Happy Holidays! I created Christmas in the Woods after being inspired by the wonderful owl fabric from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. This quilt is done using very easy paper piecing. I had a great time choosing the fabrics. The pattern also includes instructions for placemats.
When I saw this Alexander Henry print all I could think about was my oldie but goodie pattern Midnight Garden. So with new fabrics in hand I set out to create a new version and called it Garden Fantasy. The quilt is currently hanging at Make it Sew in Chanhassen, MN. The pattern and kit will soon be available at www.makeitsewmn.com.
I had a blast making this wallhanging. I used a template called the Flip Flop block by Kathie Alyce. I usually have a difficult time piecing curves, but not this time, it was easy and fun. I used EQ Printables inkjet fabric sheets to print the pictures. My son, Mike and his girlfriend, Liz spent the winter in Lake Tahoe and this will be a great way for them to remember that time.
I have been having so much fun working at the new fabric store, Make It Sew, http://www.makeitsewmn.com/ that I haven't had very much time to create. This is one thing I have designed using some of the fabulous fabric at the store. There is no curved piecing, just a little applique, hand or machine. I am also designing some placemats to go along with the table runner. A friend gave me the idea for the curved triangles so thus the name - Claudia's Table. I did get the patterns written for my last two quilts. (you can see them on my website http://www.marydeeneydesigns.com/ or earlier blog posts) They are doing well at Make It Sew.
There is a beautiful owl that sits in a tree outside my sewing room window and keeps me company. The hollow of the tree is a prefect size for him and he blends right in with the color of the tree. Even during a snowstorm he will sit there for hours. A lesson in patience?