As @tierneycreates has pointed out in a previous discussion, even though the calendar says August, it’s not too early to start on your Christmas quilts!
But seriously, don’t you need a new gift quilt pattern for the upcoming season? One with a little pizzazz and personality? How about one that’s versatile too – using your stash of scraps, you can make a quilt for any occasion and add your own sense of style in a whole new, inexpensive, 3-d way.
Sandy and I have been working on a pattern we are calling “Gifted 3-d”. Today we released the first pattern–a mini quilt. If it’s 80 degrees and you’re not really in the Christmas mood, this mini would make a cute birthday ‘card’ for an office mate, a stunning gift in wedding colors for a bridal shower or a nice ‘gift of friendship’ mini for a friend.
One of the most fun elements of the quilt is the hunt for the appropriate “bow”. This extreme 3-d element will give you an excuse to let your imagination run wild. The bow on the Christmas beauty came from the health and beauty section of a Dollar Store.
You can download a detailed pattern here.