QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Sarah Sporer pattern called "Pond Racing".

Thursday, December 22, 2011

NATIVITY QUILT AND WORK IN PROGRESS

I changed the header again to another Nativity quilt I made a couple years ago.  The quilt pattern is from a Red Wagon book called "Christmas Or Not".  The pattern does not specifically list the designer but Jan Patek, Linda Brannock, and Gerry Kimmel are the designers for the book.
I started to prepare another of Nativity wall hanging from the same pattern.  None of the appliques are stitched yet.  They will be done by machine with a buttonhole stitch.  The quilt will be an after Christmas gift for a friend.
There was a gift I forgot to take a picture of for my previous post.  It was not sitting on the counter with the other gifts.  My friend Jean gave me a little wool pillow with an angel applique.  The stuffing is pine needles from a Christmas tree.  She is continuing the tradition an old friend of hers started by making  a Christmas remembrance.  It smells so good.  It would be rather hard for me to do that as we have an artificial tree.  But those of you with a live Christmas tree could certainly do that.  It is something you could tuck in a basket.
I think any holiday themed applique could be used.  A pine tree shape would be a good one to do or a little Nativity scene.  Get creative.

Karen

26 comments:

luciethehappyquilter said...

Your nativity quilt is gorgeous. In fact all the quilts you've had on your header are lovely. You inspire me. I wish I had more time.

Sue said...

That is another very sweet and pretty nativity quilt. I just love the nativity ones.

I think that is so neat that the stuffing for your pillow is of pine needles. I wish we could have a real tree in our home as I would start doing this too. But alas, my mother is allergic to pine :/

Christmas blessings,
Sue

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Beautiful Nativities Karen! I love the idea of using pine needles for stuffing! I will have to give it a try sometime. Merry Christmas!

Shakerwood said...

We have an artificial tree too but it sounds like a wonderful idea. The Married One has a live tree this year so I could probably get some of hers.

Love all the homespuns in the nativity wallhanging.

cucki said...

wow beautiful quilt and cute start..i love it so much..
merry christmas
hugs cucki xx

2ne said...

Nice quilt :-)
Have a nice Christmastime.

Linda said...

What a cute Nativity quilt! I like the idea of the pine needle pillow too...great idea!
Merry Christmas!!

Libby said...

Another Karen treasure! I don't usually make New Year's resolutions . . . . but maybe I should try for being half as prolific in my quilting as you *s*

Janet O. said...

The Nativity wall hangings are really sweet. I really like the checked background on the second one.
Like you, I have an artificial tree, so no stuffing pine needles for me. Cute idea, though!

Karen said...

Okay, now that my Joy Angels are done, I guess I need to put this on my list. I've done a modified version of this before, but never with the star and the angel. I love this. Have a merry Christmas.

Susie said...

Darling quilts!

Danice said...

The Nativity Quilt is so gorgeous. Another beautiful quilt made by you :)

merumo said...

Another great applique quilt!! I guess I really have to get practice on applique so that I will be able to make one like yours. I really like all of your folk art/primitive applique quilts :)

Colleen said...

Another great quilty for Christmas! Love it!

Silvia said...

How gorgeous is your nativity quilt!!!. I wish you a merry Crhistmas and a Happy new year 2012, plenty of your best wishes and of course of new projects.
Hugs

NanaNor's said...

Christmas Greetings Karen, I love your Nativity scenes! I've enjoyed visiting you and seeing all that you have created this year; looking forward to seeing more in 2012.
From our home to yours, a very Merry Christmas.
Noreen

Myra said...

What a neat idea using pine needles to stuff, and what a great smell!! Must put idea in my back burner of ideas!

Wonderful nativity quilts Karen!

Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012!

Barb said...

great nativity quilts and what a wonderful gift.
Merry Christmas!

Wendy ~ Quilts by the Sea said...

Gorgeous Nativity Quilt, I think I have that book, I have taken 3 day classes w/ Linda Brannock while living in WA. state, she is so kind and a lovely person. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays.
Wendy

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Always inspired when I visit you, Karen. I just wish I had your discipline with projects! We shall see what the New Year brings, yes?

Pine needle stuffing... what a neat idea and wonderful tradition.

Merry Christmas and all my Best Wishes to you for the New Year!

homeschooled said...

Happy Christmas Karen and thanks for your comment on my blog.
Thanks to Hallmark I always have ideas for my Christmas quilts. Have you seen my Christmas trees?

marijke's crea said...

Have a merry Christmas and a healthy and creative 2012!
groetjes Marijke

Denise said...

Your nativity quilt is adorable!
Merry Christmas to all of You!!!

Lori said...

Love the prim nativity quilt. MMerry Christmas!!

LuAnn said...

I love your Nativity. I have an artificial tree also, but I love to buy an evergreen wreath to enjoy the pine fragrance. I had never thought of using the needles for stuffing. Merry Christmas to you.

Lisa said...

I love the colors in both the Nativity ones. Your friend will be sure to like it, too. That's a great idea to use pine needles for stuffing. I'll have to give it a try.