Welcome to Island Batik‘s Winter Wonderland!
This month, we Island Batik Ambassadors were given it as our theme. Of course, Winter Wonderland conjures up many images. First, for me, is one of snow covering the ground and tree branches laced with the fluffy flakes and evergreens dressed in their beautiful best. Snowmen too, of course! However, winter and Christmas always go together for me, so although we already had Christmas in July, Christmas is what came immediately to mind for me.
Island Batik Ambassador, Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots, and I were talking about, and looking at, Christmas decorations when I spotted one I’ve wanted to make for years, but just never did get around to doing – Folded Fabric Ornaments. Perfect, I thought, for my Winter Wonderland assignment! I have finished 5 of them and have 4 more partially made. Here are the finished ones. I must say that I love them. They quickly become addictive! They are very pretty in Island Batik‘s Winter Collections. I used the option of sewing some special buttons to their centers – a snowflake, a heart, an evergreen, etc. Here are some photos and if you scroll all the way down, you will find a video instruction on how to make them.
Here are some closeups.
Here is another ornament – a lovely Cathedral Window Ornament by Jane Lay.
I added a button to it, too. As you can see, it’s a little evergreen tree.
You will find the pattern in the December 2012 issue of
The Quilt Pattern Magazine (TQPM) where you can purchase it as a back copy.
Be sure to visit all our other Island Batik Ambassador’s pages! Scroll through their blog entries for this month to see their special designs for Winter Wonderland. You’ll be inspired by everything elsee on their blogs, too!