Quilted Bouquet Cozy
By Cynthia Shaffer
We just love designer Cynthia Shaffer – you surely remember her patchwork trees from the cover of our premiere issue, and you can find several amazing projects from her in our new Summer 2012 issue as well. Today, she has a free project for you to whet your appetite for our latest edition. Lend homespun detail to a casual wedding or special event with a quilted bouquet holder in your favorite fabric print!
- Fabric scraps
- Small piece cotton batting
- 1-1/8- x 26-inch strip binding fabric
- 1-1/2 yards coordinating ribbon
- 10 grommets and grommet tool
- Blue water-soluble marker
- Ruled straight edge
- Quilting pins
- Cut two pieces of fabric measuring 4-1/2 x 6 inches.
- Cut one piece of batting that also measures 4-1/2 x 6 inches.
- Use water-soluble marker to mark a diamond pattern onto one piece of fabric.
- Sandwich batting between fabric rectangles, secure with quilting pins and machine quilt in a diamond pattern over marked lines. Bind edges.
- Following package instructions, set grommets evenly spaced along short ends of quilted piece.
- Lace ribbon through grommets, tie in a bow and trim to desired length.
Cynthia Shaffer is a mixed-media artist and photographer from Orange, California. She has authored the books Stash Happy Patchwork (Lark Crafts books, May 2011) and Stash Happy Appliqué (Lark Crafts books, March 2012), and has been featured on the covers of Stitch Craft Create (Christmas 2011) and Art Quilting Studio (Spring 2010 and Summer 2011). Visit Cynthia online at cynthiashaffer.typepad.com and at www.cynthiashaffer.com.