New Patterns

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

We have three new patterns. These will be shipped out on Monday and/or Tuesday to distributors. The first two are Reward of Merit patterns.





The third pattern pictured below begins our new Garden Club series.

 

Basket of Cherries

     Welcome to our Garden Club! You’re going to love belonging to our little sewing circle.  There are no offices to fill, and no elections to hold. So you will be able to sit back, stitch and enjoy yourself.

     In the next 12 months, our Garden Club series will reflect a cherished aspect of gardening. It might be a lovely basket of flowers, bees buzzing from flower to flower, or, like this month, an abundant harvest of cherries. In any case, you won’t have to worry about getting your hands dirty!

     On the back cover, you will find our Basket of Cherries made up as a pincushion. But if you’d rather, you can wait and stitch all 12 projects into one large sampler.


      One pattern will be released each month for a year. The picture above shows the front and back cover of the first pattern. All 12 pieces are stitched on 32ct. Weeks Dye Works linen. Each pattern uses a different color of linen. Basket of Cherries was stitched on 32ct. Cocoa. Each piece in the series is a 4" square.
On the back of the pattern cover you can note the first three samplers of the series sewn together.  

 

We've used different linens and sewn them together in some of our patterns before. Above is "Flea Market Souvenir". (This one is sold out.) After piecing quilts, I thought, why not do the same with linen?


 "Flea Market Souvenir" was a fun experiment. I embellished each seam with embroidery stitches that I hadn't done before. 






The piece above is the bonus patterns from a past Loose Feather's series. (This is sold out also.)


Each bonus pattern was sewn together to form a long sampler. We love the added texture and design of different linen colors.


We are stitching all of the Garden Club pieces together to form one large sampler. 

 The picture above shows Basket of Cherries sewn to the next two patterns in the series. 



Rather frame each individually? Certainly can do that too! They would be sweet grouped together on a wall. 


 Need a new pincushion? The pattern has instructions for this too!


The pincushion backing is pieced to add a bit of whimsy.

I'm sorry for the lack of posting this summer. I wish I had a good excuse.....but alas there is none. I've been visiting my daughter in Denver, riding my bike, playing the piano and visiting the beach. Hope you all have had a wonderful summer too!

Until later,

Alma







37 comments

  1. Very exciting new releases. Good that you just took care of yourself - sometimes we forget about that. No apologies needed and hoping your fall and winter will now be rest and peace filled. Thank you so much for the new stuff!

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  2. Your baskets of cherries is a gorgeous design... Love the bright colours...

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  3. Great new patterns! And it's great that you had a good summertime and enjoyed it:-)

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  4. I love the Basket of Cherries and the Garden Club sampler sounds great!

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  5. You had me at Garden...I'm already on the waiting list. Love what I see so far and the piecing will be so much fun. I love that look. You girls are such an inspiration! TY:)

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  6. What a wonderful line-up - especially the new series. Looking forward to seeing more of that this coming year.

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  7. Thank you for the new Garden Club.....can't wait to get started!

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  8. Welcome back - you've been missed.

    Love them all.

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  9. The new Garden Club designs are delightful. Is there a stockist in the UK. I do hope so.

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  10. You've been away so long Alma - I was afraid you'd quit blogging like so many others. Glad to see you here with new designs. I had seen the Garden Club on some shops FB page. I love the new Rewards too. Take care - Melody

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  11. Already on the club list after seeing these! So looking forward to the designs. Thank you for another wonderful project!

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  12. So excited to see these Reward of Merit charts....and love this new Garden Club series..thank you so much for the new charts..

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  13. Love the garden of cherries! Will have to look for this new Garden club: sounds just like my thing!
    Thank you for those wonderful charts

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  14. Stitched both of the new Reward of Merit charts when they were offered through the Ladies Prim Society. They were/are so popular, I am glad to see they are being offered to everyone. I love the new Garden Series and have signed up for the auto ship of this. I plan to stitch them as one long project like I did the Mystery Sampler. Glad you took some time to enjoy yourself and rejuvenate. We all need that. Look forward to more releases of some old favorites.

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  15. I miss your blogs and your pictures!

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  16. Hi, Alma!

    I have already sent you several letters to the issue of cooperation, but you did not answer.

    My name is Tatiana, I am the owner of intrnet- stores in Russia: www.stitchbystitch.ru

    Can I count on the cooperation with you? I would like to submit your designs in the Russian market.
    At the moment I am an official retailer designers such as:

    - Les Brodeuses Parisiennes

    - Madame la Fee

    - Lilli Violette

    - Cuore e Batticuore

    - Sara Guermani

    I also Russia's biggest seller of fabrics for embroidery Zweigart & Sajou acsessories.


    If our cooperation is possible, please write me conditions.

    In any case, I will wait for your answer!

    Regards, Tatiana
    My e-mail: Tatiana@stitchbystitch.ru

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  17. All your patterns are gorgeous, such beautiful details.

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  18. On a completely unrelated note, I am trying to find your Halloween 1904 pattern and wondered if you had any plans to sell it on Cratsy as a PDF, as they seem to be sold out everywhere. Thanks so much,
    Elizabeth

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Please e-mail me at alma@blackbird-designs.com
      I have found some in the warehouse.

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  19. Wonderful pictures! Love the cherries. I love the patterns also. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi Alma,

    I am a quilter and love your fabrics and quilt patterns. Do you have any new patterns coming out that feature Country Orchard and Hyde Park? I saw a picture of your booth and love your quilt!

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  22. There is an error/typo in the Basket Of Cherries pattern. In the 'Instructions' section, it states that the Smyrna cross used in the basket are to be stitched with 2 strands over four threads, but the sections where they are to be placed are 6 threads wide!

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