Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Day #21

I do love the sheep!!! Now if this one is grazing, think it will need some grass to be nibbling at. Do I smell green bugle beads in his future??

Day #20

More sky and stars!!!

Day #19

I guess Day #18 was so I could rest up for this whopper. I do love the legs on the camel.

Day #18

Considering the complex nature of some of the previous pieces, this one was a quickie!!!

Day #17


Now I'm gettin' excited!!!! I love the horn and the palm fronds!!! The sky is gonna be fabulous!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day #16

This is my favorite so far!!! This donkey is really sweet! I love the hills and the barn boards, too. I am rethinking the inside of the manger, too. It should have been darker gray. I have NO grays in my stash at all! How could that be? Need to go shopping! Betty and I got the donkey fabric in Nashville. Worked out perfect, Bets!

Day #15

Bow wow! Arf, arf! Not sure why a dog is at the manager either. I need to get out my bible. This is feeling more like Noah's Ark! And I think I need to replace the one dark hairy piece under his head. I think it should be the sand and not that grey I put there. Opps!

Day #14

My picture is a little blurry, but this is the king riding the camel.

Day #13

Now this little sheep is adorable!!!! I love his black face and legs. The sand is working out pretty good, too. I'm half done but already want to get this puppy done! I'm ready for embellishments! Any suggestions for quilting from the peanut gallery??

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Day #12

Here's a big bit of the sky for Day #12. Got a bit of palm frond and an angel foot. I am going nuts thinking about the embellishments. I am gonna put different size crystals in the sky so the stars will really glitter.

Day #11

Not happy with the fabrics for this little king. I thought I was using the circle and the dark green . Not sure how the green stripe got in there. Yeah, I could re-do it but I am not gonna do it!!! Maybe he is from a country not very stylish. . .

Day #10

This piece is the shepard's staff. I used a really funky batik and it turned out really well. I am really liking this!!!!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Day #9

This piece has a building in it. Thought the pink tiled fabric would be cool, but now I'm not so sure. . . Maybe this IS turning into Malibu Jesus. . .

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Day #8

Got the first King done. I just love it that his shoes and vest match! I'm sure that was a concern during those times. But his crown did come out nice!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Day #7

Moo!!! Moo!!! Yes, it is a cow. Doesn't quite look like it yet. I do like his little eyes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Day #6

When I saw the kitty in the nativity scene, I thought, "Why is a cat there in the foreground instead of in the barn catching mice or in Mary's lap demanding attention?" Yeah, cats are not my favorite animals. But he turned out really cute. I might have to alter my cat thoughts. . .

Day #5

This little angel is pretty cute, if I do say so myself!! Generally, when I see the others fabric choices, I am becoming dissatisfied with my choices but I LOVE the horn fabric on this piece!!!! These two pieces will get sewn together when the whole top is pieced.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Day #4

Happy 4th of July!!! Got Day #4 done. Not happy at all with the fabric selections, but I am stuck with them. The grey walls are of the city and I can live with that but the city gate disappears! I'm thinking beads!!! When I get done with this puppy, everything that is not just as I want it is gonna get covered with beads and sequins. Jan is calling this Nativity "Malibu Jesus" because all my fabrics are so bright. She may be right!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Day #3

I just may have the hang of this thing now. Or maybe this was just an easy section!!! I love the dove's little beak/face!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Day #2

Day #2 was interesting! LOTS of tiny pieces. I think I am getting the hang of it though. Gotta remember - right sides together and leave SEAM allowances. Jeez. . .

PP Nativity - Day #1

Well, I've started my paper piecing project. I am convinced I am completely nuts. I keep making the same stupid mistakes over and over again! Maybe it will get better as the days move on. We'll see. . . .