QUILT INFO

The quilt in the header is made from a Cheri Payne pattern called "Twelve Days of Christmas"..

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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. Nice quilt :-)
    Have a nice Christmastime.

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

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  8. 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*

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. 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 :)

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  13. Another great quilty for Christmas! Love it!

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  14. 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

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  15. 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

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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?

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

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

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  23. Love the prim nativity quilt. MMerry Christmas!!

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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