Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas is Coming and the Nativity is Finished!

I hope everyone had a glorious and grateful Thanksgiving!  We had a lovely celebration in New Mexico with my family and arrived home (with NM Christmas Tree) yesterday evening.  I set up the tree without decorations, and so far the puppy hasn't really been too interested, but Bentley's tail is so dangerous I think we will really not be able to have any ornaments on the bottom branches.

Anyhow, I wanted to share pictures today of the finished Nativity quilt, called "Rejoice, Rejoice".  I finished the quilting before we left and stitched down the binding (it's a muted gold silky ravely stuff) in the car.  I blocked it while we were in New Mexico and my dad took some pictures of it for me.  It was difficult at first, the flashes he uses to take quilt pictures caused weird reflections off the tulle that made it look like the whole quilt was covered in dandruff, but after trying a different light source he got some great shots.  I'm so excited this is finished and looking forward to hanging it up tonight when we get out the Christmas decorations!

For more posts on this quilt, see here and here and here and here

Rejoice Rejoice, Mosaic Nativity Quilt, c. Shannon Conley, 2012, 39" x 39", Photo Doug Conley



Rejoice Rejoice, detail.  Shannon Conley, 2012, Photo Doug Conley

Rejoice Rejoice, detail.  Shannon Conley, 2012, Photo Doug Conley

Rejoice Rejoice, detail.  Shannon Conley, 2012, Photo Doug Conley

I'm going to post this on the 2012 Christmas Quilt Show, you guys should go check it out, there are some lovely quilts!







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61 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I'm curious to know a little more about your process. Are the edges of your little mosaic pieces raw or did you turn them under?

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  2. Your quilted angels are glorious! And the entire piece is simply wonderful!

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  3. this is more than gorgeous1 I can't believe it's a quilt! It really looks like a real mosaic!
    Wow! Now that is talent!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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    1. Thanks so much for the super sweet comment! I'm glad you like it!

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  4. Oh!. My!!! Shannon, this is amazingly gorgeous! I am in awe and in love with it. You really should enter it over at the online 2012 Christmas Quilt Show - linkups are open until Friday.

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  5. Shannon this is simply gorgeous!!! Everything about it is amazing, I would just sit and stare at it in awe if it were hanging in my home.
    Amanda

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  6. That is beyond beautiful... I am in so much awe of your talent!

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  7. Just beautiful! I took my time to 'stare' at all your work on this piece.

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  8. ohhh I love this piece - I've always wanted to do a mosaic piece but never quite understood how - wow - now I get it. This really is stunning!

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  9. That is just beautiful. It will be such a thrill to display it.

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  10. Simply amazing! This is truly beautiful.

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  11. wonderful technique, results are a beautiful quilt...

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  12. What a beautiful scene. I am sure it took alot of time and patience. It is absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  13. Oh my goodness! This is just beautiful.

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  14. Absolutely Beautiful! So much work but worth it. Thanks you for sharing.

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  15. Amazing quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. It turned out so beautifully! Absolutely gorgeous, Shannon.

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  17. Thanks for all the nice comments guys!

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  18. Beautiful. What an interesting idea - love it!

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  19. Oh, good! You put it in the show. :D I love seeing this again. You must be on Cloud 9 about how wonderful it turned out.

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  20. This is very very beautiful! I found you through the Christmas Show; glad to visit!

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  21. How beautiful is your nativity scene. It's so nice to see a religious Christmas quilt for a change. The others are lovely, but yours is special.

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  22. This is so effective. It looks wonderful.

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  23. You are my quilting hero. Holy talent! That is fantastic. Every little thing about it.

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  24. absolutely fantastic. sent you post to my daughter--we agree it's one of the most wonderful quilts we've seen. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  25. That's unbelievable! So much work!! It's very lovely and moving.

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  26. beautiful! I love the deep blue mosaic and the angels are such a lovely touch.

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  27. WOW! The quilt is just amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it.

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  28. Wow. This quilt had to be so hard to sew. What a fabulous job you did.

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  29. This is just lovely. So much work!

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  30. what a magnificent quilt! Such detail and amazing quilting.....

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  31. This is wonderful. Congrats on the finish!

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  32. Absolutely lovely and a beautiful Christmas quilt. Thanks for sharing it!

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  33. Oh My Goodness! This quilt is beyond lovely! I'm stunned! It's wonderful! I love Nativity scenes, and this quilt is just great!

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  34. Simply wonderful....you did a great job on this. Such a beauty to use this technique on.

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  35. This is just amazing! I do mosaics with china, glass & tile shards so I know how much work went into this. AMAZING!

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  36. It's wonderful! I couldln't imagin it was really made by fabrics, had to zoom you pictures, increadible!

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  37. Amazing - the only word I could think of.
    I understand it doesn't describe the gorgeous detail of your quilt.
    Enjoy your beautiful decoration.

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  38. Incredible , just beautiful , it looks like a lot of work !

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  39. SO NEAT-LOVE IT!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  40. Beautiful. Words don't describe how great it is.

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  41. What an incredible quilt! Thank you for sharing.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  42. I love this quilt! How did you do it with such small pieces? I am impressed beyond measure. The subject matter is right on too.

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