By Val Bourque
Are you ready for the 2015 Holiday Season? Do you need a few quick and easy yet beautiful quilting projects? American Homestead Christmas book by Ellen Murphy is just the book for you.
Working with wool, felt and flannel fabrics are ideal winter complements to cotton. Ms. Murphy has put together 21 different quick and easy projects. From simple candle mats, table runners, homemade stockings and fireplace runners, this clever book is more than a Christmas quilt book. The designs are reminiscent of old fashioned Christmas in the woods, just perfect for our Northern California Mountains.
Felt or wool appliqué makes quick embellished table runners or fireplace mantel covers. There are decorative felted stockings with lovely applique´ patterns. Some designs are simple enough for children to help put together gifts of their own such as a felted mug rug, candle cozy, or Christmas tree ornament. What fun to get the children and grandchildren involved in making their own fabric ornaments for the tree! This book has something for the entire family to participate and bring that old fashion Holiday spirit to your ‘homestead’.
For your free holiday pattern contact Val at : Val4mvl@gmail.com Val Bourque, former District Sales Manager for Bernina of America and past President of Chester Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild.