Summer is upon us, finally! Birds are singing, trees are leafing out, picnics are planned. One way we quilters celebrate the seasons is with quilts.
Quilt designer Judy Caysinger looks forward to the bluebirds nesting in her yard so much that she created a wall quilt from a photo she took of them last summer. This pattern called, appropriately enough, Bluebirds in Spring. This easy, fusible web appliqué can bring lifelike bluebirds to your home wherever you live. She used mostly batiks, with Fairy Frost fabric for the dogwood blossoms.
Judy has a pattern for wedge-shaped placemats that fit any round table.
Or frame your favorite floral pattern into a placemat in her Pick-a-Posey Placemat that fits any table shape. The pattern has an added bonus of being an AccuQuilt GO! compatible pattern. It uses the 2″ Strip, 2 1/2″ Strip and 6 1/2″ Square dies.
Love to make rag quilts? She has a rag placemat and table runner pattern that is so easy to make and no binding needed.
Just about any quilt can be made in seasonal fabrics so freshen your décor by rotating quilts, placemats, or table runners. Be prepared for that rainy day and have fabric and patterns on hand. Remember – many Quiltwoman.com patterns can be downloaded instantly, how convenient is that!
Enjoy your summer!