The Nativity is always a popular pattern with Critter Pattern Works, because a lot of people collect Nativity scenes. It sells year round because people want to take their time making it. I have simplified the process of making this 24" x 23", mini quilt by fusing all the pieces down to the batting and then raw edge stitching (straight stitch on the sewing machine using a darning foot) all the raw edges, then adding the backing fabric and adding the quilting stitches to the background fabrics.
Did you see the 3-D fronds on the palm trees, and the hand beaded harnesses on the camels, and the beaded star? All the animals have seed bead eyes. The expressions on the wisemen and the Holy Family are traced onto the fabric with an Ultra Fine Sharpie marker.
If you've never made a quilt before, or if you feel you don't have confidence in your ability, I made six free videos on Youtube explaining the all the steps. A lot of people learn by watching me. Start here to watch the videos: http://www.youtube.com/critterpat#p/u/8/q1mP57lDItI My name is critterpat there, too.
This is a PDF pattern, (to read it you'll need Abode Reader, a free program from Adobe.com) which means that when you purchase it, the download link will be emailed to you within 24 hours. Then you click on the link and can download the pattern to your computer and print out the drawings of the pattern pieces, or print out the whole pattern, your choice. You will never loose a pattern piece again. They stay on your computer. Also, if you need to see a detail up close, just hit the "+" button at the top of the page.
Wouldn't this quilt make a wonderful present for your family? It will be cherished for years to come.
This pattern is also available as a printed pattern...the difference is that there are more color photos in the PDF. If you would rather have a printed pattern send me a message when you purchase.