I have just arrived home from set up day at AQM so it is time to start sharing with you the new patterns ready to hit the market. Feel free to pass the word on to your local patchwork store.
I think it might be best to show you the new patterns over a series of three days while I am up in Melbourne at Quilt Market, that way you get to see the goodies the same time the stores attending do. I have been in my own pattern writing world getting the new products ready for release so now I can finally share some more handmade goodness with you.
The first new design is called Woodland Village, I have been holding on to this pattern for a little while. It was created around the time I was designing my fabric line for Lecien and you can see where some of the inspiration for the fabric came from with my little 'shroom' village.
Woodland Village features fourteen small embroidery designs (some designs are repeated) and one large scale 'shroom' village though the middle of the quilt - as I type this I have begun stitching the blocks again so I can make the quilt using Woodland fabrics and show you two different colorways.
Here is a close up of a few little houses in the village centre block, with little pot plants on the window sill and flowers 'painted' over the door of each house. I believe the lady birds love these little houses too.
Woodland Village is packaged with iron on transfers so you have all you need to go home and get started on your own version - no need to trace = perfect!
At the time what I thought was a moment of sheer madness, I decided to hand quilt with DMC perle cotton rather than send it off to my quilter. Actually it turned out to be the best decision, very relaxing and the perfect size quilt to finish by hand at 50" x 44"
Pattern: Woodland Village
Includes: Iron on transfers
Fabric: Flower Sugar & Grandmothers Flower Garden / Lecien
Embroidery floss: COSMO
Quilting thread: DMC perle cotton
For any shop owners attending AQM (wholesale market) over the weekend please be sure to come and say hello I would love to meet you - my Cinderberry Stitches designs and Woodland fabric can be seen at both the Creative Abundance and Charles Parsons booths.
Which reminds me, I must pack my camera tomorrow to snap photos of the booth display for you! (with a clean lens this time)