It's time to give you another pattern in our "Shining like the Dawn" block of the month wall quilt. The verse this month is another simple step towards having shining lives:
Trust in the Lord and do good.
I hope you are enjoying stitching these little mini quilts. You can download the pattern here.
When it comes to fabric choice, I am drawn to romantic, pretty, floral styles, and lean towards cooler colours. A look at my wardrobe will soon confirm that! Pastel hues have always been my first choice. When I started quilting, it didn't take me long to find out that a quilt made up of all pastel hues can be totally insipid. Quilts need contrast - they need large and small-scale patterns; they require dark and light values, and so I began to expand my horizons and include reds and some of the warmer colours that I would normally have avoided.
See all that red on the right:
Patchwork & Stitching have very kindly included a 4-page profile of my work in their latest magazine:
It's Volume 15 No 3 if you see it in the shops ... and it's their "Brights Special". I wouldn't call myself at all a "Brights" stitcher, but I still had some fabric left from a gift of bright fat quarters that one of our daughters gave me, so I came up with this set of four placemats for this issue:
I rather like the modern feel of the white background and the dots and of course I always enjoy making applique. You can find the pattern in the same magazine:
I've been looking back over my week and been trying to remember if I actually accomplished anything at all! I did choose some fabric from the stash to make some oven mitts for my charity box. I had planned to finish six, but I guess one completed is a start. I did manage to post off three small designs to a magazine and that's always a good feeling to think all the instructions are done and dusted. The parcel contained two bags; here's a couple of sneak peaks:
Have you heard that Craftsy is having a big sale on all their classes this weekend - up to 50% off ?
I'm a big Craftsy fan. Their online classes are fabulous. Once you buy a class, access never expires and all the lessons are always available. I've benefitted a lot from the ones I'm taking.
Now for the big announcement:
I am hosting a fabulous Giveaway commencing next week. Make sure you come back to find out how to enter.
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