This is another one of Lorette’s beautiful applique quilts! The pattern is called The Night Before Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs and this is the second one I have quilted, you can see the first one here. Lorette made this quilt back in 2013 right after she oldest sister passed away and I imagine this was a very therapeutic process for her. It took her 6 weeks to make and it is all hand appliqued and embroidered. The little mice are made out wool and are so sweet.
I custom quilted it with beadboard on the outer border and used a stencil for the corner squares. I SID around all the applique and blocks and added a variety of background fills including pebbles, swirls, wavy lines and loops.
Lorette sent wool batting and asked that it be layered on top of my Quilters Dream Blend which created wonderful texture with the quilting. I think she has now converted me for the two batts on these special quilts and I might have to order a couple of packages of wool to have on hand!
I just love quilting these overlapping swirls, they really add a lot of great texture!
I thought this would be the perfect quilt to show you one of the smallest church in Canada! It is right down the street from my house and so cute. It is called the Norlund Chapel, it is 8’x10’ and can hold 8 people. It was built by two local men in 1973, the chapel is open as a house of prayer for all 24/7. The chapel's steeple was salvaged from a church fire in 1971.