Dwight and Rudolph

I’ve admiried Elizabeth Hartman’s critter patterns for some time, and bought 3 or 4 of them with no plan for what I actually wanted to make.  In October I was online trying to find a piece of fabric for another purpose and found a Moda Grunge Christmas bundle.  I’d been considering making a Christmas quilt for awhile, and the intersection of this bundle with Dwight the Deer wanting to be Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was too good to pass up.

I spent a long weekend while we were in Pagosa Springs piecing the blocks.  They went together pretty well, but there were a lot of pieces.  After putting them together, I would recommend two things:  1) stacking up 2 fabrics at a time to cut to save time, and 2) marking every piece with the letter in the pattern and making sure that label stays with the piece until you are done with it.

These were my guys after the blocks were all made:

Ironically, I looked outside while I was doing the piecing and found 4 deer visiting me for inspiration:

I chose a wood grain pattern for the quilting, and used this quilt as another Pro-Stitcher practice piece.

Watching Dwight while quilting was fun, and I loved how it was coming together:

It didn’t take too long to finish, and I already have it up on the wall for Christmas:

Some details:

I used some leftover Grunge in red I had in my stash for the back, along with a fat quarter through the center to help make it long enough.

Final Details – Dwight and Rudolph Quilt

32″ x 45″

Quilted using So Fine #408  (a medium gray) in the top and bobbin.  Over 50,000 quilting stitches.

Wednesday Wait Loss    Linking up with Wednesday Wait Loss at The Inquiring Quilter

11 thoughts on “Dwight and Rudolph

  1. I loved seeing how you brought the quilt to life with your beautiful quilting, it certainly adds more than just thread. The finished wall hanging is so lovely, and you used my favourite Mode Grunge too.

    1. Thanks Kate! It was a fun quilt to do from beginning to end. Grunge was the Basic of the Month at The Fat Quarter Shop in October, and I might have stocked up a bit! 🙂

  2. There is so much about this quilt to love! The Grundge fabric pack is perfect. The blocks are adorable! Seeing four deer while making this quilt is magical. And your quilting! Ann, this is simply perfect. It compliments the quilt and adds life. You are a quilter extraordinaire! Thanks for linking up to Wednesday Wait Loss.

  3. I do like that wall hanging. The quilting pattern was a great choice for this, too. How cute that the deer came to visit while you were making this!

  4. Love all of the deer. The glasses were a cute accent! My husband and I stayed just outside of Pagosa springs at the Bruce Spruce Ranch in September. Lovely area. Blessings,

    1. Thanks Melva! Glad you enjoyed Pagosa – we were there a lot in September. We go up about once a month, but more in the fall. There used to be a great quilt shop there that was a mix of sporting goods (i.e. guns and fishing gear), pet supplies, and quilting stuff. I was sad to see it go – it was actually a really great shop. Thanks for stopping by.

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