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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Redwork berries have historical roots

Redwork berries have historical roots

Redwork is pretty popular right now, and it’s a perfect illustration of everything old being new again. Its roots go pretty far back in the “gentle arts”. As the Victorian ladies in Europe searched high and low to decorate their homes, they adopted Turkey Work from the Americans. Turkey Red was one of the few […]

Red and White Celebration Lap Quilt

Red and White Celebration Lap Quilt

In this lap quilt, Lynn Swanson explores the stunning designs on each of the blocks using the Brother Entrepreneur® Pro X PR1050X Embroidery Machine. She sews and quilts the rest of the lap quilt on the NQ900 Brother Sewing Machine. The 4 patch blocks really tie the blocks together! Read more in our Summer 2017 […]

Flight of Fancy Quilt

Flight of Fancy Quilt

Designed by Deborah Edwards, Flight of Fancy, the latest addition to Artisan Spirit Shimmer is stunning and sophisticated! The collection is offered in three palettes including Autumn, Earth and Lagoon. The featured panel and full width ombre are elegantly depicted and exquisitely detailed. Complementing the panel and ombre are tossed butterflies, dragonflies and feathers. Flight […]

Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl

Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl

In Great Britain, and some areas of North America, a horseshoe is considered a symbol of good luck. An ornately decorated, fabric horseshoe is often given to a bride to carry down the aisle at her wedding. This symbol inspired me to create the Double Horseshoe Wedding Shawl. It has double the luck, because not […]

Celebration Tulip Cowl

Celebration Tulip Cowl

To honour Canada’s 150th birthday, a special maple leaf-inspired tulip was unveiled in Ottawa May 2016, which in turn inspired many Canadian last fall to plant these special bulbs to join the celebration. Although I’ve only seen the Maple Leaf Tulip in pictures, I too was inspired to reflect it in my knitting. Read more […]

Canada 150 Dreams Quilt

Canada 150 Dreams Quilt

The nine-patch block has been around for hundreds of years and is one of the reasons I chose to use it for this quilt to commemorate Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. I also chose to incorporate an appliqué into the design to highlight the maple leaf, the most recognized and important symbol of Canada, representing unity, tolerance, […]

Bluebird Birth Announcement

Bluebird Birth Announcement

This little birth announcement was designed as a multimedia needlework project with a whimsical touch. You can smock the whole design, work it in cross stitch, embroider the design or combine these techniques for a really unique project. Admittedly you will have to think a bit to convert the graph to another form of needlework. […]

My Canada! Quilted Runner

My Canada! Quilted Runner

Add as many leaves as you wish to this runner. You can make it look like the ground on a beautiful autumn day, or just the very start of the first leaves that fall. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now Designed by Doreen G. Teasdale, Brampton Sew N Serge […]