The Raven

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Pat Cross sent a picture of her wonderful hooked rug. It reminded me how little Barb and I talk about how our designs can be translated into other formats. Our latest quilt book, The Raven, is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s poem. Each block’s name is taken from a bit of Poe’s poetry. But, as Pat has shown us, quilt blocks translate very well into hooked rugs. 

 The cross stitch sampler above was originally adapted from a quilt block pattern from our quilt book Home Sweet Home. Barb changed 6 of the blocks from the 9 block quilt into cross stitch patterns. It's a little different from the block in the book....but still basically the same design.


 "Merry Christmas Ella Vaughn" was adapted from the far right block in the middle row.

Any of the above blocks would made a great hooked rug too! Thank you Pat for sending your picture. We love that you took our design and did it your way!

Until later!


  1. I am doing a Block of the Month with Rivers Edge Quilt Shop of The Raven. I am doing the wool appliqué version offered. Two versions are offered, cotton on cotton and wool on cotton. It is a beautiful quilt to do, thank you!

  2. I am enthralled with The Raven and would have already gotten it if it weren't for massive medical bills from 2015 & 2016. I did put it on my birthday wish list but didn't get it so am hoping for a nice Christmas surprise. I'm still so ill that I can't do much but can sit and sew and this is the one pattern I want to work on. To make matters worse you just had to show a quilt of Home Sweet Home and give me something else to wish for. lol Keep designing and we'll keep sewing and dreaming. Rina

  3. Your designs definitely translate well from one medium to another. A sign of great designing!

  4. I love this book! In process of getting all the fabric but noticed the book doesn't give backing fabric amount. Thx!

  5. I am trying to locate your pattern Holly Berry Lodge. I saw the quilt at our local quilt show and love the design. I'd like to know the name of the book that contains the pattern, if it's in a book and where I can find it.


  6. I am trying to find the Christmas Memories patterns. There were 4 booklets. Does anyone know where I can get them?
    Please e-mail me

    Thank You

  7. I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your blog!..
    run 3

  8. This is a great article. It gave me a lot of useful information. thank you very much.

    mario | free mahjong |   atari breakout game  |cat mario | happy wheels 3

    launcherfive nights at freddy's 5 |traffic rider |cat mario   | atari breakout

  9. Bravo ! Votre blog est l'un des meilleurs que j'ai vu !
    voyance sérieuse et gratuite

  10. Great article, I was very impressed about it, wish you would have stayed next share
    strikeforce kitty 2 | red ball 4 | strike force kitty | red ball 3 | ninjago games

  11. ravens + pumpkins = Autumn love <3

    Great designs :)

  12. C'est interessant de trouver comme ce genre de postes.