For the month of December I made my dad a placemat with a Christmas tree on it, so he'd have a tree in the house. It was a little reminder for him each morning as he enjoyed his coffee of how much we love him. Something simple yet a gift that could keep on giving.
With the Christmas decorations tucked away now, it's time for a new placemat. I thought about what to make for him this time. My hope was to have something that could last him through the rest of the winter yet be encouraging and uplifting. I looked at blue materials and thought about doing a snowy scene but with Lake Ontario practically in his backyard, he doesn't need anymore snow reminders.
Then it dawned on me, what about a cardinal? A cardinal is a sign of someone you love in heaven stopping to say hello. Hmm...this sounded perfect but then on to the next challenge, to find a quilt block pattern simple enough for this beginner to make. I found one here. I'm thankful for those who share their gift to create a pattern. I'm not making the entire quilt, only one block. One symbol of love from me to my Dad and a reminder from heaven each morning as he enjoys his coffee, missing his coffee and life partner...my mom.
A special thanks to Country Junk'tion for sharing your quilt patterns with others.
"FREE Patterns are for your personal/Guild use ONLY.
Pattern may not be re-sold for profit. Finished quilts created using my quilt block patterns may be sold if a tag is attached stating “[Cardinal] ©2017 Country Junk’tion”
What are you creating this weekend?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323