Making patterns is a lot of fun.
You can do what ever you want.
I like that. I have never really liked it when people tell me I have to do things a certain way.
I have always liked to experiment and find my own way.
PEACE is that kind of pattern. By experimenting I came up with this design.
Peace is an easy and fun pattern to make.
If you have been following along you know that at the end of the week there will be a drawing for a give away that includes my pattern “Holiday Moments”,( PEACE is one of the patterns in Holiday Moments) the Winter Special fabric kit and a spool of Red Madeira thread.
This is my thank you for being loyal blog followers.
In order to qualify to be in the drawing for the free give away you must –
1) Leave one comment only telling me which New Year’s Resolution you kept this year? If you didn’t keep one, which one do you’d wish you kept?
One of my New Year Resolutions was to change my needle for every new project I started…a very practical resolution and one that was very easy to keep. I did manage to stick to that resolution, mostly…and there were no guilt trips if I didn’t do it straightaway.
I’m looking forward to reading your stories!
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3) That’s it…no more tricks or finagling…
I thought I would share with you a few of the step outs for making the PEACE pattern.
First, of course, it is so easy when you buy my fabric kit – Winter Special – Holiday Bundle 1/2 yard of Winter Red and 1/2 yard of Grass Green fabrics for $20
I have used the Winter Red fabric for the background to PEACE.
The first thing you want to do is cut the 1/2 yard of red fabric into an 18” square.
Then fold the square into quarters and using the pattern piece, mark out a circle in the middle of the folded square.
This will be your guild for laying out your design.
- Use the 1/2 yard of grass green fabric to make the trees.
- Fuse a 10” strip of GG for the trees. I only use WonderUnder #805 to fuse all my projects.
- Once the fabric is fused remove the release paper. Release paper is the paper that comes on the fusible web.
- Cut out three strips that are 3” wide by 18”
- Mark on one side of the fabric every 1 1/2” with an extra fine sharpie marker.
- On the other side of the strip, starting 3/4 of an inch in from the edge mark every 1 1/2”.
- Using a pinking bade in your 45m rotary cutter cut across the lines from one side to the other.
- Trim across the bottom of each triangle that you have just created using the pinking blade.
- You will need your 16 triangle trees for the wreath.