Most of you know I didn't make it to Spring Quilt Market in May. Thankfully there were some very wonderful folks who noticed my absence and sent me e-mails asking where I was. It was a wonderful feeling I gotta tell ya. Two of the gals who noticed I was missing were Marcea Owen and Janice Liljenquist from Abbey Lane Quilts. Once they learned I could not go they immediately shipped me a copy of their latest book to review. Thanks Marcea and Janice!!!
Oh I'm telling you there are some very fun and whimsical patterns in this book. Check out the wreath pillow at the top of the page, isn't that fun? Not only does it look nice in cotton....I think it would be beautiful in wool or felted wool as well. Adding a little personal touch with some embroidery....the possibilities are limitless. You know me...I'd add one of those little battery operated string of lights too!
The Joy pillow makes me smile. I love those little dangle balls around the ruffle and the little bells on the stocking. My grandmother had those dangle balls on her bathroom curtains....I loved playing with them.
Check out all the different patterns included in A Touch of Whimsey. So many to choose from....and you know what I was thinking? How fun it would be to use some of the patterns in wall hangings or reduce the size and put them on a tote or purse. I really like the witches hat (top right) and I think that would be so fun on a Halloween treat bag or on a t-shirt. Most of you already think that way....but sometimes I get stuck in my thinking and see patterns only one way....today is not one of those days....thankfully.
Do you need to add a Touch of Whimsey to your life? Here is your chance. Leave a comment on this post telling me which design you would make first and I'll choose a winner on Sunday and let you know who won on Monday.
Thank you Abbey Lane Quilts for thinking of me and for this wonderful book!!