Hi there! I’ve been teasing you all week with my applique project, and it is finished and ready to share! Pat invited five of us to put our own spin on one of her new Girls in the Garden patterns for Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. I had so much fun selecting a pattern and then all the fabrics to work with! Actually, I could only narrow it down to two patterns, and I had to ask one of my girls which she liked better. She helped me decide on Amelia’s Spring Delight:
Selecting fabrics – I would usually lean toward solids in place of batiks, since I haven’t stashed those, yet. However, I forced myself to look closer at my prints, and select a few favorite prints to work with. I think all the prints make it really whimsical and fun!
I also decided to make a table runner, instead of the wall hanging. If you are a regular here, you know that I’ve made a number of runners over the last year or so – I love them! To make it a runner I eliminated the second and third borders, and made an extra wide binding to finish framing the runner.
All the pieces were clearly marked, and the instructions are super clear, which makes for a fun sewing environment here! I took my time stitching around all the pieces, and learned lots about my new sewing machine as I worked. It was our first applique project together, so I had fun working out her features as we sewed.
What do you think of that birdhouse? I love it, but I’m glad my house is a bit more subdued!
Here’s a better look at all the patterns:
Now for the giveaway details!
- Bigfork Bay Cotton Company is giving away a pattern of your choice right here! All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me your favorite pattern (if you can pick one!). I will select a winner on Sunday evening, 2/26/12 , via random number generator.
- Pat is giving away an entire set of patterns, so if you can’t decide, hurry over to her site and enter!
- The Fat Quarter Shop is also giving away five entire sets of Pat’s patterns. Visit the Jolly Jabber blog to enter.
Heather of Olive and Ollie
Dawn of Spring Water Designs
Tomorrow : : Heather of a La Mode Fabric