Isn’t this the perfect Autumn project…this is only one block of many from Heart to Hand’s ‘Garden Quilt’!
I love her choice of mottled green wool for the leaves…and just look at that adorable bee. Looks so sweet here…not so much in real life! As you can see, Claire is using yarn dyed Daiwabo fabric for the back ground of each block.
I will be posting more pictures as Claire keeps stitching! I mean really, what are friends for!! :o))
Speaking of friends….I received this pattern in the mail on Friday! Kaaren had a Give Away and I was the lucky recipient!!
Talk about a lady who KNOWS how to write a pattern!! First off, this pattern is like a mini book! As you can see, the cover is a large colour photo of the entire quilt…which is usually the only picture you get in most patterns.
Not so in Kaaren’s patterns…just LOOK!! For each block you get a large full size COLOURED picture…you can even see the quilting! Eureka!
And the directions are clear and concise loaded with diagrams and drawings!! I love patterns like this! I am always saying that pattern designers NEED to treat me like a moron!! I want more directions not less…and Kaaren has done just that!! On behalf of all quilters, I thank you Kaaren!! I love your visuals!
So if you love this pattern (how could you not) but you have hesitated to buy it because it LOOKS too difficult..then think again! Kaaren has broken down the pattern and made each step easy and clear… and turned it into a a very do-able pattern! A lot of designers could take lessons from this lady!
Here’s a link to Kaaren’s blog. As most of you know, Kaaren has had serious health problems in the past…well… lately she has, as she puts it, received another lemon! If you haven’t already done so, hop on over and help her turn that lemon into lemonade!! It’s time for a little bloggy love!
THANK YOU, Kaaren! Not just for this pattern but for the many patterns that you have so generously and freely given out in your First Friday Freebie! You are one very special lady!
Have a super Saturday and happy stitching!~P