McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles
Pine Needles designer McKenna Ryan infuses her fabric creations with nature. Take an insider’s look at her showroom, retreat center, and beautiful appliqué projects.
After cutting the shapes, she layers the pieces for a three
After cutting the shapes, she layers the pieces for a three-dimensional effect. She fuses the appliqué pieces to the background, adds batting and backing, and stitches around the appliqués with monofilament thread, attaching the appliqués at the same time she is quilting. The project shown is her in-progress Wind in the Whiskers multiblock quilt.
Go to pineneedles.com to learn more about McKenna Ryan’s designs and her creative retreat, Island Nest. Visit the McKenna Ryan Art Quilt and Fabric Showroom at 187 Ericksen Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.