Hello, Friends! I hope you are doing well. I am excited to finally reveal the “full” story on this preview I had shown you months ago. My Christmas Wreath runner is featured in the December 2014 issue of UK’s Popular Patchwork magazine.
This pattern is ONLY available through UK’s Popular Patchwork magazine. For my US readers, click here to find out more on digital subscription of the magazine.
The full story of the candle is that it is part of a Christmas wreath block that is part of a runner.
The blocks are very easy to construct with lots of possibilities. You can see here the runner is used as a dresser runner. You are free to add more blocks to make the project into a festive bed runner, or a wallhanging, and a throw quilt! I can also see the wreath part of the blocks being embellished with crystals and/or sequins for added sparkles and “berries”.
Here, you see the close-up of the quilting. I quilted straight lines around the candle for the “glow” effect, and a feather wreath on the wreath. Click here for my Thread Talk post on quilting feather wreath. Click here and here to read further applications of feather wreath.
And you will already know what comes next — I quilt with my all-time favorite Aurifil Mako 50 cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany silk batting. That combination works for me perfectly, every single time!
I used RJR‘s Jinny Beyer Malam batiks for the runner because I liked having the variations across the batik fabricsfor a realistic look for the greens in the wreath.
I have another project named Yuletide Snowflake featured in the same magazine issue. More on that to come – as well as many featured projects that have been returned to me!
Thank you for stopping by. It’s an extremely busy week at the Ivory Spring household. I will still be posting on my blog, but you probably won’t hear much from me (emails/blog comments). But it is also a fun time. I simply cannot leave today without showing you Miss Baby’s latest finished stitchery project. She is waiting on the sewing elf (aka MOM/Me) to make it into a pillow ornament. You can click here to read about Miss Baby’s crafting adventures.
Have a great day, Dear Friends.
My 2014 lineup to date — click on project names for more information on individual projects.
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting (Calendar 2015): Migration
Annie’s Row Quilt Book (March 2014): Stardom
Annie’s Dazzling Diamond Quilts Book (May 2014): Solar Star
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 68): Stars Aligned
Australian Quilters Companion (Issue 70):
Fons & Porter Table Toppers Book (September 2014): Silver Maple
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Summer 2014): Teething Rings
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2014): Hurry Home
Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts (Winter 2014): Hoppity Hop
Generation Q (May/June 2014): Hole in the Wall
McCall’s Quick Quilts (August/September 2014): Owl Be Your Friend
McCall’s Quilting (January/February 2014): Spiral Squared
McCall’s Quilting (July/August 2014): Bird Watching
Popular Patchwork, UK (April 2014): Mending Fences
Popular Patchwork, UK (September 2014): A Mother’s Love
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Christmas Wreath Runner
Popular Patchwork, UK (December 2014): Yuletide Snowflakes
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Enchanted Forest
Quilt Trends (Winter 2014): Urban Stars
Quilter’s World (Spring 2014): Urban Oasis
Quilter’s World (Summer 2014): Starry Repetitions
Landauer Publishing’s Recreating Antique Quilts (October 2014)
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Farm Crossing
The Quilter (December 2013/January 2014): Boxing Day
The Quilter (April/May 2014): All Squared Up
The Quilter (April/May 2014): Tulip Trail
The Quilter (June/July 2014): Garden View
The Quilter (August/September 2014): Song of Praise
Free to use designs / PDF download:
January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex
January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex
January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex
February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures
March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures
March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex
March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex
March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex
April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures
April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex
May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex
June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures
June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics
June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures
August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures
August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex
August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex
October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex
October: Expressions of Faith (Sofa Quilt) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Tablerunner) by Quilting Treasures
October: Expressions of Faith (Infant Quilts) by Quilting Treasures