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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

quilting in circles and an early Christmas card

I start quilting in the white open spaces, making circles to fill them up.
I use light blue thread for contrast. More work than I thougt it would be...turning, turning and turning the hoop around!

quilting in circles

And here is a Christmas card I'm SO excited about!
It looks better in real life than on a photo though,(bad light).

Christmas cards

A few months back I was asked by Susan O'Hanlon, how is a card publisher in England, if she could use my photograph "holiday season ornament" for publishing it on one of her Christmas cards. These cards are sold in stores in the UK and also in major stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, France and Switzerland. Sadly not in Holland.
Also these Christmas cards are published in support of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and 20% will go to this Charity.

Christmas cards

I wonder how they look in a store next to all other Christmas cards?
So, if you spot one please let me know!

31 comments:

woody said...

What a beautiful card. I love it. I live in the Hague and have a British friend who has a diabetic son and she often does fundraising. I will ask her if she is selling any cards for christmas.....you never know they may be in Holland soon!

Jackie said...

Your Quilting is fabulous! I love the blue circles. Congratulations on the cards. They look fantastic and will look outstanding next to other cards. Merry Christmas!!

méri said...

How beautiful your quiltingis!
And congrats for the Christmas cards they are so pretty and for a good cause

Heidi said...

Congratulations on your photo being used for the Christmas cards. I do hope someone will find them in a shop and send you a photo so you can see how they look.

I love your quiltwork. I did a Bull's Eye quilt like this and too felt like it was taking forever but all of a sudden...you are done. The circles are great fun!

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

pascale said...

Love your quilting and I will keep an eye in England to see if your card is sold near me.
Pascale
www.french-patchworker.blogspot.com

Lily Boot said...

I love your handquilting - I'm a huge fan of quilting in circles like that but like you, wish that we didn't have to keep turning the quilt - couldn't we just turn our arms! ;-) Those cards are FANTASTIC! I can't wait to check all around here in Brisbane Australia when the Christmas stuff comes out and I shall buy some with pleasure.

Christine said...

Love your Christmas card and the circle quilting is very effective.
Christine

Belém said...

Your quilting in circles is a cute idea to fill the octogons. Looks beautiful.

sandi a. said...

The circle quilting is really nice, very pleasing. Your card is soooooooooo sweet!

bensedin art said...

Your card is so cute! And patchwork too!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I love the way you've done the quilting and your card is fantastic - how exciting to have your photo turned into a christmas card! Lucyx

The Calico Cat said...

Couldn't resist the urge to do some hand quilting, huh?

Congrats on getting your photo published on some cards.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the quilting and love the card...I would certainly choose it over all the rest!

Guðrún said...

It is beautiful. I am sure it will not be found in shops here.

Corrie said...

Corry wat een geweldig compliment dat jouw prachtige foto gebruikt gaat worden voor kerstkaarten, volledig terecht! Als ik ze tegen zou komen zou ik ze dolgraag kopen, prachtig ook die geschulpte rand aan de enveloppe.
Je echte foto op Flickr laat de werkelijke kleuren heel goed zien, prachtig!
Je quilt vind ik heel erg mooi worden met die stiksels in het wit!

Kim김 said...

lovely circles! they looks so perfect! and your photo is very nice too. such nice ornaments!

Karol-Ann said...

Your cards look beautiful. I shall keep an eye out for them in the shops this Christmas!

nicolette said...

Your quilting is fabulous!
And so is your photo used for the cards!

quiltedepee said...

Your hand quilting is beautiful! So even and pretty. I just finished hand quilting a 40" x 40" quilt with a TON of circles - about six circles per block and interlocking circles for the border. I thought I was going to go nuts turning my hoop that much!!!

Anjea
Austin, TX

prettywithribbons said...

oooooooh - 'love the circles! Congrats on the cards - I'm sure people will enjoy them.

Dionne said...

Your photograph is beautiful! And your circles are lovely, all that hard work will pay off when you are finished!

Cheers,
Dionne

jacquie said...

your quilting is so perfect...i bet it's difficult doing circles like that! congrats on the christmas card. that is so great!

Saar said...

Cute Card I will look for it in New Zealand and let you know when I find one. I promise to buy it!
Cheers
Saar

Levin (and Emily) said...

wonderful cards - i will look out for it here in australia.
l
x

Anne-Mette said...

I find your cards wonderful. What a pity I can't buy them in Denmark.
The quilt you are working on looks great; a beautiful pattern and a great way of quilting it.
Greetings from Denmark
Anne-Mette

Eileen said...

Oh MY!! Your quiling is wonderful. I know what you mean about going around in circles though.. I just did a little bi of that on my last quilt, and it wasn't easy. Yours is coming along so pretty!

Beautiful stitcheries too.. in the next post too. And I do love your cards. Christmas is coming!

Berglind said...

Wow Corry, what an honor. I can see why she asked you, the picture is fantastic! I don't think they will be sold in Iceland, but if they will, I'll buy one and let you know. Great idea quilting in circles, don't get too dizzy!

Leanne said...

How fantastic...I will look out for them here in Oz. I only ever buy cards that are fund raisers for organisations.

Alison said...

Do you know where I can buy some of those cards? My Daughter has Juv. Diabetes and we support JDRF in the great work they do trying to find a cure. I would love to order some.

www.alisonmarie.wordpress.com

Ravenhill said...

How exciting to have your sweet photo and art on Christmas cards to be sent around the world and give people good cheer! Well done!
~Emily

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