Monday, December 24, 2018

Welcome to Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 12 !

It's Christmas Eve, and the conclusion of Twelve Days of Christmas Quilts. We wish you a very happy, healthy and creative holiday and New Year !

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The Nativity, 37 x 34", by Cindy Greco , California

Here's a lovely quilt by Cindy Greco that reflects the light and hope of the Christmas season, with the Star of Bethlehem shining brightly overhead, and the angels and animals present at the simple manger where Jesus was born.

Cindy found this pattern, the Silent Night Nativity Art Quilt, at Nancy's Notions. At the time, it was apparently sold as a kit, with the fabric provided. Cindy explains, "The instructions stated that each of the 7 patterns should be its own quilt, but I reconfigured them as one quilt. I used Wonder Under for fusing the pieces to the background and stitched each piece onto the backing with invisible thread. I also used metallic thread for the Star of Bethlehem rays."

Close-up, The Nativity 

Cindy adds, ...."The different fabrics were not labeled with their names, and many pieces were very similar in color, so it took a long time to figure out the proper colors for the pattern. There was a color code in the instruction booklet, but the colors listed did not necessarily match any of the fabric provided. It was a challenge."
As quilters who have worked with kits containing incomplete directions, we can certainly relate to Cindy's situation.But she has beautifully overcome the challenges, and the result is a quilt that is most radiant and joyful, with excellent workmanship.

Close-up, The Nativity

"She gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger." 
( New Testament, Luke 2: 7)
Just as this quiet manger scene reflects the peace and light that the birth of the Christ child brought to the world, we wish all of our readers a joyous season of peace, light, and renewal. Merry Christmas, everyone.

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2018 quilt show of the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County, California.

1 comment:

  1. I like this one best of all. Merry Christmas, ladies, and God's Blessings in the coming New Year.


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