A new design in the works… (and One Day In May sees Salt Lake City)…

Its been a little while since I've checked in and I thought you might be wondering what I've been up to…

Dimensional Bird Applique 1 One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant
I've always had a love of birds in design. Whether it be a painting, cushion, coffee mug, fridge magnet, quilt (of course), or even a tea-towel, if there is a bird on it, it's instant attraction!! I thought it was about time One Day In May had it's own little bird ~ with dimension of course.

Dimensional Bird Applique 3 One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant
You can get a better idea of the added depth in this photo. Don't you think his fabric looks a feathery? He has a little fluffiness to him also, as I chose flannelette for the applique. My first choice was felted wool, but after some experimentation I felt the flannelette gave me a better result.

Dimensional Bird Applique 2 One Day In May, Creations by Melissa Grant
There is another similar panel already designed and ready to stitch… I'll show you when it's finished. I have collected these fabrics together for some inspiration, hoping they'll give me some direction as to what to create with these fluffy, little birds! My first thoughts were to make a patchwork scarf… but now I'm not so sure. Decisions, decisions.
On a very exciting note… One Day In May designs took flight in their own way this month ~ winging their way to International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, USA!!! So exciting!!! Helen Stubbings, of Pattern Press and Hugs 'n Kisses fame, has just returned home from market, where she showcased the creations and patterns of Hugs 'n Kisses and some other Aussie designers!! I feel so fortunate to have had "One Day In May" designs in the mix. Fortunately, Helen took lots of photos so we can all see…

One Day In May on the Pattern Press stand at International Quilt Market 2
Can you spot the "One Day In May" designs on the right? I'm a little envious that I'm not at market with them…

One Day In May on the Pattern Press stand at International Quilt Market 3
Excuse my indulgence, but here are my patterns hanging together with those of other Pattern Press designers… Can you tell just how excited I am?

One Day In May on the Pattern Press stand at International Quilt Market 4

Would you like to know a secret?? I'm joining in the Sew Mama Sew! giveaway tomorrow…. shhh don't tell anyone. But, if you'd like to win a One Day In May pattern, make sure you come back tomorrow to enter!!

Until then,

Melissa  x


1 Response

  1. GORGEOUS birdy, what’s his/her name going to be??? I don’t think it’s possible you could have found a better fabric to use.
    I love how creative you are with your dimensional stitching creations … very inspiring.
    I’m glad you decided to join in the big giveaway … I’m just plotting mine now, and I’ll be back tomorrow to see what you have.
    Have a great week, mega hugs, Janet xx