Mystery Revealed!

Hi Everyone!

It’s been a while since I wrote, but things have been hopping here in the studio!

The good news is that the Rowing By Hand Mystery is finished.   A BIG thank you for those of you that joined me in the last mystery I’ll be doing.  I’m in love with my quilt and hope you are, too!

Here is the big “reveal” to those you that couldn’t join us.

Rowing By Hand finished quilt.

I hope you had as much fun making it as I did in designing it!  Be sure to post your finished tops in the “Stitching with Cindy Blackberg” Facebook page.

Happy Stitching!

3″ Churn Dash

It is here!  I’ve been working away this summer on the new 3″ Churn Dash blocks.  They are so easy to make and so stinkin’ cute you are going to love them!!!  The blocks finish to 3″ and are so simple to hand piece.

3 stamps in package

3″ Churn Dash blocks

You can combine them with the new 3″ Sawtooth Star set and/or the classic 3″ Lemoyne Star set.  Make a sampler or an easy medallion around one of your favorite applique blocks.  Use the 3″ Large Triangle to set them if strippy is your style!  Or use the Tall Triangle for a fabulous border!  They were designed to fit together!

Order your stamps here today!


Sunburst Glory!

Hi everyone!

It has been an extremely busy month at the studio!  With the August issue of AP&Q featuring my stamps, I can hardly keep up.  I still have many orders to fill, so if you are waiting, please be patient.  It has been a question of ordering enough stamps and ink.  I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to ship out as fast as I normally do.  But it looks like the backlog will be mailed out late next week, I hope!

If you are having trouble ordering on Paypal, email me privately and I can either send you an invoice on Paypal or you can send me a check.  Email me for details.  (I can’t take phone orders, sorry.)

If you didn’t see the sunburst quilt, here is my picture:

Sunburst Quilt made with Sunburst stamps and Tall triangle stamp.

Close up of the Quilting

I can’t seem to get this design out of my head or away from my fingers!  Here is the original Sunburst Quilt I made.  (This is the pattern included with the stamps.)

Sunburst quilt with embroidered border.

I just received a couple pictures from a fabulous needle woman, Susie B.  (You’ve seen her work on my Pinterest Page under “other people’s quilts made with template stamps.”)

And here she is in this cute picture!

Susie basting her quilt.

And her quilt! (I can’t wait to see it finished!)

Susie’s Sunburst

I hope these quilts will inspire you to get out your Sunburst stamps and start piecing your quilt this summer.  (Rowing by Hand Mystery gals, hint, hint, guess what is coming next?)

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!

Rowing by Hand row 5

I sent out your 5th row a little early because of the mistake I made in row 4, step 5.  You make 9 stars, not 6.  The stamping, cutting and picture are correct.  Your row should look like this:

Row 4.  Make 2 rows of 9 stars.

Okay, now for the funny part… In my haste to send out the revised sheet for row 4 and the new sheet for row 5, I had 2 leftover row 5 sheets.  So one of you out there will be getting 2 revised row 4 sheets and not a current row 5.  If you contact me through my email, I’ll be sure to get the missing copy out to you.  We will play “Where is Waldo” on this one.  I’ll send out your current row 5 as soon as I know.  Sorry about that!  Short of opening up all the envelopes, this is the best I can do.

This month is the Dresden Plate row!  You’ll be getting your mail out later this week along with some reusable precut heavy duty 1″ circles.  (A gift from me to speed you on your way!)

I did a blog post when the Dresden Plate stamp came out and you can view it here.  (It is under tips on my website.  Just scroll down to Dresden Plate.)

Be sure to continue to post your pictures on our “Stitching with Cindy Blackberg” Facebook page.  This has been a great group with lots of support!

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!

Coming in the August AP&Q magazine

Hi everyone!

I just got the preview pictures of my new “Handmade Medallion” quilt that will be featured in the August issue of Better Homes and Garden’s American Patchwork & Quilting.

