i've been seeing and playing with red these past few days...
in late november i ordered a hand-made angel from dorthe of den lille lade blog for a christmas gift to my sister-in-law, and when the parcel arrived, these adorable little dolls were wrapped us a gift for me!
they are little danish nisse dolls and folklore has it they live in the attics and lofts and are very mischievous and disruptive....unless you ply them with rice pudding!
(rice pudding is my favourite dessert and you can bet that next christmas i will be placing a bowl of it out for these adorable little creatures!)
the detail dorthe puts into her creations is amazing and these characters are no exception, from their hats right down to their real wooden shoes
thank you so very much dorthe - i simply love them
the beautiful red and grey of the nisse dolls has inspired me to get busy and make this little table top quilt....
the fabric line is "rouenneries" by kaari meng of french general fame
and was a favourite of mine the day it hit the floor
i love the softness of the palette and the combination of the red, pink, grey, beige and cream is pretty and different
the elegant tracery of the flowers and vines...
i could use it all year round as the fabrics aren't christmassy in way, but i think it would make a lovely and different christmas table centre
i think i'm getting addicted to making little quilts - i have one more just awaiting borders and then another that's cut but not sewn
once all three are pieced i'll quilt them all at once
seems i can't quite break out of my assembly line assembling technique just yet!