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'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


brenco1 said...

Another one of your wonderful works with a great story - a short story! Hope you can get back to the nest soon and enjoy it.

Rosie said...

Pat that is beautiful, sounds like a great story.

Caron said...

Pat, I used to read that book to my second graders. It's a great book! Love the quilt and the choice of fabrics you selected for it. The snow in the sky, the snow on the ground... perfect in every way!

Happy, Blessed, Merry hristmas!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Pat this is my favorite quilt you've ever shown! I absolutely love it. So simple but so meaningful and such beautiful stitching. Could you please put me in your will for this one? :) blessings, marlene

TattingChic said...

Lovely quilt!

Judy said...

I love the little verse you wrote on it. The wallhanging is so beautiful. The stitching, colors and the story are all so very touching. Have a great day.

sparkle jars said...

Oh, I love this book! And you made such a beautiful quilt. I'm glad you withstood the cold so that we could see this.

jude said...

this one is a treasure! i love that story.

Jackie said...

How lovely.
Have a wonderful CXhristmas. I wish we had snow!

Nicki Lee said...

Oh Pat, I love this little quilt too! It is just beautiful. I have never made a Christmas quilt but you have inspired me to get started on a couple for next year.

Robin said...

I understabout loving the word "prairie"... me too. I think it's partly due to an early love of the Laura Engles Wilder books, which my Dad read to us starting when I was about 7 years old. I love prairie points too.

Thanks for your visit to my blog and your comment. Since you've been married 42 years, your husband must have seen your bright side as well.

I'll be visiting again. Your quilts are wonderful!!! Oh, yes, and your lists of likes on your profile ring bells with me too.

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