Today I was going to show you the quilt I finished out of Figgy Pudding.
Was . . . . . .
But, somehow the week just flew by and I haven’t gotten it finished yet. It’s pinned on the quilting machine and that’s as far as I’ve gotten, so I’ll just announce the winner of the Charmed and Dangerous book instead.
I’ve randomly selected a name from the list of people who left a comment, and the winner is:
Heather, from www.quiltorstitch.blogspot.com, who commented on December 14, at 3:48.
Heather, please email your shipping address to email@example.com and I will ship our your little Christmas gift right away!
As I was working at the computer yesterday, look what was just outside my window (Hint: look above the top right corner of my computer screen.)
It’s this lovely little creature
and a few of her friends
I just wanted to squeeze that in, as I rarely see deer right up by the house. Now, on to the next order of business. I just heard that my Wildflowers fabric line has begun shipping! That means it should be in stores any day now. I’ve been busy making up quilts using my little stash of goods that I get ahead, so I want to show a couple of those today. I also wanted to show you some of the original artwork that inspired the line.
I’m not very advanced, technologically speaking, so I paint everything on canvas and then send them off to Henry Glass fabrics in New York City. They scan my artwork and do all the computer stuff that I can’t do!
The aqua and red are my two favorite colors in the line -
The quilt you saw peeking behind the artwork in that first picture is this one -
It’s called Modern Day Diamonds from my book Livin’ Large. The blocks are very simple to make and show off these large-scale prints nicely. The addition of the brown and yellow polka dot fabric makes for some very striking diamonds.
If you save the leftover fabric that is cut out of the block to add the brown sashing, you can make this really fun runner -
I have been auditioning it all over my house.
The only problem is, I don’t get to keep it. It’s actually my Mom’s, but I asked to borrow it so I could show you how cute the fabrics look in this runner.
I’d like to continue spreading a little Christmas cheer, so I’m going to give away a copy of the Livin’ Large book. That way you can make your own Modern Day Diamonds quilt and table runner! Just leave me a comment, if you want to be entered to win.
A few weeks ago I used the Wildflower fabric to make some letters for my studio. I wanted to share them today, in case you need a last-minute Christmas gift idea. They are really quick and inexpensive to make.
I bought the letters at JoAnns, spray painted the sides, and fused fabric to the front. I don’t think just fusing the fabric to the letter will hold up long-term, so for added security, you could also decoupage the fabric to the letter.
I think the letters would look good in this fabric
or this fabric,
or this fabric,
and this one.
You get the idea . . . .