My trip to the southwest over, my imagination turned in an entirely different direction. You see, in quilting my passion never strays far from applique. I love the endless possibilities of expression from cutting pieces and sewing them into pictures.
The latest project began with a beautiful yard of fabric from Free Spirit. called Pretty Little Things by Dena. It’s a forest of trees in fanciful colors. My initial plan was to make houses in the woods. Unfortunately, all my houses were too pedestrian for the enchanted forest of the fabric. I even tried fairy houses which turned out really cool but didn’t fit. Finally I realized the only house suitable for an enchanted forest was a castle.
So here is Princess Evelyn’s Castle Quilt:
I wrote the pattern, too, and it has over 30 applique pieces. Both the quilt and pattern are available in my Etsy shop.