Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Quilt

This lovely belongs to Niki, and is a design by Nancy Halvorsen of Art to Heart.  It is out of her book 12 Days of Christmas.  It is all hand appliqued, using black thread in the blanket stitch which really shows the details in the designs.

It is quilted with a mix of freehand and computerised designs.   The outside green border is a design by Kim Diamond called Christmas 2010 border, and the inside green border is by Anne Bright called Christmas Bells stopborder.
I stitched a freehand fill around the lettering in the top green outside border, and then pushed the computerised stitching right to the edge of the freehand fill.

In the individual blocks I put some SID and then filled the background to make the applique designs pop.
I haven't seen this design before, and it was a pleasure to quilt, and to see all the little details in the design.

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