Check out what I woke up to this morning... Oscar sitting under the Christmas quilt I finished last night. He was flipping through one of his toy catalogs. How appropriate is that! This little boy's dream bubbles didn't make it into the quilt though. I'm not a talented enough stitcher to embroider tiny little transformers or millenium falcons.
So this is the Christmas quilt I made from the Christmas Wishes embroideries. I'll need to wait for a brighter day to take some better photos but here you get the jist. I was really struggling with how to incorporate these embroideries into a quilt. After all that embroidering I didn't want to spend too much time piecing so I wanted something simple. I was thinking a traditional square patchwork of embroideries and prints but realized the embroideries were too small and was also feeling that was too boring. I had the embroideries all laid out in a row with printed strips between them and wasn't digging that and then realized what I wanted was to piece them right together with all the little dreamers all laying in a row. I cut the embroideries into 8" x 8" squares and sewed them together to form a strip of sleeping cuties and then did one big print on top, another 8" of a different print on the bottom and there you go. I quilted it with a bubble pattern and overall it was a pretty easy quilt to put together. I can get all the measurements and details along with the fabrics I used together in the next couple days and post it with some better photos.
So the Christmas wishes embroidery patterns are now in the shop. 8 designs in PDF format, 4 boys (robot, sock monkey, books & train) and 4 girls (tea set, dolly, scooter & sweets) for $8. We're offering them as PDFs for a few reasons. One, to keep costs down, two, so you can started on them right away and three, so you can easily customize them. Oh, and you can resize them this way too if you want, four. The designs will need to be traced with a transfer pencil and then ironed onto your fabric. There are a lot of little details in each design and this way, since you're doing the tracing and they are not iron on transfers, you can decide to cut out details or switch them with other designs, the one that looks the most like your wisher with what he/she is wishing for, whatever will work best for your project.