New PatternsWednesday, 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!