Good Tidings ~ NEW collage pattern

Leslie McNeilArt and Collage Quilts, Patterns 7 Comments

Good Friday ~ Veteran’s Day ~ Good tidings!

I’ve found in every day to be thankful to God for so many precious gifts; the joy of my salvation and freedom in Christ ~ for my country ~ and our dear Veterans, and personal and dearest thanks for my Dad, my brother,  and my oldest son who served three terms in Iraq to ensure our gift of freedom to live in this great country.

So ~ here is a new project I’ve been having lots of fun playing with!  I was encouraged to turn it into a new pattern… and so I have!  It’s a 29″ circular table topper: available in my Etsy store today!  I have made four of these for shop samples, and … they are super as Christmas gifts.  Remember these are also fabulous for seasonal decor… I have one I’ve finished up done in autumn colors I’m super excited about.  More on that one later.

 There’s kind of a funny story about how this pattern came to be!  My friend, Wanda, who signed up for one of my very first collage classes, came to me and asked … “I don’t like those animal collages at ALL ~ can I make a table runner instead?!”  I said:  YES you can!!  So she  had cut a 29″ circle  from some Hawaiian bark cloth she’d purchased several years prior.  It was beautiful and she began to collage yellow daisies on this blue bark cloth.  She  created two of these toppers in the class!  They were both spectacular. Someday soon, I will scoot on over to her house and get a couple pics of them to post on the blog!

Wanda graciously gave me her template and I’ve tweaked it into a pattern; it’s dedicated to her.  Thank you Wanda!  Good Tidings from a dear friend, indeed!!

I love to add black, white and gray into my collages.  It’s a vibrant contrast with the rich, silver-edged sparkle of poinsettias, pine boughs and berries… and I think it’s spectacular!  I hope you will be inspired to create your own version, too!!

{More} Good Tidings!  I’m giving away one of these patterns to celebrate Veteran’s Day.  Please feel free to share on your social media feeds, too!  I’m adding to the prize package by including ALL the pre-fused and pre-cut POINSETTIA flowers to make this pattern!   Prize offer expires at midnight this Sunday, November 13th, so make sure you comment!

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Thanks so much for coming by and have a thankful and Good Tidings kind of day.

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Comments 7

  1. I have just recently become familiar with your collage quilt designs–love them! ❤️ I can’t wait to take a class hopefully sooner than later. ? I love this tidings table topper too.

  2. What a honor…..thanks dear friend….nd I love all the little details like the ice skates…words….etc….ont forget tues afternoons!!

  3. I have to admit that I am not enough of an animal luver to make collages of them! Wanda has a brilliant idea and your pattern is just wonderful. I even have a round table!!!

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