Batiks still sparkling

>> Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I changed my mind again about the mini batik 9 patches! I still love them, but now I'm doing this instead; I had planned to do a 9 patch with a single batik charm, but then I did this and I love it. There were about 5 solid batiks in the charm pack and I knew they would stick out when I made them. I tried putting one in the middle and forgot about my plan to use the single blue batik charms and started sewing all the nine patches together!

Now I'm thinking of this as ONE nine patch and making a wallhanging that will look like an Irish Chain. An Irish chain made out of batiks? Well, my mind is thinking up all kinds of stuff this week!

Today I wrote up directions for a free tutorial to make placemats using charms - a theme around here right now! I used ric rac and Christmas fabric as I am planning a week of pattern giveaways to promote a sale on my patterns. 

I'm calling it "Sew Joy Patterns Sew Far" and have put all of my patterns (so far!) together for $25.
I thought this was a fun way to do a Christmas in July sale. 

I made another version of my Primitive Joy pattern in Christmas fabrics - it makes me smile:)
I made the tree with selvages which was probably the part I enjoyed the most!

Needless to say, I would love it if you came back to visit my blog on July 25th! 
You could always follow with Bloglovin' (wink wink)
The free placemat pattern goes live that day as does the sale of my patterns. I'm planning a week of pattern giveaways and some fun comment questions/link ups to get us in the mood to sew for Christmas.

Funny, this was the hottest, most humid day of summer here so far! But I'll settle for the frozen coffee ice cubes in my ice coffee for another month or two!

Linking up with the Needle and Thread Network - check out some creative Canucks here.

With Joy,
Sarah Vee


Pam @ Quilting Fun July 23, 2014 at 10:33 AM  

Love your nine patch. It seems to be my favourite block right now too!

Beth July 23, 2014 at 4:02 PM  

your creative mind isin overdrive.
I will checkin on the 25th.

What Comes Next? July 23, 2014 at 10:52 PM  

fun 9 patch! the 25th will be here soon!

Regina July 28, 2014 at 8:07 PM  

Those little squares show your lovely batiks to good effect! And your sale sounds much too interesting....

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