Tuesday, June 7, 2011

NATIVITY COMPLETE

The Nativity quilt I worked on during a Saturday Christmas Sew-Along earlier this year is now complete.
I spent the last week hand quilting this piece. You can see it before quilting on this post.  I outlined each applique with quilting.  Then did a Baptist Fan quilting design in all the other spaces.  I could have done straight line stitching and it would probably been just as effective.  The fan design shows on the border but in the background stripe and plaid areas, it does not show much at all.  But it is quilted and bound and ready to display for the holiday season.

The pattern is called "Nativity" and is by Cheri Saffiote-Payne.  I have many of Cheri's patterns. I should count how many I have already made and how many are still waiting.   I like her naive style.

I also have been doing a little embroidery this week but am not ready to share the project yet.  And I have a big stack of Jo Morton fabrics pulled from stash.  I am trying to decide on a scrappy quilt design to use them. I need blacks, purples, and pinks from her lines.  I do have a couple pieces of black but long ago used the purples & purples and pinks that I had.  A fortune teller might see some online shopping in my future.

Back to my stitching.

Karen

37 comments:

Shakerwood said...

You are just moving right along with the finishes. I have quite a few Cheri patterns myself. Maybe I should count the finished and the not yet finished and the haven't even begun Cheri quilts, too!

Margaret said...

Wonderful! You're always stitching such gorgeous quilts!

Loris said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the fabrics you used and the quilting suits perfectly. I love Cheri's art as well. Lovely work!

Marsha said...

Your Nativity quilt is just gorgeous! I really like the primative style of quilts. You do such beautiful work!

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Oh, what beautiful work you do. I feel like running down to my sewing room right now after looking at your blog. I have to work in the garden this afternoon, but when I come in all tired and hot and crabby I am going to look more on your blog and be rejuvenated! Please come visit me at my new blog, Ric Rac and Polka dots. I have just started out, but I have lots of really fun things planned to share with everyone. I hope to see you there!
Julie

Yvette said...

Now that really finished nice. Congratulations!!

Liriopia said...

Very nice! It will look great at Christmas time. Have you decided where you will display it?

Liri

Linda said...

Gorgeous!! Love the quilting you chose! And it's finished!! :-)

Lori said...

Super sweet! I like it a lot!!

Karen said...

I so love this - it has such a unique feel to it. Doesn't it feel good to have it already done???

julieQ said...

Karen, your quilt is just wonderful!! Such wonderful colors...lovely, just perfect!

Jeni said...

Just Beautifuk ...you must be so happy

Sue said...

Very lovely, Karen! I think it wonderful that you have a finished quilt. I haven't had one of those in a while ! LOL

I really love the nativity scene:)and love that you hand quilted it:)

Allie said...

That is just a darling quilt - I too love her style! Enjoy your shopping, *wink*

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your finish. I love that quilt! Beautiful quilting!

Happy shopping! :)

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have this pattern but haven't made it yet. I love yours and it makes me want to search for my pattern. blessings, marlene

The Civil War Quilter said...

Your nativity quilt is fantastic! I bet you can't wait till Christmas to hang it, I know I couldn't. I love the header quilt too.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Lovely Karen----this is a treasure forever!

Carolyn :)

MARCIE said...

I bet you spend a lot of time wondering where you can put up another wall for hanging each new quilt. I love Cheri's designs and you do such a great job with them. Can I send you some purple charms?

Elzaan said...

Great work on the finish! It is a beautiful quilt.

QuiltSue said...

That is so great. I love the angel in particular.

Barb said...

great quilt. This will be so fun to hang at the holidays - I love your fabric choices.

Cheryl said...

Great finish!

Me and My Stitches said...

LOVE your nativity scene. I might have to own that pattern!

Anonymous said...

As always I really enjoy seeing your finishes and works in progress. This is a wonderful quilt and so is your header!!

Appalachian Quilts said...

Cute! :)

Libby said...

My favorite of all her patterns! Love it *s*

Darlene said...

Beautiful finish, Karen.

Daniëlle said...

Such a great quilt! have fun shopping for your missing fabrics or wools! Hugs, Daniëlle

Mary said...

I like both your new quilts. The saying on your new header quilt is perfect! I like Cheri's patterns, too. Beautiful work!!!

quiltsbycheri said...

Rejoice! always feels good to finish a quilt project, to be able to just sit back and enjoy it's beauty and it is a beauty....

Radka said...

So pretty, Karen :) Like all your stitching :))

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

Beautiful Karen!!

Crispy said...

Hooray for having such a sweet finish!! The quilting motif may not show up well but it still gives the piece a nice texture :0)

Crispy

Dixie said...

I love Cheri's patterns too - your nativity quilt is wonderful! Also adore Jo Morton's black fabrics - I always buy as much as I can when I get a chance because they go fast!

Purple Pam said...

Your Nativity quilt is absolutely wonderful. Nice job.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh it is just beautiful- Have fun shopping for your next project!