I have been using the same quilted Santa panel on my front door for the last 10 years at Christmas time. The black boots have faded to a moldy looking grey and all the other colors have also lightened considerably. YUK!
So, I decided it was time to toss out the old and make a new one. I saw this adorable wall quilt in the Christmas edition of The Quilter Magazine.
There was ordering info in the magazine for a kit, so I went online and ordered a kit. Really good price! Go here if you want to order one.
I did change the corner stones in the last border. I used leftover pieces of red and white to make little pinwheel blocks and I like the way they look like peppermints!
I have a dark red front door, so the green shades in this quilt really stand out against it! I especially love the red and white striped binding that looks like candy canes!
I just love the “old world” look of the Santa and the softness of the toys and background. I started quilting it by outlining him, but after about 10 minutes, I stepped back and looked at it, and didn’t like the look…so then I ripped that out and just went with a red/green variegated thread and an all-over meander.
The backing is a sweet striped Santa in his sleigh print, and the label finished it up! Do you have a special front door decoration?