Sunday, 14 November 2010

Christmas on Earth, Day Two & Three

I have joined in on SewCalGal’s Christmas Quilt Show again as I truly enjoyed last year’s show. Lots of lovely blogs to visit, quilts to see and bloggers to meet; what’s not to love?

I have chosen two of my Christmas on Earth projects for the show. Christmas on Earth is my Christmas class and pattern of the year. I had so much fun making these that I made 7 samples instead of the planned 4. Oh well, I see little globes decorated for Christmas wrapped up in colourful paper under a few Christmas trees come December 24th.

The design is quite simple, but it’s all the little details and embellishments that make them interesting. I love pieces where you have to take a closer look to see the whole picture.

Day Two
This table runner is raw edge appliquéd; machine quilted, embellished by hand and I think I’ll have to keep it for myself as it fits perfectly on my coffee table.

Day Three
This pillow is raw edge appliquéd, machine quilted, embellished by machine and I think I’ll have to keep this one as well as it fits perfectly on my couch.-)
I’ll be celebrating Christmas at home with my family – husband, daughter, grandson (3 ½) and in laws. It should be fun, grandson getting so big and all. He will probably prefer hot dogs to the traditional Christmas dinner with dried and salted ribs of lamb, potatoes and mashed Swedish turnips; and I’ll be happy to cook him some. Everyone should have something they like on Christmas.

You can see more of the Christmas on Earth series here. I’ll be running out of places to put Christmas projects...



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35 comments:

  1. These pieces are so creative and inspiring. Beautiful colours and lovely texture created by your stitching. A great start to Christmas!

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  2. These are so clever. I specially loved the way you incorporated a christmass tree in the first one.

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  3. So many lovely ideas to use your "Christmas on Earth"! A real inspiration!

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  4. These are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love this design. It's looks simple, but as in any art, one can read things into it.

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  6. Wow, I love the pattern. Very unusual.

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  7. Very creative, thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Your creativity is so inspiring! I just love looking at your work.

    Thanks for sharing

    SheilaC

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  9. Oh Nina, I've been watching this one as you worked on it, I'm glad you used it for the show. Wonderful as usual.

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  10. love the details.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  11. Oh clever clever!!! From one Nina to another - great job!!!!

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  12. I'm glad you are showing this one again. Love it.

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  13. This is so different - so cool - and that's a BIG compliment! Thanks for sharing with us.

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  14. What sweet pillows...thats for sharing.

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  15. What a unique idea. I enjoyed looking at your class pictures, too. Everyone did "make it their own."

    ...Karen

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  16. These are very unique! I love seeing all of the modern designs out in the quilting world today!

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  17. What a neat design. I think I like the pillow best. Glad to meet you and view your blog. Love Lois

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  18. Your work is so very creative! Just wonderful fabric art!
    Lola

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  19. Very Creative, I really like your work. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Very nice... what a great idea.

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  21. Clever & very different designs for Christmas

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  22. Oh Nina Lise this is such a beautiful design and I love hearing your insights on Christmas globes. Inspirational. Thanks for sharing.

    And I admire you for being willing to fix your grandson hot dogs for Christmas, if that is what he wants. So sweet!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  23. Nina Lise,
    Thank you for sharing in Sewcalgal's quilt show. They're my fav. Can you blame me? And yes, my 3 yr old will also be eating a hotdog (with cranberry sauce on the side :)

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  24. Very cute. Love the table runner the most...
    Elzaan

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  25. I love this design! thanks for sharing!

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  26. Your projects are all beautiful.

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