Friday, December 09, 2016

Cheery Holiday Wreaths

There's nothing more satisfying than finishing a quilt, but when it's a bee quilt that turns out even better than you hoped, it's the icing on the cake. And what's even better is that it's done in time to snuggle under this holiday season.

 

As with all of my quilts, I brought it to the performing arts center where I work for a fun little photo shoot. This week's production was the Nutcracker Ballet so it was fitting that I had a holiday quilt to photograph in the lobby.


I just love how we have a large glass circular grand staircase with stairs on both sides that wind their way up 5 stories high with balconies at each tier. The photo below is with me on the 2nd tier and the quilt hanging over the 3rd tier balcony. You can see the entrance to one of the theaters. (The quilt completely hides the doors on the 3rd tier.) I know the quilt looks rather small but I was determined to get the orchids into my photo.


This was my StashBee Quilt this year. It's done just in time for me to start on a new one for 2017! This finishes out my last one monthly goal for December and marks another item off my 4th quarter 2016 finish along list.

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linking up to the December OMG linky party here.

24 comments:

  1. A gorgeous quilt in a gorgeous setting!

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  2. this is a beauty and you have found a great way to photo it

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  3. Great Quilt! Greetings from Germany

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  4. I very nearly hive crashed your hive when you asked for that block because I thought it was a lovely idea. I did not have enough time then. Your quilt turnrd out just stunning. I love it. The photo setting is brilliant too.

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  5. Oh you're making me covet this quilt. All! my favorite colors! Beautiful! So looking forward to the Stash Bee this year!

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  6. Great finish just in time! Your work is super cool. When you say theater I envisioned something like Ford Theater, but wow. It really makes a great backdrop to your pretty quilts.

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  7. It turned out beautifully, Diana, and I was so excited to point out the block I made to my husband! :)

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  8. This is such a gorgeous festive quilt and an amazing setting for some great photos. Enjoy snuggling under this beauty.

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  9. This is such a gorgeous festive quilt and an amazing setting for some great photos. Enjoy snuggling under this beauty.

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  10. Hello, my Hive Momma for 2017! Love this post above because 1, it's an awesome quilt, 2 great photo venue, and 3 a three-fer on the goals!

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  11. Well , not only a great bee quilt but it's finished before year end ! And the photo really shows it off so well , great location to work in

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  12. Well done on finishing your Stash Bee quilt in the same calendar year. You now have a clean slate to start next year's bee project.

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  13. I'm crazy about this finish! This design would be the perfect way to blow through some of my Christmas scraps. Any update on the bleeding problem? I hope you were able to remedy it!

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  14. This is so beautiful! I love all the wreaths together! Great block choice. I liked your idea so much, I'm going with something winter-y for my 2017 Stash bee block. Fantastic finish!

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  15. This is so lovely - and I still love the setting you have for your quilt photo shoot. The only thing I will say is that you have now made me question my choice of Stash Bee 2017 block!!! I had mine all ready but now I think that I would like to go with this one ..... still a couple of weeks to decide.

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  16. Beautiful finish! I love how fun and scrappy it is. Your pictures are wonderful too!

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  17. What a lovely finish and the photos are amazing. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish. (Don't forget to add the link to the linkup to your post.)

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  18. What a lovely quilt. And yea for finishing a quilt. WOW! What a beautiful building to take pictures in. Are you continuing OMG for 2017? I find it very motivating for me.

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  19. The perfect backdrop for a pretty quilt.

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  20. What a lovely holiday quilt! The lobby of your performing arts center is the ideal "gallery" to show it off.

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  21. What an amazing way to showcase a quilt.

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  22. It's a very special quilt if it includes all your bee friends! Looks stunning and you can look forward to getting it out every winter. Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

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