New Pattern #9
is Joy To The World.
It’s such a small quilt that I don’t have many “in progress” photos, darn!
What I do have is an image of the design printed out to scale,
patiently waiting until I had just the right fabrics to proceed.
It’s a pretty fun place to “hang” out…
surrounded by other cute stuff like this bunny, and a new-ish addition to my window sill, a carved wooden green sofa that I assume was in a little girl’s dollhouse at one time.
Finally it came time for Joy To The World to come to life in fabric.
A little perle cotton stitching,
a bit of fusible web applique
& 1 measly Tiny Dresden plate.
One can hardly call it a Dresden plate quilt.
I’m so glad I was piling up finished tops to go to my quilter because I mistakenly thought Joy to the World was finished, not!
What was I thinking???
I hadn’t put any half-square triangles on the outer edges.
Not sure why I didn’t design them on this quilt.
Glad I realized that before I sent it to my quilter.
Also in the meantime,
I was auditioning a set of new hangers that I designed specifically for this quilt.
The above image is the size that I originally designed for it,
but lack of communication & a larger set was made.
As it turns out sometimes (also known as fate?)
I like the larger (below) version better!
Are you familiar with my Dresden Buddies Series?
We introduced those patterns last spring at St. Louis spring market.
I used 2 Victorian hangers on them, one on top & one on bottom.
Because the quilts were so symmetrical, I thought it made sense.
I really like the added weight the bottom hanger gives the quilts
and if you ever hang quilts you know the bottom has a tendency to curl in after an extended period of time.
The second hanger on the bottom alleviates that curling & makes it prettier too!
So, the star on the bottom of my new hanger set.
It’s adds a nice touch and will prevent “Quilt bottom curl”. Lol!
Didn’t Tamara, my machine quilter, do a great job quilting this cutie?
Next, I added the two sleeves for the two hangers and finished the quilt.
BTW, the quilts that I show on hangers, I always provide instructions in my patterns for the sleeves to accommodate the specific hanger I show.
Meet Joy to the World.
And the Manger hanger set.
Both are available on my website.
Just Keep Sewing…