Thread-u-cation Thursdays: ACES Unite!

 In my never ending quest to bring embroidery stitches to the masses, I present to you another episode of ACES. ACES, the Association for Combining Embroidery Stitches, uniting stitches and stitchers around the world. With ACES you never stitch alone.

In this week’s episode, we combine the Scattered Seed Stitch and the Cross Stitch. Like little soldiers lined up on a  battle field of fabric, they form an alliance against the dreaded Herringbone Stitch.  Note the orderly combination that  builds pattern and unity across the fabric plain. The dreaded, fearsome Herringbone Stitch has not a chance!

Check out my tutorials for creating all these and other brave stitches on the Thread-u-cation Page. Join ACES and get your stitching act together!

Thread-u-cation Thursdays: ACES Unite!

 In my never ending quest to bring embroidery stitches to the masses, I present to you another episode of ACES. ACES, the Association for Combining Embroidery Stitches, uniting stitches and stitchers around the world. With ACES you never stitch alone.

In this week’s episode, we combine the Scattered Seed Stitch and the Cross Stitch. Like little soldiers lined up on a  battle field of fabric, they form an alliance against the dreaded Herringbone Stitch.  Note the orderly combination that  builds pattern and unity across the fabric plain. The dreaded, fearsome Herringbone Stitch has not a chance!

Check out my tutorials for creating all these and other brave stitches on the Thread-u-cation Page. Join ACES and get your stitching act together!

Fist Full of Thread Winner!

Thank you everyone for entering the Fist Full of Thread! give away in celebration of my new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Threads. Our lucky winner, drawn from a virtual hat, is Linda M. (I don’t mean we drew her out of the hat, I mean her name was drawn from a virtual hat.) Congratulations Linda!

And for those of you who where not drawn out of a hat, please visit the Fairfield World site where you can get a PDF of my free Poppy Pattern. I am this months featured designer! Do you see the sun spinning in the corner of the Fairfield World site opening page? That’s my quilt!
Next Tuesday another project from Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts will be revealed. I know. I know. The anticipation is overwhelming.

Fist Full of Thread Winner!

Thank you everyone for entering the Fist Full of Thread! give away in celebration of my new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Threads. Our lucky winner, drawn from a virtual hat, is Linda M. (I don’t mean we drew her out of the hat, I mean her name was drawn from a virtual hat.) Congratulations Linda!

And for those of you who where not drawn out of a hat, please visit the Fairfield World site where you can get a PDF of my free Poppy Pattern. I am this months featured designer! Do you see the sun spinning in the corner of the Fairfield World site opening page? That’s my quilt!
Next Tuesday another project from Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts will be revealed. I know. I know. The anticipation is overwhelming.

Fanciful Stitches: The Quilt Shop

 The Quilt Shop, was designed for all you aspiring quilt shop owners out there. Now you can have your own shop! Imagine owning a whole building dedicated to quilting instead of just 95% of your home. Imagine walking down isles of choice fabric, passing racks of colorful thread and tripping over barrels of fat quarters.

Swoon!

In my new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, there are patterns for all the elements that make up a good Quilt Shop. And by developing the Quilt Shop pattern, I like to think I am providing a service to all of you living in remote areas without access to a quilt shop. You’re welcome.

 Like any good Quilt Shop owner, I focus on the important things like stacks of fabric and a fresh pot of flowers to greet you at the door. The French Knot and  Lazy Daisy stitches are perfect for the flowers. See the decorative Blanket Stitch on the pot and Fern Stitch vine crawling up the wall of the shop? Charming! The stitch diagrams in Fanciful Stitches are guarantee to charm as well. Or at least give you an idea of how to make the stitch.

And now for all you charming folks out there: I’m giving away a Fist Full of Threads! to a random reader who leaves a comment on this blog today.  (Please note: if you win, I have to get your shipping address somehow, so  you may have to leave your email address.)

Please stay tuned for next Tuesday’s coverage of another Fanciful Stitches project: The Light House. The Light House, a project for those of us who need a little direction. And I’ll give away another Fist Full of Threads!

Fanciful Stitches: The Quilt Shop

 The Quilt Shop, was designed for all you aspiring quilt shop owners out there. Now you can have your own shop! Imagine owning a whole building dedicated to quilting instead of just 95% of your home. Imagine walking down isles of choice fabric, passing racks of colorful thread and tripping over barrels of fat quarters.

Swoon!

In my new book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, there are patterns for all the elements that make up a good Quilt Shop. And by developing the Quilt Shop pattern, I like to think I am providing a service to all of you living in remote areas without access to a quilt shop. You’re welcome.

 Like any good Quilt Shop owner, I focus on the important things like stacks of fabric and a fresh pot of flowers to greet you at the door. The French Knot and  Lazy Daisy stitches are perfect for the flowers. See the decorative Blanket Stitch on the pot and Fern Stitch vine crawling up the wall of the shop? Charming! The stitch diagrams in Fanciful Stitches are guarantee to charm as well. Or at least give you an idea of how to make the stitch.

And now for all you charming folks out there: I’m giving away a Fist Full of Threads! to a random reader who leaves a comment on this blog today.  (Please note: if you win, I have to get your shipping address somehow, so  you may have to leave your email address.)

Please stay tuned for next Tuesday’s coverage of another Fanciful Stitches project: The Light House. The Light House, a project for those of us who need a little direction. And I’ll give away another Fist Full of Threads!