Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

It has been quite a while since I have written a blog. I think my last one was around Halloween time in 2015. I got really busy making Christmas presents, then birthday presents, and things got a little crazy for a while. I have barely been on the computer in the past couple of months, just long enough to clean out my email. I have been using my Kindle Fire more often, because it is so portable.

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I thought I would share with you one of the birthday projects that I made for a friend. This is a very small scale version of a quilt pattern designed and made by Patti Carey, called Misty Pines. It was published in the January/February 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting, and you can see many images of quilts that have been made from this pattern. Because of copyright issues, I’m not sure that I can copy an image from the magazine, so I have listed the link here:  http://www.mccallsquilting.com/mccallsquilting/articles/Misty_Pines_Dramatic_Trees_and_Mountains_Lap_Quilt_Pattern. You can also find images of this quilt on Pinterest and a few other places on the web.  Just search Misty Pines.

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Basically I just put together blocks from various parts of the pattern to come up with what I named “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees.” The original quilt uses fabrics from Northcott’s Stonehenge line, which are shades of gray. I used gray, green and black batiks for my quilt. My friend loves this quilt; it hangs on her bedroom door. I would not call myself the best quilter in the world, but friends and family like the things that I have made.

Most of the projects that I make are cards, so this is a nice change of pace.  Right now I am busy making a bunch of birthday and Christmas presents, so I’m not sure when I will be writing another post.

Have a wonderful spring day!

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