I leave for Quilt Market tomorrow and I really wanted to get this post done before I left. It’s almost midnight and I just finished my last two quilts, got them quilted and the binding sewn on. I’m mostly packed and wondering what I’ve all forgotten. As I was going over my check list tonight, I realized that I forgot to pick up my order forms at the printer. It’s kind of hard to take orders if you have no order forms, so that’s kind of important! Tomorrow morning I have a school field trip with my older son, and then it’s off to the airport.
Up first, is the back cover of the book. If you’ve been a blog follower for a while, you know I love making Christmas quilts, so I had to include a few holiday things in the book.
I have always loved Christmas tree ornaments, so they were my inspiration for this runner.
Here are a few close-ups of the details –
All the edges don’t need to be stitched down – I just did a back-stitch down the middle of some of the shapes. It’s quicker and much easier around shapes like the snowflake below.
The Joy Pillow –
And another look at the runner, Joy pillow and the snowflake pillow.
Speaking of pillows, there are a few more in the book –
The fall pillow uses some of the shapes from the Fall Colors wall quilt That I snowed in my first post.
You can see a lot more details of the stitching on this fall applique shapes in that first post by clicking here.
The little leaf pillow is a great way to use up all those little wool scraps that are too precious or cute to throw out. I noticed as I was making all the larger quilts from the book, I ended up with quite a few scraps – which I saved and have enough to make several of these pillows.
Just a chain stitch and running stitch are required to make this –
Here’s a close-up of the last pillow. The flower uses a folded edge technique that gives the petals added dimension and character.
In fact, I had so much fun making that flower that I decided to make a topper that also used the design.
That’s it for the preview of the new book. You can comment on each of the preview posts to be entered to win a copy of the book. I will select a winner from each post when I get back from market. If you are interested in a copy of the book, you can ask at your local quilt shop or click here to go to our online store.
If any of you are going to be at market this weekend, please stop by my booth and see the quilts in person. My booth number is 2910. You can also come by my schoolhouse sessions on Thursday afternoon to learn more about the new book and my latest fabric line, Big Splash. My personal schoolhouse is at 2:55 in room #264 and my Henry Glass schoolhouse is at 2:15 in room #264.