I just finished my Christmas in July Scottie Quilt.
Donna gave this pattern to me as a present last year for Christmas. The pattern was huge. The scotties were at least 3X larger than my scottie. I took the pattern to a copier store and reduced it by 40%. Now it is a prefect wall hanging size. What’s the deal with some of the huge patterns? They do use more fabric & thread.. so maybe that explains it.
I really like applique and since I have a 5mo old scottie puppy, this project was close to my heart. It was also another 1st for me. This is the 1st project that I did some free motion quilting (on the white background). Now, my stitches are not even but it still looks great (if you don’t look too closely).
At Donna’s suggestion, I used a little fun fur (used in knitting scarfs and can be found in your local craft store) to embellish the tree. I think it made a nice garland and gave the tree some dimension.
Pattern can be found from Mad Dog Marketing. http://www.quiltingbookspatternsandnotions.com/publishers.php?category=Mad%20Dog%20Marketing
Here are a couple of close-up shots of it. Happy Stitching. Mary