Wednesday, November 11, 2009

How about another?

The gang at the retreat really liked this one, too. I hope you do, as well. Click the cover for a larger view and you can see the rest of my holiday offering here and here.

I'm sure you've noticed that I love to use type/text in my designs. When I finished the rough sketch for this one, the words popped into my head immediately...merry & bright. I had to include them in the design. It didn't include the snowflakes until I was almost finished placing the appliqués for the festive tree and its twinkling stars. Then it dawned on me that the only thing that would be more merry & bright would be if it started to snow. That made the picture perfect, to me.

I completed this project in no time at all with a raw-edge appliqué technique and lots of free-motion "scribble" quilting over the tree in gold metallic thread that makes it look like it's covered in spun sugar. Because it's so easy, you plenty of time to have it done for your holiday decorating or gift-giving.

Let me know what you think and have a great day!

Patrick ;-)


  1. The new projects look fun and I like your cat patterns.
    I have never done raw edge applique, but I do love free motion.


  2. You really should give raw-edge applique a try, Debbie. Remember, projects like these would seldom be washed, if ever. Densely quilting with something like my version of "scribble" quilting covers a lot of the raw edges so they're completely secure. Using a great fusible adhesive such as Lite Steam-A-Seam 2, keeps your appliques from peeling up. I'm glad you like the patterns and thanks for your comment! :-)

  3. P.S. Of course, there's nothing to stop you from finishing the raw edges in your favorite style!

  4. Let me know if you have a whole alphabet on your site or in one of your books. I do like the cheerful letters you use in your designs.