Thursday 20 September 2012
Mystery Quilt went home today.
I like it because, although it is Christmas themed, it doesn't look exclusively Christmas, unless you look up close at the fabrics, where there are ornaments and snowmen and poinsettias.
I used a pantograph designed by Patricia Ritter called Christmas Doodle Tree. There is a wonderful website called Digitech Patterns which has hundreds, maybe even thousands of designs that can be purchased as downloads, which can then be re-sized and printed and then drawn out as pantographs. Some of them are very detailed and are obviously for the folks who have computer guided machines, but a lot are suitable for hand guided as well. It is going to be a fun reference to have for customers. They can go to the website and browse for a design they would like. I can then purchase and download the design, and then add to my library something I might not ordinarily choose myself.
I think the overall design of the trees is more visible on the back.
I've already purchased a few for some of my own quilts. This one is called Hotwheels which is going to be perfect for that Truck Quilt that I've done for Avery. Have I mantioned lately that I love the internet??????