Feast your eyes on this charming pillow:
Don’t you just love those evergreens? They are so effective in the different green fabrics from the collection, looking like they are all decorated for the holidays. And the band of red Budding fabric across the top and bottom frame it perfectly.
You can see a tutorial on this project, including the fun back, on Brooke’s blog.
Thanks for another great project Brooke!
Isabelle Jean of Dizzy Quilts is a fellow Montreal Modern Quilt Guild member and impressive quilter who, I am thrilled to say, has whipped up (she’s really quick too) this sweet Patio Quilt using each and every fabric from my Festive Forest collection.
It really shows off the fabrics beautifully, looking like bright, clean windows out onto the forest world. Isabelle chose to quilt with a free motion random floral motif that adds great texture.
This quilt is fat quarter friendly, even though it is very generously sized at about 70″ x 80″. Have a closer look at Isabelle’s blog to see more on this quilt and her other beautiful creations.
Thanks for your fabulous contribution Isabelle.
When I received yardage of Festive Forest just before the holidays, I knew right away I wanted to make a statement quilt with it, but I wasn’t sure just what. Something clean and bold. I started hunting for inspiration and found this image in sorry-I-forget-which holiday home decor magazine.
That’s it! A big wreath on a white ground. I explained it to my younger sister and she said, “Oh, like the Color-Wheel Quilt”. She flipped through Joelle Hoverson’s beautiful book, Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts and there it was, so similar to what I had in mind, it seemed silly to try designing my own.
I picked the boldest prints in the collection and repeated them around the wreath, interspersing extra pieces of Festive Nest in snow to soften the look a little.
It was a fun, easy quilt to piece together, and I extended the simple lines of the segments in the walking foot quilting, keeping everything graphic, simple & clean.
It’s a large piece (almost 60″ square) that will be hung on a bare wall in our home every year during the holidays, bringing colour and warmth when those things tend to have disappeared outside.
I’ll start this off by warning you, I’m pretty excited about this new happy fabric collection of mine, so it’s going to be a bit like Winter holidays in April here for a bit. Hope you enjoy!
First up on the list of inspiring projects made with Festive Forest:
A cheery table runner by Brooke Sellmann of Silly Mama Quilts. Brooke is a talented sewer and quilter who whips up fun, happy pieces.
I love the way she has positioned the Winter Woods fabric along the long edges, facing out on both sides, so it can be admired from both sides of the table. So smart! That jagged line of stronger prints down the middle keeps everything centred & balanced. And take a closer look… her quilting (which is always impressively neat) is done with variegated thread that plays on the christmas colors.
Head on over to Brooke’s blog for a closer look and a tutorial, should you wish to make one yourself.
Thanks for your fun contribution, Brooke! Great way to start this off!
Things have been pretty sparse around this blog lately. My apologies, but I’ve been working away furiously for the past few months on a number of projects, none of which I’ve been able to share yet. Finally, however, there is a fun something that is finding its way out onto the market.
It seems to be a good time to introduce you to a new fabric collection of mine that will start to be available in stores over the next week or so. This is FESTIVE FOREST, my first holiday fabric collection with Michael Miller Fabrics. I know… you probably don’t want to think about Christmas right now, but think how in advance you will be for later this year if you start planning now!
Festive Forest is a winter wonderland collection… Because all little creatures should feel festive & cozy as the air turns chilly and the flakes start falling. A place where sweater-clad foxes enjoy a light snowfall…
… where winter birds find a soft spot to make and decorate their nests in a buck’s antlers…
… and where deer wear striped scarves while wandering the woods.
Over the next few weeks, a couple talented sewers and I will share some projects that this line inspired, from quilts to apparel to accessories in hopes that they inspire a little something festive for you to create.