Sunday, December 17, 2017

24 Days of Christmas at Quilt Inspiration - Day 17

Welcome to the 24 days of Christmas ! Each day this month, up through Christmas Eve, we'll feature a work of fiber art that reflects the joy and beauty of the season ! Let's continue with Day 17.

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Christmas All Around , 45 x 45, by Audrey Mantle , California

Audrey writes, "This quilt was inspired by [quilt teacher and author] Elly Sienkiewiecz' Papercuts and Plenty : Studies in Classic Album Quilt Applique.  The appliqued blocks were begun in Gatlinburg, Maryland and were completed in Lafayette, California, in July 2016. "

Audrey does beautifully precise and accurate hand applique and hand quilting. These lovely blocks have beautiful clean and sharp edges, using the freezer-paper method for cutting and placing the applique motif on the background fabric. We really admire the small details here, like the cheerful holly leaves and berries on the outer swagged border, along with the pretty red bows in the corners.

For more information about Elly Sienkievicz and her work in teaching and designing album quilts, here is a helpful and informative video from HGTV and Alex Anderson's "Simply Quilts" show.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2017 Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County show.


  1. Audrey is a member of my mini group. Her quilts are gorgeous. This quilt is even more beautiful in person.

  2. I really appreciate your professional approach.These are pieces of very useful information that will be of great use for me in future.



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