"Twas the night before Christmas..."
"Not a creature was stirring..."
"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care..."
"The children were nestled all snug in their beds..."
"When out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter..."
"When, what to my wondering eyes should appear..."
"Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound..."
"His eyes how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry!'
"He spoke not a word but went straight to his work..."
"And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose..."
"But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight..."
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!"
And here is the final quilt -- with large sashings that help each block define its own portion of the story. The applique blocks are each set with small cornerstone blocks -- there is a separate pattern available for all of the cornerstone blocks.
The Night Before Christmas
(c)2008 Susan H. Garman
There is also another separate pattern available with twenty different 6-inch applique motifs which are also appropriate for setting cornerstone blocks - or as small applique blocks for an entirely different quilt. Most of the applique motifs can be found in the larger Night Before Christmas quilt: stars, holly leaves and berries, assorted toys, Christmas trees, etc. They are simple and easy-to-applique blocks. I hope to post a quilt with these in the next few weeks!
Until then... I hope that life treats you well. Happy stitching!
All contents: (c)2008 Susan H. Garman