As many of you know, we announced our five finalists for the Fabric
Design Contest a couple of weeks ago. Since the announcement, one of the
designers has been disqualified from the competition as they failed to
provide sufficent contact information. Given this, we made the decision
to open the contest up to two additional participants. The first
addition was the next runner up based on your votes. To mix things up
and add an element of surprise, we decided to include a "Wild Card"
finalist as well. We then needed to figure out how to decide on the Wild
Card and we ultimately landed on the idea to draw the finalist's design
name from a hat.
I love to take my iron to classes and retreats but don’t like to mess
with trying to figure out how to get a hot iron home. I have seen the Caddy Pad pattern made in many different fabrics and it always looks so cute.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Snow Flakes Mini Runner! It is absolutely adorable. First, of course, I love snowmen; second, it’s mini-- who doesn’t love mini?; and third, it was quick and easy. What a trifecta. This was super simple to make, no matching and the embroidery is primitive so it shouldn’t be perfect. It was fun to make all the different expressions with embroidery and different size and type of buttons and snaps for the eyes and mouths. No two flakes are the same! I made it in our Winter's Evening colIection using reds and greens but it would be really cute in blues to give it a more wintery versus Christmasy look. I was a little worried my sample might not come back because several people in my department were eyeing it. It would actually make a great gift that you could whip up in a hurry but I won’t be giving mine away! My house is like the Hotel California for snowmen: they check in but can never leave. LOL!
Here are three very different quilts in three very different collections – and they are all popular quilts from our Connecting Threads archives.
When I saw Falling Leaves Pattern Download from Cora’s Quilts
I fell in love. This would look so perfect in my living room this
Fall. I used the 5 Fat Quarter option (which by the way gives you
enough fabric for a scrappy back…BONUS!) I thought this would look
great in Jenni Calo’s new line Mix It Up!