Tuesday, 24 November 2009

O Helga Natt (2000)

I have been scanning photos of some older work, and even though the quality is not exactly top notch, I want to share some of them. These pictures were from a long gone era when husband was used as a quilt hanger, and no, the quilt is actually square!O Helga Natt (Oh Holy Night) was a Christmas present for my parents in 2000, and they still just love it. They put it on their dining room table December 1. and it stays on pretty much all through Christmas. The rest of the year it’s neatly stored in a pillow case, only to be unpacked for show & tell once in a while.

In 2000 I was still quite new at the whole quilting thing, but I drew the appliqué designs, pieced some stars and made it all into a medallion style table cloth. It measures ca 63”*63” and comes with a horrible polyester batting which was a challenge to quilt using an even more horrible invisible thread. It’s far from perfect, but they don’t care, and neither do I.


One day I’ll make a Christmas quilt for me which, if I’m lucky, I’ll love as much as my parents loves this one.

7 comments:

  1. Nina, holy night is beautiful. I love your color selection. Evertyhing works well together

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  2. This is beautiful! And isn't it nice that it's loved so??

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  3. Nina, the quilt is so beautiful. I have some of the quilts that I made for my parents and a few that my Mom made for us. So many wonderful memories.

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  4. It's gorgeous! I'd be tempted to keep it out and admire it all year round.

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  5. Lovely quilt, Nina Lise! I love your applique designs (as always ; )) and the medallion design works really well, it makes it both modern and classic... The pattern is also very flexible. You have a lot of very cute and pretty applique designs. Maybe there will be another one made in the future, one for you?

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  6. You must make a Christmas quilt! Make more than one! Think how lovely it would be to have a Christmas quilt on every bed in your house!

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  7. You need to make yourself a Christmas quilt. You design such wonderful appliques and patterns! You could maybe start one now....

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