Monday, December 15, 2008
"My Prairie Christmas"
I hate to say I hope to make this quick...but I haven't had the heat on in the Nest today and just remembered to post...it's freezing in here! However, I said I'd show you my Christmas quilts during the holidays...and so I must. It is sleeting like crazy right now and my deck is freezing over, so in order to get myself back in the house safely...I need to be a person of few words. Well, you know that won't work......
Several years ago I found the book "My Prairie Christmas" by Brett Harvey. Illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray. It is dear. About Christmas on the prairie and Dad going out to find the tree, disappearing in a snowstorm, all the consequences of that..then the wonderful ending. Just loved it. Have I ever told you that "prairie" is one of my favorite words? I have no idea why.
I loved this book, so decided to make a quilt with it as inspiration. The wall hanging is 26" x 35" and is hand appliqued, machine pieced, and hand quilted. The footsteps were done with a permanent pen. One of the photos I have included shows a photo of the book. I love this little quilt.
Sometimes I write on my quilts...front and/or back. This one has writing on the front...with a quote from the book. I hope you can read it.
So, hope you are safe and warm, that you enjoy the quilt shown here, and that your holiday season is "Merry and Bright!!"
Take care. Pat