This is the first block from the pattern "The Milkmaid's Album" which was designed by Betty Alderman. Out of print pattern.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Nativity Stitchery

I finished the Nativity stitchery project.  I used a pattern by Plum Creek Collectibles called "The Christmas Pageant".  The embroidered blocks that I made were meant to be made into separate pieces and attached to a cord for a banner.  I chose to make a table runner instead.

Simple quilting.  If I make another, I will use red thread on the red border.  I wish I had on this piece.  The blocks are six inches finished with the dark blue sashing finishing at one inch.

I am running out of time to make gifts.  Are you done?


  1. That's really cute Karen! I love the designs, and the simple quilting.

  2. Great idea, making the table runner. I am as Done as I going to get, lol!

  3. That is a cute idea and can be used on the table or wall if you want.


  4. I like your idea of making the blocks into a table runner. It seems like they would be better appreciated that way.

  5. You always have such wonderful projects for seasonal quilts...hugs, Julierose

  6. siempre tus trabajos son tan bonitos!!!
    como camino de mesa esta muy bien...
    buen fin de semana

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  8. termine todos mis regalos!!
    esta tarde visitamos amigos en otra ciudad, Guadalajara
    deje los regalos para las amigas y sus hijos y nietos bajo sus arboles de Navidad,
    yo traje a casa los que los amigos hacen a mi familia y para mi
    pues ya no los veremos hasta abril
    no abrimos los paquetes hasta el día 6 de enero que es nuestra fiesta de Reyes
    día de intercambio de regalos

  9. That is so cute! I haven't been doing much stitchery but am sure enjoying yours!.

  10. Very cute! I'm not making any gifts--that kind of year. Hopefully I will get a couple quilts made for next Christmas since that was the plan this year.

  11. Such sweet embroidery! Great idea making them into a table runner.
    I am getting there with the gifts however, I am failing Blog 101. I keep forgetting to take pictures before I wrap this stuff up and give it away! The brain fog is winning the war apparently :-/
    Only one more quilt and bind before the 23rd though and I will definitely get a picture of that one.

  12. Un treball molt bonic. M'agrada com ha quedat.
    Molt bones Festes de Nadal !!!!!

  13. Wonderful Christmas table runner Karen !
    Such amazing gifts made from the heart :-D

  14. I'm as done as I'm going to be Karen - I've run out of both energy and time! Merry Christmas to you and yours! blessings, marlene