Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Winning Wednesday

Yes, today we find out who wins my First Ever Give-Away~

image A Quilter’s Connection magazine and fabric to help you make the Partridge in a Pear Tree wall hanging! 

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!


  1. Congrats to the winner. And so thoughtful to give us the pattern. Hope you are having a fun day quilting.

  2. That is so kind of you! I was admiring that runner, so will now race off and make one too!

  3. Congrats to Barb!!
    How sweet of you to share your pattern too.

  4. Well yes, I am totally bummed, lol.
    But congrats to Barb, it is a wonderful package and you are wonderful for including a pattern for everyone else.


  5. Hang on! You typed the wrong name as the winner!! (Giggle) Congrats to the lucky winner and thanks for generously putting your pattern up for us all.

  6. Thank you so very much--I am so excited! I can't wait to sit with a nice cup of tea and read the new magazine and then use the wonderful fabrics to put together the Partridge in a Pear Tree! I am also in love with the pattern you are giving us--oh so much to sew and quilt and so little time! Thank you again!

  7. Congratulations to the winner...and thank you for hosting this giveaway!!!

  8. Thanks for the instructions for the table runner... I like them at the moment because I can actually finish them! Not another UFO!

  9. Congratulations to the winner.

    Thank you for the pattern!!!!

  10. Thank you for these directions- this runner is so cute!

  11. Well, A winner - and its not me!!there goes my quilting career right out the window!!

    Conga - rats to Barb for being the winner!!! Can't wait to see her finished project.

    Oh wait - there's a free pattern - maybe I can try that looks really easy and I like the easy instructions. It loooks like I will be quilting after all!!

    I am off to Goodwill to buy up all the jackets and blazers.
    Jenny J

  12. congrats to Barb and what a lovely table runner Paulette...thanks for the instructions..

  13. Congratulations to the winner! I had no idea this pattern was your own design. I already printed it and added it to my to do -list!

  14. Congratulations to the winner can i change my name to her's please lol i am sure they will be waiting on the postman to deliver it
    Thanks for posting the instructions for the runner as well
    Hugs Janice

  15. This is beautiful - thank you for the pattern!!

  16. Thanks for sharing your pattern, Paulette! It's really darling! And congrats to the winner too--that's a really cute quilt project for the holidays!

  17. Love the table quilt! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  18. Congratulations to the lucky winner!
    Thanks for sharing your pattern,'s lovely!
    Julia ♥

  19. Thank you for taking the time to explain this as a tutorial to us.