering. What appliqué technique did she use? It’s just beautiful! WhT a treasure!


    • Hi Pam
      Thank you for the nice compliment. For the most part I made all the blocks using the needle turn method with back basting. However for the border I used the clover bias maker and glue basted before I sew it down. I used needle turn for the leaves and a circular Mylar template for the berries. Most importantly tho, I made a full sized paper drawing of each border, then using a window, I transferred placement on to the fabric. Easy peasy, but time consuming. Well worth the time!

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