Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas around the world: Norway

Nina Lise Moen lives in Stavanger, Norway where she shares her life with her husband, their grown up daughter and grandson. Mrs. Moen comes from a long line of creative and highly skilled needle workers and seamstresses. She says, "I am first and foremost a quilter and have designed my own quilts since I started quilting a few hundreds of quilts ago*."   Her "Urban Christmas" was inspired by her home town of Lillehammer, where all Christmases seemed to be white. The town is known for its beautiful old wooden houses.

Urban Christmas, by Nina Lise Moen at Mrs. Moen Patterns

We love the steam rising from the chimneys, and the stars twinkling in the night sky...

What is both wonderful and clever about this project is that the pattern package contains not just one, but 6 different applique designs and 5 projects: a wall hanging, a julepost (with a handy vinyl pocket for displaying Christmas cards), table runner, advent calendar, and pillow. You can mix & match the applique motifs and projects as you wish! Here is "Christmas at the Cabin"....

and a cheerful blue Santa with his snowy white beard....

The other mix-and-match motifs include a beautiful angel girl, Frosty the snowman (and his feathered friends) and Santa's cats. For more information about Mix and Match for Christmas, see Mrs. Moen's blog post and class samples and her pattern page.

*Image credits: Images are shown with the generous permission of Nina Lise Moen. You can read an interview with Mrs. Moen at Feathered Fibers.  Also, we previously featured her adorable funky bird patterns in a post on Cute Quilts for Kids.


  1. beautiful, I am already a follower of her. Her work is so good!!

  2. I love Nina Lise's work! I would encourage everyone to check out her blog!

  3. I have always loved her work and this new piece is so beautiful.



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