Oh Holy Night – Week 4

2015 Nativity

Oh Holy Night Week 4This weeks Oh Holy Night’s patterns are the buildings. The Shed and The Inn.

Artwork for The Shed is from Ange Wenke.

When I originally chose this artwork for Oh Holy Night, their were some things in the artwork that I thought were missing. Like the trees of Week 3‘s patterns and the Landscape of Week 1 and 2. I have always said I can’t draw, and really I can’t, but I can doodle.

With Electric Quilt, I drew The Inn completely using the shapes in Electric Quilt to create it. When I draw, their are no drawings made on paper, it all comes from my head or ideas I’ve seen elsewhere and I just draw it on my own. I’ve seen many buildings in the background for nativities and I’m sure that I probably got the idea of it from those, but I really wanted to have a building based on the bible story of Jesus’s birth, so I added The Inn to this project.

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Oh Holy Night – Week 3

2015 Nativity

So, we are in Week 3 of the Oh Holy Night BOW.. Today, we’ll be covering the Tree patterns, and adding the borders. Oops!! I messed up the Palm Tree download, if you downloaded this before, it was a jpg file and should have been a pdf file. Please redownload it. Continue reading

Oh Holy Night – Week 2

Oh Holy Night Week 2

2015-stbs-2 half backgrounds 2015-stbs-2 half backgrounds-RrLandscapes are one of my most favorite quilt types. However, I had never made one until I started this Block Of The Week. The artwork itself for the nativity parts do not include a landscaping scene, but in order to place nativity shapes I really felt a landscape was necessary. I didn’t just want to place them in blocks and call it a day. So, while this lesson is what I would call time consuming, it is pretty easy to do. I mentioned last week the sources that could be used for creating your own landscape. This lesson is totally optional and you are free to go whatever route you wish to add your shapes to a quilt or wallhanging. This lesson is image heavy, with approximately 90 images, their is alot to show you in how to do this part of the wallhanging. Two pdf files are included in this lesson to download with, that give you exact shapes like the above images, however, I’m going to show you how to create your own with this lesson. Continue reading

Oh Holy Night – Week 1

2015 Nativity

2015 NativityToday we start Oh Holy Night. I’ve loved how mine has turned out and I hope you to will make this wallhanging and let me see what you’ve done. I have meticulously laid this out so each week we’ll cover new parts of the wallhanging. Most of this wallhanging is applique shapes, such as the animals, trees, people and other objects. But the most technical part of this wallhanging is the background and without that you can’t really start this wallhanging. It wouldn’t matter if you made all the shapes first, without the background you have nothing to place them on. Once you get beyond the background, this wallhanging goes together easily and quickly. The shapes are not tedious, they are simple to set in place and there are not tons and tons of little pieces. Continue reading

2015 Oh Holy Night Guidelines and Features

2015 BoW

2015 BoW

Welcome To Oh Holy Night 2015 a Block of the Week.

Little Treasures 2014 can now be found here

Artwork for Oh Holy Night is mainly created by Angie Wenke.

All other artwork was drawn by Marian Pena in Electric Quilt. (Landscape, Trees, Optional Other Star, (not shown) Building, sitting lamb (not shown)).

I am estimating that Oh Holy Night will take about 12 weeks to complete, but it is possible it may finish sooner or run a bit longer. While I have made a set schedule, sometimes, real life gets in the way and I may not get something posted on time.

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Coming In July to Seams To Be Sew … My 2015 BoW

2015 BoW

Coming In July

2015 Block Of The Week O Holy Night

2015 BoW

Coming July 10th, each and every friday for 12 weeks, I will feature a small part of this wallhanging project.

I’ve always had a little infatuation with nativity scenes. I’ve collected a few of them be it made out of porcelain, wood, and even glass. As a quilter, I’ve wanted to create a nativity scene for years, so now, I’m bringing my creation to you.

I’ve named it O Holy Night because that is my favorite Christmas song of the season.

This nativity scene features the artwork of Angie Wenke.

It has been created in Electric Quilt 7 and Bernina Designer Plus v7

You will not need EQ to create your own, you will receive patterns in pdf format.

This will be limited, each part will be available free for one week only, then made available for sale until the end of the project.

I hope you will follow along and create it with me

Marian