Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New pattern: Welcome Home Wreath

When I became an empty nester, preparing for the holidays took on a whole new meaning. As I laid out the Christmas decorations last year, I thought about my kids coming home from college, and how I wanted them to feel the hug of home the minute they walked through the door.

Nothing quite says “Welcome Home” like a holiday wreath, so I’ve designed a wall hanging that would evoke a sense of love and homecoming. For all who enter our home, especially my adult children, I hope this quilt reminds them that they are loved and most welcome.



Welcome Home Wreath is a 48 1/2" x 48 1/2" wall hanging or table topper that will add a warm holiday spirit to your home. The pattern calls for one mini charm pack and coordinating yardage, for a scrappy, homespun feel.



My sample quilt features Juniper Berry by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics. Basic Grey does a wonderful job of designing classic holiday collections with a subtle modern flair. I love the way they combine the traditional reds and greens with bold touches of black and hints of aqua.  



As with my other new holiday pattern, Starry Way, the gorgeous machine quilting on this project was done by Nancy Jolene Quilting in Danube, Minnesota. I got tears in my eyes when I saw what Nancy had done in the white spaces.  The holly berries and leaves are just phenomenal, as are all her other artistic touches.  I hugged her three times (the poor thing) when I picked up my quilt!




Welcome Home Wreath is available as a PDF digital download through my Etsy Store and my Craftsy Pattern Shop. I think you'll enjoy the easy construction of this pattern. You could create your own Welcome Home Wreath top in a weekend! I made mine while on retreat with my quilting friends. 



Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope you all find the time to get carried away quilting as you prepare your home for the holidays.

~Taunja





6 comments:

  1. Another stunning pattern! I didn't quite get to Star Crossed Pines this year for my mom, but I think I can get Welcome Home Wreath accomplished. Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs with all of us lucky quilters!!
    Jen @ferryquilts

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! There just isn't enough time to make all of the projects we want to make! I feel your pain there! Thanks so much for your kind words!

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  2. Another beautiful design! I love the Juniper Berry line and it looks so nice in this wreath. I'm going to make my own as a Welcome for everyone who enters my home this holiday season! Thank you Taunja!

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