Linda uses different materials, sizes, and techniques but the one common element seems to be the mood. Thistledown designs are all bright, cheerful, optimistic and fun… a reflection of the designer. Lots of them have practicality thrown in for an added bonus. Hmmm, or are they practical with fun thrown in? I’ll let you decide.
Among the designs are several coin catchers, such as Kitty Kit. Each of the coin catcher kits contains all the materials you’ll need….. everything but the coins!
Dolphin Delight is one block of nine from the group of Florida Album blocks. Instructions include both needle turn applique and fusible applique methods. Also included are the beads used to embellish the block.
Any of the nine blocks would work as a small wall hanging or could be used to make a decorative pillow, but were designed to go together in this Florida Album Quilt.
Chocolate inspired this 4-patch quilt titled Chocolate Chips. The colors and values used make this an eye-catching piece. Instructions are included for three sizes: lap, twin and queen. It makes me want to break open a box of Fannie May and dig in! I’ll have to settle for looking at the quilt and munching on some carrot sticks.
This is just a sampling of what Thistledown & Co has to offer. We’ll be looking at more this week and next. We’ll be having pattern giveaways. And don’t miss our interview with Linda. She’ll be showing us photos of her studio and you’ll get to see who is watching her work.
Linda is hosting a Stitch Along on her blog. I’m going to be stitching along with her…. why don’t you join us? Here’s the fabric requirements:
1-1/4 yards of a print focus fabric
1/2 yard of a dark (I’m using the red)
1/4 yard of a light (I’m using the pink & white check)
1/4 yard EACH of 4 other fabrics (I’m using an orange print, 2 greens prints and a pink dot)
Buy another 1/3 yard of one of the fabrics for your binding.
Fabric needed for the backing is 1-3/4 yards
*There is also an optional step in this Stitch -a-long that will require another fabric that will contrast somewhat with the rest. You’ll need about 3/4 yard.
But be sure to visit her blog, her fabrics choices are pictured and she has suggestions about choosing your fabrics.
And she has a fantastic list of reasons to go fabric shopping!
We’ll announce our first pattern giveaway a little later today (later this morning?).
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