Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Advent of Christmas: Day 9

For  Day 9 of our Advent of Christmas series, here is a beautiful applique quilt with a Christmas message of Peace, Noel, and Joy.  There are so many fun blocks in this quilt:  see if you can find Santa Claus, two elves, gingerbread people, a church, and an angel with flowery wings.

Christmas Quilt, 63 x 54",  by Sharon Mazanec, hand quilted by Aileyn Ecob

The colors were lovely, and the poinsettia fabric was a perfect choice for the border. Sharon Mazanec says: "This quilt was started over 20 years ago and has progressed through the years. It has some of my favorite patterns and I recently decided to put them together and finish it for Christmas 2012. My friend Aileyn Ecob helped me finish it by doing the hand quilting.”

close up, Christmas Quilt by Sharon Mazanec, hand quilted by Aileyn Ecob

The potted pear tree was a highlight of the quilt.  The main stem was covered with holly leaves, and the tree was surrounded by red berries. As you can see in the photo below, Aileyn Ecob hand stitched around each of the elements and also stitched within the birds, star, leaves, and pears.

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2013 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County show.


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