“Check Out Burton’s Whirls”

a new lap quilt/throw in tribute to Tim, eerily awesome director!

So why Tim Burton? Because he does wonderful graphic designs, weird but wonderful

Tim Burton’s work…or maybe his “play”

So why Tim Burton?

Because he directed Batman, Beetlejuice, Nightmare before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, and Alice in Wonderland, among other interesting films.

So why Tim Burton?

Because Wetumpka celebrated his birthday this week with games, sales, and at The Kelly art gallery we had a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

We had a party last year, too.

Libby ready for tea party

So why the heck BURTON?

Because he ALSO directed BIG FISH, filmed in downtown Wetumpka, just 1/2 block from The Kelly art gallery, and the two other shops I have booths in–Market Shoppes (seen in HGTV “Town Takeover 2019”) and Poppy Layne Vintage, a precious new shop.

I’ve done some other quilts referencing him as well. The one above I gave away in a drawing, but the one below was bought by the owner of the Big Fish house.

I also did a Halloween version wall hanging.

Haunted Big Fish House–see Edw Scissorhands in the window!

However, those two are quite complex, so I didn’t make patterns. On the other hand, THIS new one is amazingly quick and easy–big 4 1/2″ strips and squares. I cut it out and pieced it in one day and quilted it the next. It’s currently for sale at The Kelly but may move to Poppy Layne Vintage soon if you’d rather buy than make. Just contact me for more info.

In the meantime, the pattern is just $5 and includes a great grid with all piece sizes as well as photos, diagrams and detailed instructions. Good for a beginner, quick for a master, and even approved for MALES!! This is one quilt that could actually go to a guy’s dorm with no embarrassment–not a nanny quilt!

Check out Burton’s Whirls cc2325

“Check Out Burton’s Whirl” #CC2325 – SewGoCreate

FACEBOOK LIVE Sat,7/30, 4 p.m. Celebrating 100 Christensen Creations Patterns!

Christensen Creations collaborates with http://www.fabrichut.com to create a vibrant floral quilted throw pattern and gladiolus wall hanging our of the scraps from the Telas bundle of fat fifths. The patterns will be revealed on Facebook LIVE with tips and techniques by Libby Christensen/

I am revealing my 100th pattern that I designed in collaboration with http://www.thefabrichut.com It’ll be live on their Facebook page. They have a vibrant community of quilters from across the globe–literally, it’s fun discussion from US and Canada to Australia The company is known for a great buy on titanium rotary blades and collections of fat fifths (about 15″x19″).

In fact, my challenge was to design a quilt to use their fat fifths, so I picked a beautiful collection called the “Telas Bundle,” full of bright pinks, spring greens, blues and purples. The fabric is very light and silky but has a high thread count so that it’s not sheer. Wonderful for a lightweight quilt and currently on sale. If you buy it, you’ll get two of my patterns for free along with the bundle.

I do my reveal tomorrow at my Christensen Creations Studio in Wetumpka for the LIVE event, along with tips and techniques. However, I’m giving MY followers a sneak peek. Here’s my summery throw called, “Bundle of Blossoms.” The fabric is silky and since it uses a delicate crib batting (cheapest buy at Walmart or Walmart.com)–it feels like a cloud.

“Bundle of Blossoms” Throw CC2324

If you prefer to use your own fabric, I just warn you that there are 27 colors used. In fact, that’s the issue. The piecing is actually fairly straightforward, but keeping track of the colors takes some attention. I’ve named and numbered every color, though, and I’ve created a separate graphic for each block. It looks complex, but it’s actually just two blocks.

“Bundle of Blossoms”–just two blocks.

If you want just the pattern, you can buy it on my website. I warn you, though, that you’ll get TWO because I adapted my gladiolus wall hanging to use the leftover scraps from the bundle and attached it! Here’s what I came up with:

“Glad to Have Scraps”

Now THAT’s how I grow summer flowers! Please follow me and post remarks. Coming soon I’ll be having a birthday bash in August. I have another surprise.

P.S. My flowers need rain, so I put raindrops on the back.

Raindrops for my flowers!