Monday, February 28, 2011

And the Winner Is...

Everyone!!!! Everyone who commented on the "Can Anyone Explain This" post, that is! Some new people, some loyal could I choose! You will each be receiving the same prize (no you don't have to share one prize among you--I mean each of you will receive your own) newly revised Sunset Palms Cutwork Applique Pattern!

Originally issued in 1999, and with only a few sold, I pulled the pattern--no specific reason. Today, I have reworked the pattern, including some digital photos and detailed instructions for transferring the design from freezer paper to fabric, basting, and the correct way to clip and applique your way to a beautiful wallhanging.

Don't know how to applique? This may spur you to learn.

My sample is done in batiks--I love the denser fabric for applique, especially on those inside points.

Here's a close-up. This is perfect with a dark fabric for the trees and a sunny (sunset) looking fabric for the background. In the above photo you can see that I used an asymmetrical border treatment.

So here's what you need to do to claim your prize. Email me at with your snail mail address. For those of you that I will be seeing in class in the next couple weeks, I will hand deliver them. I am including Jay and Kathleen as winners; Jay emailed me privately with his...ahem...comments and Kathleen commented about the sweater, just on a different post. It's good to be queen--I can make the rules--but you are all winners! How can anyone argue with those kind of rules? (Okay, I'm sure someone will.)

I have been quilting another project and am over half done (it will eventually be my third finish this year) and the backing fabric for the secret project is on its way from Colorado as we speak.

Happy end of February and beginning of March, everyone!


P.S. I am reading The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle. Her prior book The Kindness of Strangers was thought-provoking and unsettling. Check them both out.

1 comment:

  1. Yippee !! Lucky us... thank you, thank you... what a beautiful design!

    Cheers !


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