When I received the info on who my swap partner was, it took a while to figure out what I was going to make. I kept flip flopping on ideas. Too many! Eventually I narrowed it down and got to work!
|16" x 28 3/4"|
A couple months back, I was lucky enough to win this bundle of fabric on from Nicole (Snip Snippets) Instagram! Big surprise, and such a lucky win! The fabric is Coyote by Hawthorne Threads and boy oh boy, it was so perfect for this project!
The pattern, 'Succulent Shelf' is by Amanda from Material Girl Quilts, it's a paper pieced delight in my opinion!
I first made potholders from it, and knew right then and there that I was going to make a shelf full of cacti!
I printed out the paper piece patterns, then paired up fabric for the pots. I tried to get a good mix of color: aqua, gold, desert rose. It looked good to me!
The colors are exactly as I planned and couldn't have worked out better! Now, I must get some cacti potted in these pretty pots!
Another thing I like about this pattern, you can mix and match! Any pot with any cactus!
Once I had all the pieces and parts together I could get busy with the quilting. Time was ticking down. I needed to finish this fast!
|Aloe and Cactus|
|Agave and Haworthia|
|Eye Candy Back!|
At this time I should tell you I have gone totally bonkers with this pattern! Not only have I made pot holders and this wall hanging, but I decided to make two mini wall hangings of a single cactus and one with three cactus. Last minute gifts are always fun, don't you think?
Happily Leanne liked her secret gift! Whew! You never know! They say give a gift you would like to receive yourself. When it was finished I so wanted to keep it for myself! And I never keep anything!!