Yes, today we find out who wins my First Ever Give-Away~
Drum Roll….I shake the cookie jar and then reach in and pull out a piece of paper with ……… name on it! Barb-Corgi to Quilt By is the the winner!! Please email me your address so that I can pop this stuff into the mail.
Now if the rest of you are feeling bad DON’T because I have a give-away for all of you! ( I hope you want it!) It is a copy of the pattern to the coneflower runner. I’ve had a few people ask about the pattern so here it is: (if you don’t want it, read no further….you are excused from class early!)
Here’s a picture of the runner. I made this runner up as I went so here are the instructions-
1.) Cut 21 4 inch squares and sew them into 3 rows of 7 squares each. (I used flannels).
2.) Sew 2 rows together lengthwise. Cut the third row in half lengthwise and sew one half of this strip to each side of the two rows –see the picture. You have a 2 inch row, then two 4 inch rows and finally the last 2 inch row. Press as you go.
3.) Now you are ready to appliqué the cornflowers onto this back ground. Whenever I work with wool I always press double sided Heat and Bond onto the wool to stabilize it. Plus I use it to trace the pattern of the flowers, leaves and birds onto the smooth side before pressing it onto the wool.
4.)Now that the heat and bond is stuck on, cut out the shapes and place them on the background. You can try to iron the pieces on but I find the actual ‘bonding’ doesn’t work very well with wool as it sometimes has too many fibers, so you may have to pin or baste.
5.) Stitch the shapes into place using blanket stitch and whip stitch (whatever you prefer to do).
6.) When finished with the appliqué, add a 1 1/2 inch sash before you quilt and bind it. I hand quilted mine but you could easily machine quilt it.
If you have any problems with these instructions please contact me. The coneflower/bird/leaves drawing for the appliqué is HERE. (You will probably have to expand this sheet to a larger size (150-200%). Remember the wool I used was from old coats/blazers. It’s a good thing!
I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday and Happy Quilting!