My big sister always deserves a special gift! Since she lives in Arizona, it seemed fitting she should have a cactus. And you all know how obsessed I have been with these cacti!
I had plenty Hawthorne Threads Coyote fabric left and it seems to me it's perfect for a sweet succulent cactus.
|9 1/2" x 11"|
A little hanging slat and 'boom' she is ready to hang...in the dry heat of Arizona...Right, Debbrah?
How often have you said 'I love so & so' and then you are bombarded with a million and ten of them? She said she liked the Succulent Shelf, so if she liked that then surly she would like this:
Everyone needs a notepad and tea towels are invaluable, right? Gift sent and finally made it to it's destination. It seemed to be in limbo for the longest time!
Next up is...YEP! Another cactus! This one for my SIL. Seriously, she said she liked them too! Again, the Coyote fabric is too perfect not to use again!
I'm telling you, this paper pieced pattern is so fun! Again, here is where you can find it: 'Succulent Shelf' is by Amanda from Material Girl Quilts, it's a paper pieced delight in my opinion!
|9" x 14"|
|18 1/2" x 12"|
Anne's mother was the one who taught Britt (my daughter) to quilt. In turn, Britt share her love of it with me and as they say...the rest is history! I couldn't send to Anne without including a little something for Bev!
|5" x 5"|
Mini Mini Quilt
The pattern, Butterfly Charm Blocks is paper pieced and you can find it here @ Lillyella.
Did you think I was finished with the Cactus Madness?! I really apologize...I was on a roll, having an obsessive moment.
|5" x 5"|
Pattern Reduced to 45%
Cactus. Loominous. Anna Maria Horner. Succulent not on a shelf. It's different from the rest, really!
I reduced the pattern to 45% and made it a mini mini quilt! Go small or go home, I always say! In this case, I said that!!
It was really cute. Really cute! I was excited at the possibility of making myself a Succulent shelf, now I will...in a mini version!
Thank you for indulging me! I may have taken this a little too far and totally over shared my obsession! You can take comfort in the fact the the holidays are over and I'm not planning on making any more gifts!!