I bought a quilting pattern a while ago to make potholders/hotpads and I thought it would be great practice for quilting blocks and it was. I used some of my Spoonflower samples to make some of them. Spoonflower samples for all the pieces used in the one above. This hourglass pattern stumped me a bit and I had to stay calm and get the seam ripper out :) After looking at the design I assumed I knew what to do...I used some of my cabbage rose collection with some commercial fabrics in this one. I liked this pattern, it is very easy and I can handle the two triangle squares on two corners... I used my cabbage rose fabric collection for some of the squares in this one too. These are all that I made. I really liked the log cabin hotpad and used up several scraps and it turned out bright and cheerful. There are a few more patterns in the collection I want to try. Fun new thing for spring!
I am very excited that I finished my "Touching the Autumn Sky" Mirabilia cross stitch pattern over the weekend. Whew, took a long time. I can't even remember when I started it. I'm looking for just the right frame now. I have completed two of Mirabilia's patterns in my cross stitching career, the other one is "Under the Friendship Tree". I really like her patterns of children. I have started the letter "C" of her letters series, however I am using Weeks Dye Works flosses instead of Crescent Colors. Looking forward to see how that turns out.
My new hand embroidery book is now available! It has lots of patterns to embroider for children. An alphabet series to make into a quilt, a quiet book, or toys. Lots of animals from farm animals to fish. Storybook style patterns, too.