Cross Stitch by Robin Pickens

Robin Pickens has combined two loves, fabric design and cross-stitch to stunning affect. All of these designs are floated on her fabrics. The combination of textures adds that awe factor to every project.

Pine Crossing is a cross stitch pattern showing stylized trees across the landscape with a couple of red birds popping out against the wintry forest scene. Appropriate for winter holidays and seasons or in other colors for any time of year.


“Seasonal Courier: Cardinal’s Winter” is a features a festive cardinal sitting upon his favorite pinecone. The bird celebrates the winter season with snowflakes of various sizes and top and bottom borders bring in added decoration and color and shapes reminiscent of quilt blocks. Cardinal’s Christmas is the first in a series of four Seasonal Courier birds.


Sweater Weather combines the love of quilt blocks in a soft color palette in the borders with a bolder color pinecone for the winter season in the center. Leafy vines surround the center pinecone rectangle. This cross stitch pattern is the first in the “Sweater Weather” series, with more seasons to come!

Winterly Sampler is a sampler with multiple images including cardinals, trees, vines, pinecones, snowflakes and mistletoe. This festive sampler follows the same basic structure and size as the Fall Frolic Sampler but with a wintery feel!

All of these patterns are due to arrive in the next few weeks so place your order now.

New from Robin Pickens


I LOVE this! It is stunning using a dark background! The Posies table runner and placemats are based on Robin’s Ring Around the Posies flowers. The lovely bloom of flowers on your tabletop are made from Charm Pack 5″ squares or Fat Eighths of fabric. This is also great for scraps! Table runner sized 42 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ and each of the 4 placemats is 18 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.

Check out the version done with a lighter background.

Use a charm pack, layer cake, or fat quarters to make this quilt of curves that radiate out from a center square. The background is just as important as the prints with 3 background colors adding movement and contrast. Make as a small wall quilt or larger lap size. Consider optional curved corners. Paper template included but a Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler is recommended in instructions with notes on which ruler cut lines to use for this project.

Robin is a big fan of the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Tool.

Everything is due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Introducing Robin Pickens’ Exquisite New Quilt Patterns: Artistry Stitched into Every Seam!

Fall is my favorite season and Robin’s new patterns showcase the colors and shapes of Autumn to its fullest potential.

Starlit Bears quilt uses a Layer Cake of 10″ squares to make a festive bear paw quilt with twinkly star centers. Larger tabs, accentuated by an accent fabric show off big fabric prints. Use one fabric for background or mix it up with each quadrant in a different color. Size 60 1/2″ square. What a difference the background makes!


Oak Grove Square is a Fall Medallion Quilt using 12 Fat Quarters, accent yardage, and a mix of background colors. This 72 1/2″ square quilt is full of fall leaves, acorns, mushrooms, and stars. Keep it simple with one background or make every square ring a different color. Pattern is a large 8.5 x 11″ booklet of 16 pages, arranged in sections to be suitable for a sew-along.


Leaf Press is a wall/lap leaf sampler quilt with an assortment of leaves with a transitional modern feel. Delicate leaf stalks balance out stately oak leaves and groupings of simple aspen leaves. Berries dot the spaces for a little whimsical fun. Fat Eighth-friendly pattern with background and border. The pattern is written to be sewalong-friendly. Size 48.5 x 49.5″. 8.5 x 11″ booklet of 12 pages


Forest Treasures makes a table runner and 3 pillows from a Charm Pack of 5″ squares and background fabrics. Treasures found on a forest walk include motifs of mushrooms, acorns, and aspen leaves. Runner-sized 60 x 16″ but you can lengthen it by adding more groups of forest treasures. The pillows are 18″ square and use the same motifs.


Acorn Quartet is a 41″ square wall/lap quilt using a Charm Pack of 5″ squares, 2 accent fabrics, background and border fabrics. It celebrates the Fall season with 4 Acorns and leaf groupings in a square dance with quilt stars. A smaller-scale quilt for a fun seasonal project.

