Thursday, December 6, 2012

Paper Pieced Nativity

 In November, I found that Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts and Kristy at Quiet Play were having a 

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop

I love the look of paper piecing.   It reminds me of stained glass. I have only tried it once before with much larger pieces.  I figured I would give myself a break from crocheting for a bit and spend a couple evenings at the sewing machine.  And this is what I decided to try out...

I loved hanging the block in the window and let all the light shine through it.  On this block, decided to use all Batik material that I had from the Eskimo wall hangings that I had made months back.

I used the star pattern in two different sizes and the baby Jesus.  I changed it a bit to make the streams of light from the manger. 

I made it for a small wall hanging.  I love it.  It is so different from anything that I have done before.  The pattern was easy to follow and so much fun.  Thank you to Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts and Kristy at Quiet Play for a fabulous hop and the gorgeous blocks.

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  1. Oh lovely! I love the pic that makes it look like stained glass! So beautiful!

  2. I love the streaming light! The batiks are perfect for the midnight glow :)

  3. It does look like stained glass and you used the perfect fabrics.

  4. That's gorgeous. I agree with Cathy - perfect fabrics. Thanks for linking up. :)

  5. It is lovely Amy, the batiks were the ideal choice!

  6. I absolutely LOVE the fabrics you used! What a neat effect - like a painting or glasswork. :D

  7. Wow these are beautiful Amy! Thanks for sharing on "I Gotta Try That" Have a great week!

  8. What a beautiful wall hanging! I made those blocks too, weren't they great to follow? :) I love your take on them!

  9. It is beautiful Amy and your paper piecing is perfect, it does look like stained glass. Thanks for sharing.
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