Hello Friends, I am happy to be able to share with you my chooky Rise & Shine project that is featured in the latest (October/November 2013) QUILT issue!
Rise & Shine is a kitchen decor project that comprises of a small wallhanging and a set of two placemats.
Both wallhanging and placemats use the panel blocks cut from Quilting Treasures‘ Rooster Royale panel print, as well as the accompanying prints in the collection. The chicken wire prints are my personal favorites – that’s why you see them showing off in full force in my Rise & Shine.
Both the placemats and wallhanging feature a play of snowball blocks in the designs. I designed these projects with SUPER EASY in mind so that they can be easily put together, to be given as gifts, or something quick to dress up your kitchen.
[image source: QUILT Magazine]
Quilting was pure straight lines for Rise & Shine. I felt like my usual style of quilting won’t really lend itself to the placemats and wallhanging. So I tried out some “no obligation” straight line quilting – meaning the straight lines where quilted in sort of a random fashion. The straight line quilting gives a nice overall textured look on the placemats and the wallhanging. As always, I piece and quilt with Aurifil Mako 50 threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.
I find that a well starched and pressed quilt top (before basting) works well for straight line quilting. I tend to not encounter significant slack when my quilt top is prepared that way before quilting – even though I do use my walking foot to quilt the straight lines.
Both the placemats and wallhanging projects are offered as kits (backing and binding included) by Fern Hill Gifts and Quilts (319-622-3657) for $29.99 and $49.99 respectively, plus shipping. Click here to purchase to placemats kit, and here to purchase the wallhanging kit.
AND… the wallhanging pattern is offered as a free downloadable pattern on QUILT’s website. Click here to download the pattern instructions.
You might recall I have shared with you three more Rooster Royale projects that are offered as free patterns by Quilting Treasures.
A throw quilt:
Click here for the information to download the pattern instructions for free!
I sincerely hope you will really enjoy making these projects if you are planning to do so! I can see all these projects lovingly made and packed as a gift ensemble for a housewarming, bridal shower, or birthday or even Christmas gift for your “fowl-ish” loved ones!
Do tell me how you will use these projects – would you make them for yourself or as gifts?
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely rest of the week…
Have you seen the line-up of my other featured projects in 2013?
Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013): Apple of My Eye
Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes Book (April 2013): Sunburst Melody
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome
Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Fall 2013): Interlock
Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013): Now I know my ABC’s
Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers
QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst
QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play
QUILT (August/September 2013): Enchanted Forest
Quilt-it…today (July/August 2013): Yay Day
Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes
Quilts and More (Spring 2013): Watercolor Sketches
Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life
Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around
Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Christmas Cheer
Quilter’s World (Autumn 2013): Quilty Christmas Ornaments
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out
Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze
Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass
The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square
The Quilter (April/May 2013): In the Meadow
The Quilter (August/September 2013): Rising Stars, Cover Quilt
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna
Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina
Lecien Free Pattern, Lynette Anderson (April 2013): Forest Floor/Wildflower Wood
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Nature’s Harmony/Silent Harmony
RJR Fabrics Free Pattern (May 2013): Tied with a Bow/A Gingerbread Christmas
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (June 2013): Simply Sweet using lief!Lifestyle
Benartex Free Pattern (June 2013): Birds on a Wire using Let’s Tweet
Benartex Free Pattern (July 2013): Silver Lining using Urban Oasis
Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (July 2013): Rooster Royale