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Rose Garden Sampler

Rose Garden Sampler 28" x 31"

Rose Garden Sampler
28″ x 31″

Originally made as a Block of the Month in 2012, this pattern is now available! The pattern contains 15 blocks that are not included in the “Mini Civil War” sampler pattern, but are the same size. (3 3/4″ finished) The blocks and this quilt were featured in my book “Sampler By Hand” which is sadly out of print. These blocks will allow you to make a larger sampler quilt with the Sawtooth Star set of stamps. (Or you can use the templates in the pattern.) The pattern for the embroidery and all instructions are included.

 

Now available! My newest stamps!

My new 3/4 inch hexagon stamp is the perfect size for all your hexagon projects!

My new 3/4 inch hexagon stamp is the perfect size for all your hexagon projects!

You have been asking for a smaller hexagon for your hexagon projects and here it is! This hexagon is 3/4″ finished size along the sides. It measures 1 3/8″ wide x 1 1/2″ tall. (finished) No more papers to turn your hexagons or whip stitching! These fit together nicely with basic hand piecing. Pressing is a breeze, too. I’ll be posting my new hexie project as I make it up, but these can be used in all your hexagon projects. A very nice portable project!
This new stamp can be found in my online store here: 3/4″ Hexagon Stamp

Little House stamp is PERFECT for little scraps!

Little House stamp is PERFECT for little scraps!

This stamp is perfect for a quick project! It is very easy to piece. I made my sample in 2 evenings! The house measures 1 3/4″ x 2″ wide, finished size. My quilt measures 19″ x 19″. This is a great stamp to use up your small scraps. Wouldn’t it be cute made up with Christmas Fabrics? Or Halloween fabrics?

This new stamp can be found in my online store here: Little House Stamp

Hummingbird Quilt

Hummingbird Quilt

Cute little bow ties!

Cute little bow ties!

The “Hummingbird” Stamp SetThis quilt was so much fun to put together. Stamp out and take the “birds” with you as you travel. They are very easy to piece!
Hummingbird Stamps set is available here!
NEW! Bow Ties! These little 2 1/2″ finished size Bow Ties are sooo very charming, you’ll be making several. Very portable to take with you and so easy to make! Make them into pin cushions, too! Jo Morton gave me the idea to make this stamp and I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.
Purchase them here!

My New Valdani Collection!

Cindy Blackberg Collection

Cindy Blackberg Collection

It’s BACK! The Valdani corporation contacted Cindy about doing a special selection of her favorite colors for embroidery. It is called, “Cindy Blackberg’s Collection” and features the beautiful colors she uses over and over in her embroidery. There are 12 balls per box. Each ball is 100 meters (around 109 yards) and is hand dyed and color fast! The colors in her selection are O519 (grass green), M82 (dark green with brown), O154 (antique gold), M33 (lollipop, blue & purple mix), O86 (grape), O521 (red violet mix), O78 (cranberry), M90 (chocolate), M43 (vivid red), O533 (autumn mix), O506 (orange), and O505 (bright gold).These colors were chosen specifically for their ability to blend with each other. Cindy normally uses more than one color when embroidering the stem stitch. These colors are rich and can be combined in a myriad of ways to achieve that beautiful look. Find them here!

American Patchwork and Quilting June 2014 is featuring my quilt!

I’m proud to announce that the June 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting will be featuring my hand pieced and hand embroidered quilt, “Spoolin’ Around”. This is the cover of the June issue available on April 1st at your local quilt shop or store.

Used with permission from American Patchwork and Quilting® magazine ©2014Meredith Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork and Quilting® magazine ©2014Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

This adorable project was made using my spool template stamps. Here is the picture that is used in the magazine featuring my quilt.

Used with permission from American Patchwork and Quilting ®magazine. ©2014Meredith Corporation.  All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork and Quilting ®magazine. ©2014Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

I’m delighted that the magazine is doing an article on hand piecing, as well! You’ll want to pick up your copy soon!

Supplies I used for my project are (links to my webstore):
Cindy Blackberg’s Collection Valdani Perle Cotton size 12
Chenille Needles (for embroidery)
Richard Hemming Needles (for piecing)
Dogwood Quilting Thread
5″ embroidery hoop
Preinked ink pads (brown or white)
The template stamps I used were the “spool stamp set”