Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Here is Quilt Inspiration's countdown to Christmas ! Each day up to and including Christmas Eve, we'll feature a quilt that reflects the spirit and beauty of the season. This is Day 2 of our series.

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Gingerbread Lane, 45 x 60, by Cindy Greco, California. Quilted by Cindy Greco

Displayed at the 2016 show of the Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County California, Gingerbread Lane drew many "oohs" and "ahs".  Cindy notes, "[Pattern designer] McKenna Ryan designed 8 separate fusible applique quilts, which I reconfigured into one quilt. Each quilt is embellished differently. Some blocks have beads and/or Swarovski crystals, some have a three-dimensional addition, and some use Angelina fiber highlights. It took quite a few math calculations to make the eight blocks work in a single quilt, and hours sewing on beads, adding wire to the Christmas tree branches and poinsettia leaves, and then backing them for the three-dimensional effect."

Close-up, Gingerbread Lane

This lovely three-dimensional poinsettia flower on the "Chocolate Moose" block is one of the many highlights of Cindy's quilt.

Close-up, Gingerbread Lane

Cindy continues, "Every single piece of applique had to be drawn on Steam a Seam fusible paper, affixed to the fabric, cut out, and ironed on the different background fabrics. Each piece also needed to be stitched to the quilt, which is very time-consuming.  This is considered an 'art quilt', and the actual top quilting is totally different than in traditional quilting."

We love this adorable gingerbread house, complete with a gumdrop roof!

Image credits:  Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.


  1. Love this quilt and admire the skill and patience it took to make it. Wow!

  2. Another gorgeous quilt. Love all the 3D things.

  3. McKenna Ryan is a master at creating these charming fused designs and even Japanese friends buy them on trips to the states.
    I have a friend who bought one and tried to piece it with needle-turn. She finally gave up and has passed the bits and pieces to me. After thinking it over, I am using the fabric as scraps to be added to other quilts.


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