All of these patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

New from Robin Pickens

Robin is one of my favorite designers. When I see one of her quilts, I don’t even have to look at the name to see who made it. Her sense of style and color shine through on every quilt! Here are three of her latest designs.

Inspired by “Jubilant Song”, this quilt celebrates large central panels going out to decorative ends. Three panels make a LAP/WALL quilt of 60 x 67″ or ONE panel can be used for a lovely 14 x 67″ TABLE RUNNER. Feature a large WOF print through the center panels or use Fat Quarters with large motifs. Add a contrasting or subtle sashing for extra decoration.

Joyful Trio

Bar Hop is a precut-friendly quilt pattern to make a 51 1/2 x 50″ Lap/Wall quilt or a 87 x 84″ Queen quilt. Charm Packs, Layer Cakes or Jelly Rolls can be used with background yardage. Small quilt has extra outside border. Use Fat Quarters OR the Wild Blossoms WOF print for large horizontal bands which contrast with the smaller vertical bars. Great for playing with color within the little bars.

Bar Hop

Use Layer Cake (10″ squares) or Fat Quarters with sashings and background to make a woven composition with bars. Get a more shaded/tonal look with 2 background colors. This quick and easy quilt is instructed for Lap, Twin, Queen and King sizes.

Weaverly

These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

New from Robin Pickens

As soon as I saw these new patterns, I knew Robin Pickens was up to something great. Before I even saw her name, I knew they were hers – the ultimate test for a true artist! In her words…

X’s and “outlined” X’s make lovely diagonals and are separated by small arrowheads in Criss Cross Kisses. Extra arrowheads play in the borders. Lap uses fat eighths, the queen uses fat quarters. Wouldn’t this be a great display for Valentine’s Day?

Criss Cross Kisses

Tightrope uses Jelly Roll 2.5in strips (or use a Layer Cake) to make a line up of rectangles with arms stretched out for balance in space. Accent plus blocks add more color into the borders of the quilt. Two sizes of Wall/Lap or Large quilt in pattern.

Tightrope

Tulip Season uses Fat Quarters or Layer Cakes to make tall tulips with elegant leaves. A flying geese border surrounds the quilt garden. Two sizes in the pattern, 65.5in x 68.5in Small or 85.5in x 91in Large.

Tulip Season

Mod Flower Box is a modern floral arrangement that uses curved piecing and is precut-friendly for Charm Packs, Layer Cake, Fat Eighths, or Fat Quarters. Two sizes of the quilt- Lap/Wall of 51in square or Large 78 in square. A paper template for the curved piecing is included in the pattern but this is a great pattern for using the Creative Grids® Circle Savvy Ruler.

Mod Flower Box

These patterns are due to arrive next month so place your orders now.

Creative Grids Circle Savvy 11-3/4in x 18-1/2in Quilt Ruler

New by Robin Pickens

Wind Drifter includes instructions for two sizes. Make half-square triangles and lay them out to create a pinwheel of motion. The large size makes a great throw. The smaller size makes a stunning wall hanging.

Wind Drifter


In her words, this 67-1/2″ x 65″ quilt uses Fat Eighths prints to make a collector’s paradise. Blocks feature an assortment of jars, bowls, and vases sitting on shelves. Fun for home decorating themes or novelty prints like marbles and spools of thread, or pantry items like pickle jars and candy bowls. Patchwork piecing with stitch and flip corners make this a fun and creative quilt.

The Collector

These pillow covers offer inviting messages of “Sit down + stay awhile”. The word pillows are sized at 22-1/2″ square and the plus pillow is a smaller 16-1/2″ square. The letters touch each other and look best with a variety of colors/fabrics of 1/8 yard each or fat eighths. Great project to use scraps or bundle pleasing color palettes of fabrics for these cheery pillows. Instructions are written with separate cutting and sewing instructions for each pillow so it is easy to only make one of the pillows.

