This past weekend, I took a break to attend a local quilt show in Belvidere, NJ put on by the Evening Star Quilt Guild. The show was not big, but it was very nicely put together. My mother, friend, Linda, and my 6 year old son had a very nice and welcoming time.
While we were there, I picked up a pattern by The Quilt Company (www.thequiltcompany.com) It’s called “The Wine Butler.” There was a sample on display and I just couldn’t resist. I’m not usually one to make small items, but I was craving some relatively quick satisfaction form a project. While at the show, I also happened to pick up a 1/2 yard of fabric with the cutest little turkeys. (There’s always lots of Halloween fabric to be found, but rarely something for Thanksgiving. )
I went home and realized that I had the makings of a very special addition to the Thanksgiving table! But before I cut into those turkeys, I tried one with some other fabric first. They go together in a snap! The pattern even comes with enough “button” beads for 2 vests and 1/8″ ribbon for one. I highly recommend visiting their website and ordering the pattern if your local quilt store doesn’t carry it. Perfect for holiday gift giving! My husband said, “Honey, why don’t you just make a bunch so we’re ready for whenever we are giving someone a bottle of wine!” Of course, dear!
P.S. Don’t forget to stop by www.HellemayDesigns.com! The pattern for Driftwood is in stock!