Wednesday, November 16, 2011

'The Tale of Three Trees' Tutorial

Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little tree looked up at the stars and said......

That is the start of one of my favorite books for Christmas,  really it is such a beautiful folktale for any time.  If you have not read this book - please do, it will inspire and uplift you.

And today, in honor of one of my favorite books I hope you enjoy my gift to you, the paper piece pattern 'Three Trees"

I love the odd angles of the trees, and the folk art affect of the quilting.
  • Download and print pattern.
  • Paper piece project using pattern provided, white background, and three different green fabrics. (See tutorial below if you are unfamiliar with paper piecing)

  • Sandwich paper pieced top, batting and background fabric.
  • Draw lines for tree trunks.

  • Chain stitch trunks using 2 ply brown floss.

  • Using 2 ply red floss quilt a running stitch through all layers along each seam as illustrated.

  • Frame, make an ornament, mug rug, or small pillow.

If you are not familiar with paper pieceing - here is a fabulous tutorial found on Youtube. 

Post a comment and I will draw a random number to receive a free frame as shown in my model.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sew Glad She Shared...

I just LOOOVE to see my patterns done in different fabrics!  Merritt at Just BeeCuzz Quilting was kind enough to send me a picture of my Flower Sugar Sewing Caddy she recently completed. 

I just love it!!!

Here's a shot of my original - I just love the boldness of  her fabric selection!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The Winner Is........

First of all can I say THANK YOU!!!   Your kind comments have been so appreciated!  I put things out there and hope that they will be enjoyed and so to hear your encouraging comments  was such a treat for me. 

Now for the treat for you, well one of you anyway :) 

Congratulations Colleen!

Friday, November 11, 2011

100 Blocks Blog Tour!

Hello All!  I was so excited to be asked by the great people at Quiltmaker magazine to submit a block for their fabulous 100 Blocks collectors edition magazine. And here's my block!

 I decided to do a Little Laundry with one of my dimensional dresses hanging on the line.
This block was of course inspired by my Laundry Day quilt. 

 Just like the piles of laundry in my laundry room, this quilt may seem a bit intimidating.  But why not take it one small batch at a time, like this darling dress and see how good it feels.

Here I chose to simply my laundry even more and simply applique the dress dress using fabrics from the new Ruby fabric line.  I finished the appliqued piece framed in a charming 8x10 frame with a matt of jumbo white ric rack.

I hope you enjoy my Little Laundry block.  Now to the good stuff!!!

Leave a comment for a chance to win one of my giveaways! 

 I will be giving away a charm pack of my favorite Ruby fabric, the 100 Block collectors edition magazine provided by Quiltmaker, and a copy of my book Laundry Day. 

Thank's for stopping by and happy hopping!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I am so excited to show you my newest quilt
"Wonky Winter".
 For this design I wanted a quilt that I could enjoy at Christmas but also thru the remaining cold winter nights.

This is the companion to my two quilts Wonky Wildflowers and Wonky Fall Foliage.

Coming soon is the final quit in this series.

Wonky Love

Here is a little teaser!

I hope you enjoy!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

December Cross Stitch Release

Halloween has been put to bed and it is time to start thinking about getting ready for the Jolly Holiday. 
I just love the bright colors of Christmas, can you tell?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's Here!

It's here!  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol.4
The reason I'm so excited is because little old me has a block in this issue!  Click the link to the side to follow the blog tour beginning November 7th then check back here on November 11th to see my block and the fun way I finished it!