Whoa! It's been awhile since my last blog post, so I thought I would share what I've been up to over the last few weeks(months). How about we keep this short, sweet and to the point. CHRISTMAS! A little of this and a little of that. And a lot time spent writing, editing and testing.
This is my latest pattern Gingerbread Man Twist. Designed as a somewhat scrappy quilt. The quilt and pillow can be made using 8 FQ's and 4 F8. Of course you'll need some yardage for the background, borders, backing and binding. Available in both immediate download PDF and the traditional Mailed pattern. The pattern includes instructions for the quilt and the pillow. It's a little late in the year to start a quilt for Christmas unless you are planning for next year! Well I know there's a few of you out there that could make both of these in time for this Christmas. But for most of us we are at the point of finishing up what we already had planned for the year or we're looking for a quick little project. The pillow would be perfect for an afternoon project. It finishes at 20" x 20" and uses a quick method of making the pinwheels. I also included 2 different cutting directions for them. One is for the quilter who like to trim up Hst's and the other is for those who don't.
The full sized applique Gingerbread Man is also included in the pattern, along with different ideas and instructions for embellishments such as ricrac, lace, and those fancy machine stitches we hardly ever use. I used 2 different stitches on my pillow and then a hand French knot for the eyes. On my quilt I used a cotton lacey trim and buttons(shown below). On both the pillow and quilt I used the same machine blanket stitch to secure them to the quilt block.
I can't wait to share this and my other new pattern Stockings with my grandkids. We have a tradition in our family of reading Twas the Night Before Christmas while cuddled up together on the couch or bed.