SO over the weekend I received an email from a member of our forums. She had used a turnover she bought from us while ago and had this idea. I thought it was just darling, so I thought I would show you all what she came up with. (in her words)….
“Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so as soon as it’s over, everyone starts planning for Christmas. The stores start selling Christmas trees, lights, ornaments, and wrapping paper – you know, anything to get us to start spending money. Well I LOVE Christmas and decided that this year, I was going to make a Christmas wall hanging. My goal was to have it done by November 1st so I could put it up the same day the tree went up.
Now, let me backtrack about a month. My husband was going on a business trip to… you guessed it… Missouri! When I found out he was going to be staying not too far from MSQC I jumped online and made a wish list of all stuff I wanted. I asked him to get me a Figgy Pudding charm pack, but somehow he got confused and came back with a Figgy Pudding turnover (he at least got the fabric line right!) That night as I was lying in bed I thought “what the heck am I going to do with TRIANGLES?” As I sat there thinking, ideas started to flood my head, until I came up with a pattern. I’ve never really made a quilt before; I’ve mostly made decorative pillows and Halloween costumes, so I decided that I better try something simple. I auditioned all my triangles until I found the perfect layout and started sewing! I borrowed a cutting mat and rotary cutter from my friend so that I didn’t have to use my pizza cutter (yes, it’s true, I almost did it!) I sewed and sewed and sewed and taa daa…”
Ok, WOW! Don’t you just love it? I was so excited to get this in my email, that I knew you had to see it. Thanks for the ideas and sweet emails we have gotten. We have the best customers and friends out there, and we appreciate you all.
We hope you enjoyed this idea. And let us know if you ‘ve decided to make anything with one of our ideas. We’d love to see pictures! (but, you already knew that!)