Happy Monday to ya and welcome to day 1 of the Patsy Thompson Designs Blog Hop.Patsy Thompson Designs as well!!!! How exciting is that?
Being an admirer of Patsy's work for years now, I have always wanted to be able to achieve a feathered wreath (one that actually looks like a feathered wreath and not a lopsided loopy mess). My choice was a no brainer.... I choose the Majestic Feathered Wreath 1 & 2.
Earlier this year I visited Jinny Beyer's Studio and purchased some beautiful border fabric and a coordinating green fabric. Our kitchen is green and I thought the border print below would make a lovely table runner.
How many blocks did I make? Twelve....yes...twelve! Why? I could not stop and I loved playing with different thread combinations. And....well....there were those two blocks that I cut into while trimming the batting for a trapunto block (we wont' talk about that). Patsy's designs are so much fun to play with and they are digitized very well.
After stitching the blocks on 9 1/2 inch black fabric I decided that the blocks were too large proportionally given the border I wanted to use. Given I own so many rulers I knew I was bound to have the perfect one for the job....and I was right.
Creative Grids 8 1/2" Fussy Cut Ruler was just the ticket! I just laid the ruler over the top of my blocks and centered it over my design and rotary cut away the excess. I'm one who hates fiddling with rulers so this made my job uber easy.
Back to those amazing Wreaths!!!
Next I need backing, batting and a binding.
Speaking of popping...check out these close ups:
You can really see that I used 2 layers of wool batting.
There will be many more of Patsy's designs in my future :) Would you like to see them in your future too? Just leave a comment on this blog post telling me which of Patsy's designs you like best...you can find them by clicking HERE. Did you know Patsy has recently added Pre-Cut Applique Shapes too? You can see all of them HERE.
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