Here is the cover so you can recognize the issue when it appears in your favorite quilt shop or retail store.

August cover used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting®, ©2018 Meredith Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

Here is the picture of my quilt as it appears in the magazine:

Photo used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting®, ©2018 Meredith Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

I used the Sunburst Set of Stamps and the Tall Triangle to make this quilt.  Order your stamps and you’ll be ready to hand piece your own version.

Photo used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting®, ©2018 Meredith Corporation, All Rights Reserved.

Included in this issue is a great article on hand piecing using the stamps, so won’t want to miss it!

Be sure to look for your copy at your favorite newsstand after June 5th.

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!

Changes are a comin’!

Hi everyone!

I’ve been on vacation and visiting my new stamp vendor!  I’ve had a really wonderful 30 year relationship with my former stamp supplier, Jay.  He ran a family business along with his mom and pop.  Jay got my stamps to me quickly and efficiently.  When he retired recently he turned to a larger company that he had done business with many times, Holmes Custom.  Still a family business but with many more employees.  I enjoyed my tour of their “state of the art facilities” and met with some of the people that will be making my stamps.

My new liaison, Stephen.

I was fascinated by the manufacturing process.  My stamps will now be cut with a laser.

Laser cut synthetic rubber.

The rubber is more eco-friendly and gray!

Still mounted on reforested hardwood.

I’m in transition right now waiting on my designs to be uploaded and ready to access, so I’m out of a few of my designs, but they are due to arrive in 2 weeks.  I appreciate your patience!  I will send out your orders as soon as I can.

Stephen and Matt, two very helpful employees.  Stephen is working on uploading my designs.

I was able to test out a few of my stamps and the cushioning is still the same, the rubber will last as long as my old stamps and still mounted with on the wood exactly the same way.  AND, the prices will stay the same!  That is good news!

So, only one more thing to say…

Morning Glory Quilt

Hi Everyone,

I can’t tell you how excited I am to have another one of my favorite quilts to appear in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilt!  The quilt is called “Morning Glory” and features hand quilting, hand embroidery, and hand piecing.

Here is the cover of the magazine so you can’t miss it when it comes out at your favorite quilt shop or newsstand.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

And here is the quilt.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

You are going to LOVE this issue…  They feature my handwork with stunning close up pictures.

And of course, I used my stamps to hand piece my quilt.  I used the new 3″ sawtooth star set of stamps along with the 3″ large triangle.  For the embroidery, I used the Cindy Blackberg Collection of Valdani perle cotton.  Be sure to order your supplies today and pick up your copy of the magazine available after April 3rd.

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!

A new video on hand piecing is now available

I’ve created a new video on how I hand piece.
This video is hand piecing hexagons, but the same techniques can be applied to any blocks.
This video will be especially helpful for those working on my Rowing by Hand Mystery.

Here is the video, but it can also be found on my Tips page under Free Projects and Tips.

New Stamp Set!

Many of you know it takes a lot of time and effort into making a template stamp set.  The new 3″ Sawtooth Star set is no exception.  I had the stamp set made up over a year ago.  To say, I love this set is an understatement!

3″ Sawtooth Star Set

This set is amazing and will combine easily with the 3″ Large Triangle stamp that you probably already own.

3″ Large Triangle

(You can also use the 3″ Large Triangle with the 3″ Lemoyne Star set.)

I’m premiering this new set before April 1st when my new quilt appears in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  I can’t reveal that quilt yet, just sayin’ you are going to want the magazine and this stamp set along with the 3″ Large Triangle to make my design.

Here is the simple quilt design I included in the stamp package:

3″ Sawtooth Star quilt

These stamp set will also combine with the “Cracker Box” B stamp to make this arrangement:

Use the cracker box triangle for another version.

3″ Sawtooth Star Close Up

Order your stamp set here before the rush in April!

Until next time,

Happy Stitching!