Thursday, December 2, 2010

Santa Welcomes All!

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.

santa mag

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?



  1. This fresh new Santa is going to look great -he's lovely. This year I made a "Welcome Friends & Flakes" redwork banner for my front door. Now we're both ready for our holiday guests!

  2. Love this Polly~Great job.
    *sew* festive!

  3. Dear Polly,

    How beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


  4. Love your new front door hanging. He is a beautiful traditional Santa.
    On my front door I have a Christmas Wreath.

  5. What a way to be greeted when coming to your door...a touch of holiday spirit.

    Very nice, Polly.

  6. I love the idea of Santa greeting people coming into our home. Very nice!

  7. Very nice and I love the peppermint looking squares in the corners.

  8. I love how you did this! How do you hang it? blessings, marlene

  9. What a nice way to celebrate! Love it!

  10. Love it, Polly! How do you hang it?


Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)