Monday, September 26, 2016

Fancy Forest Finish and a Polka Dot Tea Sale

After being obsessed with this quilt over the last month, this morning I finished hand sewing down the binding after quilting it on Sunday morning.  I was so please to find that not only did I still have enough wood grain fabric (an old Joel Dewberry print I had hoarded in my stash) for the backing, but that I already had a wood grain quilting pattern in my library.  For anyone that would like to find this pattern for use on their own long arm machine (or to let their long arm quilter know) you can find the pattern here. It was quite an easy one to quilt out (at least on my machine it was quite reasonable).
I do not claim the idea for this quilt.  This quilt is exactly as the one created and made by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Franson, who I have been following for many years now.  As soon as I saw the pattern I knew it was something I would have to copy and make. My excuse is that I needed to make a "sample" for the shop. Well, it's also another one for the boys, who are my greatest fans and love everything that I make for them. They are so sweet, I hope they feel the same way about my quilts in years to come.

So, already I am plotting and planning my next quilt.  Tula Pink's Slow and Steady range arrived in the shop early this month and it has been an amazing explosion of colour starting at me in the face every day.  Here are the fabrics mixed with Michael Miller Cotton Couture that I also keep in the shop due to the amazingly vibrant colors and soft hand of the fabric--hands down my favourite solid to work with!

If you would like to stop by Polka Dot Tea use the coupon code FANCYFOREST until the end of September for 15% off of your entire order. I would love if you would stop by, I'm only advertising this sale through my blog and I will be excited to see my readers there!

So, here is a sneak peek of my next project using these yummy fabrics...

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