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Hey, I decided to do a pattern giveaway. I want to give away one of my favorite flower patterns.... the Calla Lily quilt "Light Upon the Earth".
Purple Dawn is a quilt I made a few years ago with Hoffman Fabrics and today I was wondering how it would look in a larger size. The pattern actually comes in two sizes already, 43" square and 84" square, but I figured I could easily make it rectangular instead.
Many quilters don't know that the majority of my applique stitching is raw edge. Even just recently, when I was showing some of my applique flowers, a number of quilters asked, "is that really raw edge?". Of course, there are some secrets in my technique which reduce fraying and give the appearance that the edges are turned under.
I am so excited to finally get another quilt pattern published. It is always a good feeling to get another chalked off the board so I can move onto the next. Of course, by the time I chalk one off, I've usually added at least half a dozen more. Anyway, my latest pattern is called Changing Seasons.
Any excuse to make something for someone is always high on my list of things to do especially when it comes to Christmas and Birthdays, so knowing my granddaughter Amy loves purses, I just had to make her one this Christmas. I used my Candy Sweet Purse Pattern to create a new style design just for her. The original pattern has two applique designs that can be used - or you can use a favorite fabric in the panel inside - but I chose to create my own fabric and add some additional touches.
November I always consider the beginning of the "crazy" season, well that's how I look at it. Everyone is crazily trying to get their projects finished or in some cases, started and getting ready for our Christmas festivities. Although it is Spring in the southern hemisphere and fall in the northern, it reminds me of pumpkins - could be Halloween of course! Anyway, I must say that "pumpkin anything" is listed at the top of my favorites so I thought I'd share a couple of recipes.
Over the weekend I was looking over all the Christmas patterns. There are more than I thought! I'm rather fond of poinsettias and realize I have a number of patterns that have poinsettias in them.
I've been looking at my "Glorious Morning" quilt and thinking it would look great in different colors. Since the morning glories on this pattern are appliqued, it would be so easy to audition various fabrics, but sometimes it is easier to figure it out first. Mostly I know morning glories in a blue-purple color, but I see there are many in shades of blue-blue, purple and pink. Even white ones. I decided to play a little with colors to see what I came up with. First, here is the original.
As you will have read from my last blog post, I've been updating the board bag and making myself a new tote in new colors. I'm really liking the combination. I do think the Amsterdam Star looks good in just 3 fabrics. What do you think?