Well... you know that we have to work a little ahead of schedule???? We're almost ready to send this new design, "Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage", to the quilter! Here are bits and pieces of a few of the blocks..........ignore the wrinkles please! It hasn't been pressed yet and the piecing isn't complete. Jan just finished the top block...a long, horizontal block with a line of crows.......and sent it yesterday. I can't WAIT till it arrives!!!!
What would you expect to find in a witch's cottage? Potions, spell books, herbs...hobgoblin earwax....just the normal stuff! LOL!! Also her boots, hat and broom of course!
It seems that Calendula is also an avid embroiderer and quilter..........hmmmm...... I think it would be really easy to give the books and potions your own names to personalize them!!
WOW!!! Do these stitcheries ever need pressing!!!!
They've been tinted using the color crayon technique but I only used brown shades with a few muted colors here and
there to mimic the look of an old photograph that's been hand tinted. It's turned out better than I'd even imagined!
"Calendula Patterdrip's Cottage" will be released in May at Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. I have lots of other things in the works too....I'll show them to you later, I promise!
This week we'll start emailing a newsletter showing you the new patterns for spring! There are six new Valentine Penny Candies and two project bag patterns........I'm LOVING mine!!
I'm so happy to have you join our stitchery club! Stop by whenever you get a chance to just check out what's going on in the studio, share your thoughts or photos of the stitchery projects you're working on, or to download a free pattern. We're going to have so much fun together!!
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