Merry Christmas! - Ornament Hooks Quilt


Merry Christmas!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season full of joy, family traditions and the remembrance of the greatest gift of all, the Son of God, Jesus.

 


I wrapped homeschooling on Friday and spent the last few days working on a Christmas design for the December Aurifil Artisan challenge.  I wanted to do some experimental curve piecing, my favorite, so I grabbed my Papper Sax Sten double drunkards path templates, some green, red and cream linen fabrics and started cutting.

 


I didn't have a purpose in mind when I designed this, it was more about testing my piecing problem solving skills, so I really had several options of how to style this quilt, 18'' x 24 1/2''.  I've done several wall hangings this year, two of which are up and on display in my home, so I didn't want another on of those but thought it made a great table topper.

 


 

I initially wanted to quilt this on my longarm but something odd happened today, while trying to quilt the background I kept getting an error message that was definitely not something I could take care of by myself, the computer wasn't talking to the motor, yikes, I guess I could have done some free motion quilting but I didn't think of it at the time.  I took my quilt off the longarm and decided to finish this project with my walking foot.  It has been a long time since I've used my walking foot and I know it's shows but I went ahead and quilted the background with a 12 wt golden tan, 28 wt red and 28 wt green Aurifil thread in a Christmas plaid pattern.  For the design I echoed the curves in matching Aurifil thread.



When I was all done with my mini quilt/table topper/wall hanging I couldn't help but see two ornament hooks intertwined together so I decided on naming this project my Ornament Hooks quilt.

 


Again, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  I have one more quilt to share before the end of the year and several fun things to share right at the start of 2021.



Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:10-14

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    1. Thank you Vivian!! It really works well on my dinning table.

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  2. Lovely! I love the pattern, and the colors!

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    1. thank you. It was fun to work through the piecing and fit it all together.

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  3. What a fun project! The stripe fabric adds so much textural interest. Merry Christmas - and thanks for the Scripture verse quotation. Jesus is the reason for the season!

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  4. Your creativity knows no bounds, Heather! This design is lovely, and though your longarm wasn't working, your domestic machine workaround suits it perfectly. How nice to have this modern-looking piece on your table. I hope your Christmas was lovely, and that you and your daughter enjoyed a pleasant day together. Blessings. Linda

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    1. Thank you Linda. It was a good Christmas. Even though my parents are only 15 minutes away my daughter and I spent the week with them and enjoyed the time with family. We had Christmas with everyone (about 25 people between my parents, grandma, my sister's family and my brother's family), it was really fun.

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