I love everything that Meg Hawkey designs – and this new series is truly special!
In her words:
The animals are lining up to board the Ark! This whimsical 12 month BOM of the ark and it’s sometimes silly animals, all comes together in an enchanting 66 1/2” x 78 1/2” quilt. We’ll start with the large Ark block, and then move on to months where there will be 1 to 3 blocks given in one pattern, ending with the quilt assembly pattern. Most of the embroidery floss colors needed for the entire quilt are used in the Ark block, with a few more being added later. The embroidery on all of these blocks would be very easy for a confident beginner. The piecing in the quilt is the same… easy, but impressive looking! Instructions for cutting all of the embroidered blocks are given in the Ark pattern so you can have all of your stitching fabric ready to go!
I can’t wait to see this quilt as it emerges each month! The first patterns are due in any day!
Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studios has designed six new patterns that will be shipping next month. Meg does such an incredible job of describing her patterns that I am going to bow to her:
Let me introduce you to the owner of Bitterbottom Herbs, a very well known and respected nursery in Lower Sneegleshire. She spends long hours in the garden and preserving rooms always accompanied by her faithful and loving cat Mr. Teedles. They take long breaks together in the garden, basking in the same sunshine that makes her glorious herbs grow. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
Let me introduce you to our prize winning Jack o’ Lantern Pumpkin grower! You can always find her in Spellcaster’s Garden carefully tending her special plants. They always produce absolutely the BEST shapes and sizes for Jack o’ Lanterns! Every step of her day she is accompanied by her faithful sidekick, ICK. Yes, his name is ICK. But he IS a big, black garden spider after all! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing, and her Scherenschnitte style border is easy to stitch.
High on a hill in the center of Spellcaster’s Garden, is the Stitching Tree. Witches come from far and near to sit under the tree and embroidery together. It’s said that it has magical powers that greatly improve things like Bullion stitches… but the truth is, it’s just fun to sit in its shade together and visit while we stitch! This pattern was designed to match the tree print in the Spellcaster’s Garden fabric line, and it mimics Scherenschnitte. The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Your spell book, scrolls, magic needles and pins… All perched on your favorite broom! Ready for your favorite stitching “spell”? The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, and simple piecing.
Vintage style Halloween Cats center the wonky pieced star blocks on this quick and easy quilt. They’re just SO MUCH fun! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting.
A fun Halloween row quilt for only the most MODERN witches! Herbs, Jack o’Lantern Vines, and Herb Plant Markers are planted on some of the rows, while appliqued borders could easily be done traditionally, or by machine. The piecing is easy, easy, easy! Because of the simple row piecing, it would be really easy to make this quilt larger or smaller! The pattern is for hand embroidery with colored pencil tinting, some simple applique, and easy piecing.
Whether you choose to frame them or incorporate them into a quilt, her Halloween designs are always the highlight of the show!
Honeybee’s Garden combines exquisite embroidery with stunning pieced borders and English paper-pieced flower garden blocks. Meg, of Crabapple Hill says: Buzzing bees are the heartbeat of every garden. These happy little bees have the perfect home, lots of beautiful flowers, and messages that show them the love every day.
Quilt finishes 38 1/2″ x 38 1/2″
A summery little dish towel is just what the doctor ordered right now! The perfect little project to fill a summer afternoon, it’s great for beginners and just plain juicy!! There’s also a great little recipe for the yummiest Strawberry Shortcake imaginable!
Embroidered block measures 7″ x 7″
Sweet, fragrant flowers adorn this 8″ x 5″ needlebook, with a little reminder of what it’s used for stitched right on the front too. The embroidered charm closure adds just a little bit more floral charm!
Don’t you just love handwork in summer? The patterns are due to arrive in the warehouse the first week in July so place your orders now.
But, here is a sneak peak at what is coming this Fall! Meg has written a book with Martingale!
You can order it now – because you know you are going to love it! I can’t wait to see all of the projects hidden inside…..
Many shops feature Featherweight Clubs or have customers that love them. This new pattern by Laura Heine will have all of those customers smiling! It is due to arrive next month – and is the perfect intro class to this technique if you haven’t already tried it!
Meg Hawkey has recreated America’s favorite machine in embroidery.
And Sew Steady had created an extension table that has artwork that enhances the machine.
And, then there is the classic book – now in its third edition!
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!
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!
The first pattern in the series – The Girls’ Getaway – Pickup and Trailer by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio is in the top 20 patterns so we KNOW your customers are waiting for the second installment – Clawfoot Tub. This pattern is due to arrive next week – just in time for your summer events.
Both patterns are a part of a mystery quilt that will be presented in 6 pieces over the next several months. There will be 5 patterns containing embroidered panel patterns, and one pattern with piecing instructions to complete the quilt.
The floss requirements are listed on the back of the pattern on the website. Why not order everything and kit it? Your customers will be glad you did!
Many of you – including me – love everything designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Designs and have already started the Salem Witches Quilt Guild panel series.
Drumroll please…….the final pattern in the series which explains how to put it all together will be arriving this month! This pattern includes the instructions for the blocks used in the sashings and borders used to complete the quilt top.
And, to celebrate this release, the Witches decided to end the meeting with show and tell. This pattern is a stand alone which can be made to coordinate with this quilt.
When the first three patterns ARE all in the top 20, you know these are going to be in high demand. And after those who didn’t commit in the beginning see this, they will want them ALL so order accordingly!
Just in time for summer, Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill has designed some new patterns that bring back memories of childhood summers.
Remember those trips to the A & W root beer stand – and getting gallon jugs of your favorite brew? What child didn’t have a lemonade stand – or loved homemade lemonade at the fair? Or the adult drink by the pool???
For those who love ALL things embroidery, Boho Sweet is just for you. The designs in this wall hanging were taken directly from her newest fabric line – Sundress by Red Rooster. Either trace the designs from the pattern or cut them from the fabric and embellish to your heart’s content! Item #CAH288 Retail $12.00
This new fabric line is just plain happy! This design is featured in the pattern above. Item #25832-LTORG1 Item #25830-YEL1
To see the complete line, visit out website: Sundress – these fabrics will make you smile!