I'm taking a break from the Christmas preparations to join the "Virtual Christmas Quilt Show". Quilters who want to participate are to enter their Christmas quilt and tell about it. I was invited by SewCalGal - who is hosting the show. There are wonderful prizes to win, so if you would like to join - take a look here. Hurry up!!! It ends Dec 25th.
Here's my entry for the show. It is a wall quilt I made last year, from a pattern in one of the Australian craft magazines. I fell in love with it from the day I got the magazine, and couldn't wait making it! I love it, because it reminds me of my native country Norway and how I used to celebrate Christmas together with my (late) parents and dear friends. The quilt resembles the house where I grew up, the tree - my father & I went to the forest to cut the most beautiful Christmas tree, the log cabin - the fireplace at our home, the doves for peace, the poinsettia we always had for Christmas, the bell & candles (lights) on the tree, the gifts etc. :) Living in a tropical country doesn't give the "right" Christmas spirit to me, but looking at this quilt makes me more comfortable with it all. :)
The quilt measures 95cm x 110cm (37in x 43in). Oh, and there are prairie points around it. This was the first time I made prairie points - thought it was very difficult to make - but was is easier?! :)) I loved making it, and it is a great project for using up stash. I didn't buy any new fabrics for it! :)