In doing a little surfing around Blogland, I've been surprised--although I don't know why I SHOULD be--to see Marcie's patterns popping up on blogs all across the land! Do you know Marcie? If you don't, you should!
Sometime about a week ago, Marcie posted a picture of a new little Christmas pattern she had designed for a small tabletopper. She was a little undecided on what to do for a final border, came up with three different versions, and then designed one that combined the elements of two of those three versions (that's the picture above). So, altogether, there are four versions of her Christmas tree pattern. Best of all, the pattern is free!
So, okay, here's the challenge--pick one of Marcie's versions and make it this weekend. No, you don't have to get it all quilted, but see if you can get the cutting and piecing done. That's what I'm planning to do, and I think it would be fun if some of you "played" along--almost like all of us getting together for a little quilting retreat. I don't think it will take more than a few hours. So, do you want to "play"?
Here's all you have to do--visit Marcie HERE. This will take you to her directions for all four versions. The topper ends up at 24" square--wouldn't it also be cute to make it into a little tree skirt for a tabletop sized tree?
If you DO join me in this project, please send Marcie a photo of your pieced topper as she's requested if we use her pattern. You can also post a comment on my blog on Sunday or Monday to let me know if you made one and whether you have a photo on your blog too (assuming you have a blog).
I have several more of Marcie's patterns, and they're all great--take a look at her patterns while you're over there if you aren't already familiar with them. This weekend I should be working on quilting the Thimbleberries Christmas tabletopper I made a couple weeks ago, but I just can't stand waiting any longer to make this little project, so I'm just going to set the quilting aside and have some FUN! I DO hope you'll join me!
P.S.: If you do accept my challenge, feel free to duplicate this post on your blog or direct your readers to this or tell them what you're doing with a link to Marcie's pattern--wouldn't it be fun if we could get a bunch of people making the same little quilt this weekend? Marcie would be so proud!