We had so much fun with the last giveaway, we decided to do another one. This time it is my brand new pattern and the winner is ....mysistersusan. Thanks so much for following! I love to read your comments. Let me know what you think about this pattern and if you have any suggestions for other patterns or gift items you would like to see.
My "Happy Halloween" pattern was so successful for us that I thought I would follow it with "Merry Christmas". (48 1/2 x 62 1/2) My mom came up after I had the patterns all drawn for our usual fun. This is where we pick out fabric for the new pattern, watch tons of movies and eat carry out while we cut, fuse and stitch. I absolutely love this time with my Mom. We hope you like the color combination. We thought it looked like winter colors but you can do it in traditional colors too. Rosie my friend and quilter quilted candy canes in the border. The quilting is AMAZING!
I used the penguin block over and over again, nine to be exact to make this 48 1/2 x 48 1/2 wall-hanging. We bought a package of 1 3/8" buttons and then matched fabric to the buttons to make their coats. You could do this in any color combination with the black and white penguins.
I was so excited to do the nutcracker the same way that I also made two more nutcracker blocks to make it more fun. I know there are a lot of people out there that collect nutcrackers. I had fun using all my black and whites and the background could be your favorite color. I just love red. My couch is red. My car is red. I also think they would look wonderful in traditional nutcracker colors. You could even do them all blue and white. I just wish I had time to do all the color variations!
I did have time to make a pillow out of wool felt with the black and white stripe as a border. Of course this could be any of the Christmas blocks....nutcracker, Santa, gingerbread man. This makes a quick gift.
I almost forgot...we also put a placement sheet in the pattern to make the middle block say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas for those who might want a choice.
We wanted to get it out now so there would be plenty of time to get it made for this next Christmas. We hope you like it!