I wish this photo was clearer but you can see this is definitely a Happy Village. My girlfriend Rosemary is in the middle of working on this project from Karen's book. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
This book, Happy Villages , is so cool. They pages are full of great photos and instructions of how to create the village of your dreams. Although Karen gives the reader guidance on 12 variations (seasonal, international, whimsical, etc) after you begin to learn the process your imagination is the only limit. Definitely a fun project when you don't want to sew since it is all fusible applique.
Accidental Landscapes is another one of Karen's books.
Discover the secrets of creating a fabric landscape accidentally using Karen's layering and topstitching technique.
- You'll find out how to capture the feeling of a scene in simple layers
- create a landscape based on a favorite photo, postcard, color palette, memory or vacation
- surprise yourself with lively, exciting compositions
- adopt the same easy techniques for gorgeous curved borders
My eyes kept going back to this quilt that is featured in Layered Waves. I really like the free form lines in this "Layered Log Cabin." First I like colors and that always grabs my eye. I also really like the non-traditional way of doing a traditional pattern.
Isn't this close up so much fun....see that little guy in the center of the block....now that is fun :)
Karen also has a new pattern series that is now available too!
Aren't these patterns just plain fun? And interesting? And colorful?
As you can see, my eyes were completely full after leaving Checker's Open House. I still have more photos but I think I'm going to make a photo album of the photos with descriptions so we can get to the giveaways!! Everyone loves a fun giveaway, right?