Introducing JOY, a quilted wall hanging pattern which uses both sides of one focus fabric on a scrappy background.
cheer, glee, gladness, festivity, jubilance, exultation
This latest #usebothsides pattern- and second in the holiday series of patterns- makes me ready for the holiday season to begin!
There are many, MANY Christmas fabrics which would make a great JOY quilt – and if you’re local to me, check out the basket of fat quarters at The Golden Needle gathered as examples.
You can choose modern circles, snowflakes, poinsettias, cookie cutters, etc. Each would give a different feel to this Christmas tree wall hanging. The trick is to find a focus fabric you love whose reverse side sparkles -but with a lesser value.
A limited number of kits of this fabric and a pattern are available in my Etsy shop .
Class slots for JOY are filling now at The Golden Needle.
As class participants learn to audition their background and accent selections, they will search for a focus fabric which allows the gifts to have a secondary appeal — since the goal is for your eyes to first rest on the tree. We start each #usebothsides class looking at the value of our chosen fabrics and how they relate to each other in the finished product.
What kind of fabric would you use for a JOY tree? When do you start your Christmas decorating or festivities?
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