I spent the month of October and some of November working on a new flower pattern, a Poinsettia. During the process, I was lucky to get to visit a warm, sunny beach in Hawaii over Thanksgiving, which I highly recommend. Unfortunately, my tan is quickly fading.
So, when I got home, it was back to my new flower. I was asked by RJR Fabrics to use some of their beautiful batik fabrics, which I did. The pattern and fabric kits will be available through Keepsake Quilting around the first of the year, in plenty of time for you to get it done for next Christmas.
I documented the building of this quilt with a video and set it to some Christmas music to show how I developed this quilt. I even show how you I quilted it so you can see how easy it really is (but don’t tell anyone)! I want you to have the thrill of your friends and family saying I can’t believe you made this! That’s why I make patterns.
I made this flower 3 times in different combinations of fabrics and also in my hand-dyes. I love to see how my patterns can be translated into a variety of fabrics and still look great.
As I said, around the first of the year, Keepsake Quilting will have this pattern and fabric kits available for you to make for next Christmas. Hey, Christmas isn't just for December!
In fact, I'm thinking that if I keep the tree up all year I will be so ahead of the game.
Oh, no! Now I'm sounding like my mother, who did keep the tree up all year long back in the 80s. She would redecorate it for each month’s holiday. Her thought was that the tree represents Jesus so why not celebrate Jesus by keeping the tree up all year, not just at Christmas time.
We had a Valentine’s Day tree, 4th of July tree, Easter tree, and Thanksgiving tree. The Martin Luther King Day tree was a little tricky but she pulled it off. Did I tell you she was an interior designer? I guess that proves that the nut, in fact, doesn’t fall far from the tree!
On second thought, I'll just enjoy my Poinsettia quilt and take down the tree until next year - it's easier to explain.