Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Welcome to Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 4 !

Believe it or not, it's that time of year again: time for Twelve Days of Christmas Quilts ! We are featuring an inspiring quilt each weekday, ending on Christmas Eve.  We wish you a very happy, healthy and creative holiday season.

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Heaven and Nature Sing by Ellen Born, quilted by Sharon Elsberry
(Arizona, U.S.A.)

Ellen writes, "Over 2 years in the making, this McKenna Ryan quilt [pattern] was enriched with Sharon Elsberry's quilting! I was so happy to hang it for Christmas."  Ellen's work shows the animal kingdom happily playing on a snowy winter's day. In this scene of 6 panels, you'll find black bears, cardinals, a bluebird, a family of deer with their little fawns, a fox, a racoon, a moose peeking in from the side; and of course, Santa with a sleigh full of toys and 8 tiny reindeer. 
Close-up, Heaven and Nature Sing

Ellen's fabulous applique work is complemented by the lovely batik fabrics in various shades of spruce green, cranberry, teal, aqua, icy blue, plus orange and red for Santa's sleigh. We congratulate Ellen on the completion of what is sure to be a treasured heirloom to be enjoyed each Christmas season and into the New Year  for all the years to come !

Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2018 Quilt Arizona show.


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