Pearl Pereira Revisits an Antique Quilt

I love handwork so everything from P3 Designs makes me smile – and this latest endeavor will have you smiling as well!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In her own words:

The Sarah Simms 1816 quilt is owned by my dear friend Dawn Licker. We have talked over the years about reproducing some of her antique quilts in her collection as patterns. This quilt just seemed to speak to me even though the rest of the quilt was not very exciting. Sarah Simms embroidered 1816 date with one strand of thread at the bottom of the medallion. The Crewel embroidery was done with wool threads which I believe have faded over the years. The embroidered center medallion was framed with uneven sawtooth inner border and hexagons in the corners. It was framed with 4 1/2” blocks, 20“ rectangles to make a wide border. But the center of this quilt was my inspiration and I set the block on point and added hexagon a border and repeated the sawtooth border to frame the quilt.

The pattern contains two full color 22” x 34” pattern sheets with full-size drawings for the center embroidery medallion, a color embroidery stitch guide and easy to follow instructions.

Look at this beautiful center!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern is due to arrive soon, so order it now!

The Witches Quilt Show

When EVERY pattern in a series is in the top 100 patterns, you know you have a winner! The Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show by Meg Hawkey of Crab Apple Hill is a block of the month – and if you start now, it will be done in time for Halloween, 2018! We quilters have to plan ahead!

Check these out! Each one is more adorable than the last…

Block One – Nivelda Fifflestitch was recruited to advertise the opening of the quilt show and she’s doing a great job – as long as she can stay air born. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Two: Appelonia Fifflestitch is a bit of a free spirit! I hope she doesn’t get hung up in the clotheslines hung with quilts on her way down. Yes, it’s happened before.

Block Three: Ludmilla Hexenbroot is so late getting her quilt entry into the show, she just had to throw it around her shoulders, tie it at her neck, and FLY! Hope she gets it there on time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Four: Delthezda Booch’s cat, Honeybunny, is holding on for dear life! Usually he gets to ride in the box on her handlebars but today the box is full of Delthezda’s quilt entries for the show.

Block Five: Cursida looks a little apprehensive about riding to the show in Adrazelle’s motorcycle sidecar! Hold on Cursida – you’re almost there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block #6: Blanderhoop and Appeldore are are picking up last minute entries for the quilt show – and having WAY too much fun doing it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Seven: Alwinnia Carbunkle is driving the Blackbird Shop Hop Bus again this year and possibly for the last time if the look on her face is any indication of how the trip has gone! The shop hop ends with the Stitchwitch Spellbinders Quilt Show, so ready… set… SHOP!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block Eight: The quilts are hung, the shop is ready, all of the vendor booths are set up – there may even be live music!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ninth pattern in the series shows how to put all of the blocks together into an heirloom holiday quilt!

 

 

 

 

Wouldn’t a set of these be the perfect holiday gift? Include the background fabric – and if you are REALLY feeling generous, trace the designs so they are ready to stitch!

Embroidered Mandalas

I love that embroidery is coming back in so many different ways. Mandalas to Embroider by Carina Envholdsen-Harris offers twelve large and twelve small patterns using just ten stitches!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a wonderful way to learn – or teach – embroidery and the repetition in each mandala guarantees that you will actually LEARN the stitches. Can’t you picture an entire wall display of these delights?  The book is due to arrive in February – just in time for Valentine’s Day.

The Girls’ Getaway Finale

I love these mystery embroidery patterns by Crabapple Hill.  For those of you who have participated in this journey, the end is finally here for the Girls’ Getaway…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or order the complete set – due to arrive for Chistmas:

 

 

 

 

 

Inventory is due to arrive by the end of the month!

Tula Pink Style

Tula Pink is a bright and shining star. She is on the forefront of every trend in the industry – and in this case, creates them! Her new book – Coloring with Thread is due out before Christmas. Check this out:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I see inspirations of crewelwork, cross-stitch, and traditional embroidery but in Tula’s hands, it becomes a whole new art form that will inspire a new generation. I can’t wait for this one!

Portable Cuddles

I just love these new additions to the Embroider Buddy line. These cuddle buddies are the perfect portable blankies – with lots of room to embroider your favorite saying or design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are due to arrive next month – in plenty of time for holiday gifts. The price is so affordable, you can give them to everyone on your list!

They have also added Santa to their line of stuffed toys – again due to arrive next month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you been naughty or nice????

Sewing Accessories with Style

This new Honey Hive by Kathy Schmitz is simply stunning!  It is a five-inch square and could be the perfect wrapping for a special gift.  The ribbon is laced through beads to close. Tweedy Bird is a charming needle case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The handwork includes a variety of stitches so they would make a great class. You still have time to make one or both for your quilting friends. The patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now.

Simply Redwork

Helen Stubbings adds a sense of whimsy to all of her designs and the designs in her award winning book are sure to become classics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at these purses and totes!  The all over daisy design blew me away!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just a small sampling of the 19 projects that are in the book.  Many can be completed in an evening.  Helen includes clear instructions and stitch guides which can be learned in a matter of minutes.

What is not to love?

Great size, Great gift

These newest additions to the Fabric Confetti table runner line are just darling!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They remind me of the counted cross stitch samplers that were so popular years ago.  Who would have thought now you can make them in a matter of minutes!  They all require a hoop with an embroidery field of at least 5 3/4 x 10″.

Visit our website to see the entire collection.  What great hostess gifts!

Bike Trip!

These gals are having way too much fun on this retreat!  Now they are biking into town to do some major shopping!  Can’t wait to see what is in their baskets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you not familiar with this embroidery block of the month by Crabapple Hill, there are six patterns in the series.  Five patterns are embroidery designs and the final pattern gives instructions on how to put the entire project together.

It is kind of a mystery because you don’t know what the completed quilt will look like or at this point, what the final embroidery is!  And, frankly, that is part of the fun.  Everything that Meg Hawkey does is amazing so we know we will love it!

The latest installment is due to arrive in September so order it now.  Don’t forget to order extras of the first three installments for those who are late to arrive at the party.  The floss colors for each pattern are listed as companions on the website so be sure to have those in stock as well!