FREE PATTERN: Pleasures and Pastimes

Hi Friends, how are you doing?  I hope you have had a good week so far.  Remember these scrumptious fabrics?

They are from Benartex’s new line Nesting Place.  From Benartex’s website: “Nesting Place is a soft-rich collection that is a great nod to the beautiful things in life–sweet music, birds chirping, and the warmth of family, friends, laughter and love. Blooming flowers, scrolling vines, antique bird cages and a gorgeous damask round out the group. Also included is a damask stripe that lends itself perfectly for borders, in soft creams, pinks, and green. Nesting Place is perfrect for baby quilts, nursery decorations and even bed quilts, totes, dresses, curtains and other home dec projects.” Benartex is offering a free pattern using the fabrics, designed by yours truly.  I am pleased to show you Pleasures and Pastimes, the silhouette version:

And the sans silhouette version:

Pattern instructions are downloadable as pdf here.  Enjoy! :)  I can’t wait to make my own quilt using this pattern!  I am going to do the silhouette version.

UPDATE: Song of Williamsburg

The “Song of Williamsburg” pattern is now available for purchase. This is a fun and rather quick project for free-motion quilting, especially if you have the BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator). Since I am a quilter as well as needleworker, the motif was designed with the idea that it can also be used for embroidery, crewel, or even shadow work.

Have been a city girl, I now have the fortunate opportunity to live closer to the “country”. Hopefully one day, I would be able to move to the real countryside. Nonetheless, I have learned to appreciate my friends with wings that would perch on my deck rails or come to say hi at the window in my informal dining area. Because of my growing fascination with birds, I am working on a series of bird motifs for heirloom quilting. Watch for my next “Flying Beauty” pattern to come within a month or two!

Happy Crafting, Everyone!