Sit Down Stay Awhile Pillow Covers

These are due to arrive the end of this month so place your orders now.

Robin Pickens Style

Robin’s quilts are instantly recognizable – the signature of a true artist. I’m not sure if it is the crisp, clean lines….her color choices….or the way she explodes a block to make it new. Whatever it is it works – and here are three of her newest!

Celebrate the sunny side with Simple Solstice. Use a Charm Pack for the small Lap sized 35 x 45 inch quilt or a Layer Cake for the Twin sized 69 x 90 inch quilt. This quilt uses flying geese, half square triangles and stitch and flip corners with minimal matching of points, making it more novice-friendly. Large sun centers are good to show off bigger prints.

Simple Solstice

Forward slashes, backslashes, rectangles and half square triangles move around this lively, geometric quilt. Tell a color story, using 11 cuts of coordinating fabrics with added background sashing. You can also make this in a scrappier look using layer cake squares since pieces cut to 9.5 inches. Pattern includes sizes of Lap which uses 1/3 yard cuts, Twin using 1/2 yard cuts and Queen using 3/4 yard cuts.

Backslash


This 71 inch square quilt uses half square triangles and patchwork pieces to make blocks with an added thin sashing for accents. Pattern uses a layer cake or you can use at least 24 squares sized 10 inches each. Pattern is revised and improved from earlier Fair and Square pattern.

Fair and Square

Any of these would be great choices for kits – and all are in stock so order them now!

Easy to Kit 10″ Square Projects

Hocus Pocus is a darling pumpkin quilt that is cut from 10″ squares, a fat quarter, background and binding. I have included a pic of the back of the pattern so you can see the yardage requirements. Why not cut your own and use up some bolts of orange, black and gray?

Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Her Cardinal quilt uses ten inch square as well:

Cardinals
Cardinals

Think Spring or even Christmas???

Some are in stock now – more are expected next week so order today!

Block Talk uses 40 – 10″ squares and panels, T-Shirts or a large focal print for the main squares. Add the accent fabrics and the kit is complete!

Block Talk
Block Talk

Hopscotch Happy uses 10 inch, 5 inch OR fat quarters!

Hopscotch Happy

Dwell 2 is a nice size quilt using 10 inch squares, a background, binding and one other fabric.

Dwell 2
Dwell 2

If you NEED 10 inch squares, we have them! Follow this link or search within the fabric tab for 10in squares – not everyone calls them layer cakes. Then you can click on the In Stock icon to see what is available when you are placing your order.

Kit on demand! Put pics of some layer cakes on Facebook with the names and as your customers order them, pick out the additional yardage required. They trust your judgment!

Bird Brain Designs

Bird Brain Designs – need I say more??? Her latest fabric line features her classic red that is the perfect compliment to her redwork. Sheltering Tree by Bird Brain Designs Collection from Maywood Studio.

This quilt kit is the perfect showcase for the Sheltering Tree panel. #KIT-MASCOH

Quilt Kit Connecting Home, 57in x 75in

Sheltering Tree features several kits as well as some dynamic prints!

Red/Cream Sheltering Trees
Tan/Red Houses

Robin also has added three new patterns to her embroidery line. They are also all available as machine embroidery patterns.

Feathered Farmyard Friends
Love You More
Home Sweet Home

The patterns will be available this month, the fabric will be available in May.

Robin Pickens with Style

I always know when a designer has style when her patterns are instantly recognizable as her own. I was looking at the newest patterns and didn’t even have to click on the pic to know these were Robin’s. She is that good and I am instantly drawn to her quilts!

Showering Stars is supposed to be a table runner and pillow covers but the pattern cover is so striking that I want to wrap them around canvas and showcase them on a wall!

This is a smaller version of her quilt by the same name:

Just look at her versatility!

All of these patterns are due to arrive this month so order them now so you will have them for your Spring Market event!