Excited to join in the Bloggers Quilt Festival, hosted by Amy’s Creative Side! This year, I’m entering my Silent Night Quilt in the original design category. Deciding which category was hard; I was really torn on whether to enter this in original design, applique, or small quilt. Looking at it, the applique were really what told the story behind the quilt, and it definitely met the criteria for a small quilt – but since it was an original pattern, I went with original design. Which category would you have picked?
This one is pretty special to me – it came as a result of a sleepless night and a desire to create the still silent night of the very first Christmas.
There were so many pieces that I wanted to incorporate into the design when writing the pattern:
- to create the sky, I pieced three different night sky star fabrics using a star pattern. I wanted the focus of the quilt to be on the silence of the night, so felt having the vast, expansive sky really helped to capture this.
- the angel is blowing his trumpet above the shephards (Luke 2:8-20)
- the wise man come from the east carrying their gifts
- the star of Bethlehem appears directly above the nativity scene