Wish

•Finished size: approximately 20" square, materials list included

•Full-sized pattern for tracing wholecloth pattern design

•Detailed step-by-step instructions

•Helpful tips and techniques for machine quilting

Choose Paper (to be shipped) or Downloadable Pattern in the box to the left.

The Wish design piece was created using white Ultra Sateen and cotton thread in cream and taupe shades. I did a little extra hand stitching in the dandelion "clocks", or seed pods, to give them a really interesting texture. This is a perfect size to tackle on your regular sewing machine, and  have carefully outlined and illustrated the stitching sequence to assure your success.

For years I have wanted to create a dandelion design for machine quilting. Although on one hand they are a bane to my existence, on the other hand I am mesmerized by their delicate beauty. I have an area in my yard that grows dandelions in great abundance, and I swear that I get 20 more plants for each one that I dig up. But then again, at times I must reconsider all of my efforts to eradicate them and simply enjoy their beauty.

I worked on variations of this design for a full year before I was finally satisfied with my final design.

Note: if you choose the downloadable pattern, it will include the full-sized  20" square traceable pattern for the design. You can either print it from your own printer on multiple sheets of paper or save the file and have it printed by a copy shop or someone that does large-scale printing.

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