Dem Bones | Seasonal Setting for a Foyer

Dem Bones in a Seasonal Setting

Quilter and teacher, Charles Johns’ interpretation for a seasonal makeover in Dem Bones really impresses us!

Dem Bones in a Seasonal Setting

Firstly, he did this duo of pennant projects, which can really translate for any season, but work so nicely with the scale of Dem Bones. It’s subtle and easy to live with paired with a variety of gourd-colored solids.

The credenza and window treatments drip with festive triangular bunting. Download the triangle pattern PDF here.
Dem Bones in a Seasonal Setting
Dem Bones in a Seasonal Setting
Valance comprised of triangular pennants bound by binding tape tacks into the top of the window frame with ease.
Dem Bones in a Seasonal Setting
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Fanfare | Changing Pad Cover

Photo: Rae Hoekstra
It’s very fitting that our free project download for Fanfare comes from the designer herself! She’s a pattern-making powerhouse and her projects never fail to please.
Foxes in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra

Make a few of these in her delightful and soft Fanfare flannel prints and parent and baby alike will be thrilled (if you’re not keeping them for your own bebe, that is!).

Elephants in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra
Bunting in Gold Photo: Rae Hoekstra

Make a few of these in her delightful prints and any new parent will be thrilled (if you’re not keeping them for your own bebe, that is!).

This project would pair perfectly with our Burpcloths pattern!

In the Forest | Book Nook – Cozy Corner

A pile of pillows is all that’s required. Milk and cookies is just icing on the cake!

In the Forest | Book Nook

This jumbo square (the green variety of foam) which measures 24″ x 24″ x 6″ was a find at Joann’s and with the discount coupon was a great bargain. It’s light enough for a little guy to tug around – especially with the help of a handle on the side. Double sided in Moon & Sun with Midnight Sky around the edges and Branches as handles and piping, it just invites the kiddies to dive on it.

In the Forest | Book Nook

Catherine, who sewed all these wonderful items, said it was a struggle to get the cushion into the case, which is hand sewn on  (not removable)- but perhaps a nice long hidden zip the full width of a side would have made it much simpler- and certainly easier to clean should the need arise.

In the Forest | Book Nook

We topped it with a couple of pillows in Branches and Woolen Blanket. The ruffles add a touch of whimsy… even this little action hero dude can’t deny they’re fun.

In the Forest | Book Nook

In the Forest | Book Nook :: Book Sling

Of course, one needs a place to store one’s books. This book sling is a pretty clever idea and great if you want to show off some fun fabrics – like this in bright, sunny Leaves.

To make it it’s quite simple. There’s a number of great tutorials on the web. We used a fancier finial rod because we had them lying around.
In the Forest | Book Nook
In the Forest | Book Nook
In the Forest | Book Nook

In the Forest | Book Nook

When conceiving of a project series for this whimsical collection, In the Forest, it was easy to lean towards children. The primary palette and fantastical imagery captures both eyes and imagination.
We are first met by curtains of soaring birds over a winding river and colorful forest, punctuated by bands dark green foliage.

Have a seat!
In the Forest | Book Nook
Busy at work creating Tape Art.
In the Forest | Book Nook
Sweet little cushion in Flowers and Midnight Sky.
In the Forest | Book Nook
To make this cushion, we 
  • traced the seat
  • cut 2 fabrics for top and bottom
  • sandwiched 2 layers of thin cotton batting between
  • added a piped trim
  • made 1/2 ties about 12″ long and sewed them in at the outside edges of the legs.