Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Quilt Show 2012

Welcome to the Christmas Quilt Show for 2012!

    Hello, my name is Rudy.  I'm the  mascot for the Get Your Mrs. Claus On project.  My Mrs. Claus gave me life recently when she turned the little blog button (on the right sidebar) into moi!  We owe special thanks to Mrs. Techie Claus   (aka Dana at Stormy Days blog) for  the blog button idea.  

   I may be small  ( only 12" by 14")  but I have a very  important job around here.  You see I am also the guardian of the doll quilts that arrive from all over the country, and the Virgin Islands, and Canada, and France.   It is a big responsibility to oversee the arrival and make sure each doll quilt is photographed  before sharing.   On mail day when the squishy packages arrive, my nose glows redder.  I also must remind my Mrs. Claus to keep lists and write thank you emails, too.   There's a very big and special group of Mrs. Clauses at the HGTV message board that  help make the doll quilts.  My Mrs. Claus says I  am to say a big hello to them and their leader, Nicki.  Merry Christmas to each of you, too.

     I like it best when I get to take a break and rest a while outside.  I keep my eyes open and stay alert even then.  You never know who might be around and interested in the quilts.  Why just a few days ago I saw a couple of strangers who were quite interested in a recent winter scene quilt my Mrs. Claus made.  Just look at these two!  My antlers began to itch.   I was quite suspicious of the one with that funny pointed hat.  






    I managed to lure the other guy away from the quilt, so no damage was done.  I  gave him a stern warning and sent him on his way.  Guardians have to be firm.  My break is over and  I've got to go back inside now.  So you can visit a little with Mrs. Claus.
 



Mrs. Claus aka Debbie here......
   Rudy is quite the  protector and talker, I must say.  And I  love him....who could resist that face of his.
  For his construction,   I used fusing  technique and machine  applique for all the pieces.  The eyebrows and grin---which unfortunately got hidden by the binding---are machine stitched with a saddle stitch.  The ornament cording is zig zag stitched in place.  Fabric pencils were used for added highlights.  

  And as a special treat for you, I have added a new page above entitled "Patterns".  There you will find the line drawing for creating your own Rudy.  I am sure he would love to see photos of any cousins you create.

  Thanks for stopping by to meet Rudy.  He loves company.
   Enjoy the Christmas Quilt Show and be sure to check out the link above for entering for prizes.  There are a lot of them.  Voting will be found there too.
   Merry Christmas and happy stitching.

51 comments:

  1. ohhh Rudy is cute!! I could see where this could lead to a series!

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  2. Ahhh, you know I love him and the binding may hide a bit of his smile but I still see his grin peeking out. He's perfect!

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  3. How adorable is Rudy, Thank you very much for aiding in my "I need to do" list!
    You have a wondrous blog :)

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  4. Oh ya gotta love Rudy. Very sweet quilt.

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  5. Rudy is SO cute. Thanks for sharing his design with us.

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  6. Rudy is adorable. Thank you for sharing his design info and ALL that you share.

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  7. What a delightful, humorous post! Thank you.

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  8. Oh Rudy is quite a little talker & I can see how serious he takes his job of guarding all those doll quilts. He can't even close his eyes when he's outside soaking up a few rays. ;) He's sure to be the most popular one at the Christmas Quilt Show 2012. Thanks for sharing your pattern with us.

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  9. I am completely in love with Rudy!!

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  10. Rudy is so cute. Thank you for sharing the pattern and the wonderful commentary. I really enjoyed it. You are very talented. Elizabeth

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  11. I have loved watching Rudy pop up here and there during the 'showing of the quilts' from the various Mrs. Claus' delights.

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  12. Rudy is adorable. I think he's getting my vote this year!

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  13. I love the way Rudy's smile is partially hidden in the corner! He is adorable - thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  14. Rudy is so precious and it was fun to read about him overseeing all the quilts. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Rudy is gorgeous, even though i've entered, he'll be getting my vote :)

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  16. Very cute quilt. Makes me smile!!!

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  17. Cute rendition of the favorite Reindeer! I still have my Hallmark Rudy Reindeer family. Thanks for sharing it in the Christmas Quilt Show

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  18. Rudy is too cool! And I love the quilt with the cardinals.

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  19. Adorable! Love rudy. Thanks for the line drawing. Have a great day

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  20. LOL :D Love your post. Rudy is absolutely adorable.

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  21. He is gorgeous - and quite a character by the sounds!! And thank you for the pattern - I'm thinking that Rudy may be paying a visit to our place!!

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  22. He is so cute, and I think the fact that you can't see all of his grin is a plus. It sort of sneaks up on you.

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  23. Your quilt is adorable...loved the story as well! Well done!

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  24. Oh SEW cute!!!! I like the winter bird quilt too. Thank you for sharing and participating in this year's Christmas Quilt Show!

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  25. Your quilt is adorable! I saw you over at the 2012 Christmas quilt show : ) Love your header too

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  26. Rudy looks great. I do like the way he appears to be peeping into the picture. A Lovely project for Christmas.

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  27. I love Rudy, I'm going to try and make one too. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Very sweet. I love the ornament hanging down.

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  29. What a cute little reindeer. Love it!

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  30. Very cute! Love the frame you've got it on!

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  31. Rudy is so cute - I especially love the ornament dangling from his ear! I love watercolor quilts so will be back to admire your blog. Your header is gorgeous.

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  32. Cute! He has an important job to do!

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  33. Loving Rudy and his story.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  34. SO NEAT! LOVE THOSE ANTLERS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  35. So cute! Thanks for the pattern!

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  36. very cheeky reindeer,well done.xx

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