It looks so good on the green wall - the red adds just the right amount of contrast. I will love looking at it for the rest of the month.
The majority of the blocks were taken from the book "Snowbound". I will share my Snowbound quilt soon. These folk art blocks make me happy. After all these years, folk art still speaks to me. It was my first love when I started quilting seriously in the early 90's. Here's my angel kitty (see the halo and wings?), one of my most favorites over the years.
This block of Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus is very special to me. I did a small wallhanging of just this block for my mom several years ago. As you can see, this was all hand quilted. I still love hand quilting, just don't have as much time as I did.
The carolers are so sweet - don't you think??
The focal fabric for this quilt is the Hoffman Christmas fabric seen in the piece right above Santa. It's also what the angel kitty is made from. Not sure what year it's from but it truly is one of the most beautiful pieces of fabric EVER!! I have been working on a Christmas quilt done with this as the focal - but after 12 years or so, it's still in pieces in a box. Maybe that should be one of my goals for 2011!!
This quilt is based on this book. I think it's out of print now, but if you ever see, get it!! It's amazing and will free you up to do original works and have them come out perfectly!!