As a young girl I purchased pre-printed pillowcases from a local
five-n-dime store. The images were sweet, quaint, and creatively
stimulating. The colors were beautiful and the embroidery threads
luscious. I enjoyed creating such a project in this FREE Emboidered Pillowcase Pattern with a bit more of a modern flair, and designed it with a holiday theme. The design is so simple, it can be embroidered in a day! Try it, it's free!
The Lasting Legacies Quilt Along is beginning their first block for Connecting Threads first ever Block of the Month this week. It is being constructed from the brand new Lasting Legacies civil war collection. The quilt is made with twelve blocks; two colorways of six different blocks giving the overall look a very scrappy, yet cohesive feel. The project
will be made over a seven month period with the first six months
dedicated to making the blocks and the last month for constructing the
sashing and borders.
The second I saw the pattern for this runner by Me and My Sister Designs, I knew it must come home to live at my home. I had been drooling (not literally--well, most of the time) over our Spring Terrace collection since Jenni first shared her artwork for it. (Disclaimer: I bleed green and yellow; I have been a huge Oregon Ducks fan since birth). I chose similar fabrics from our collection and used our Design Table feature to keep straight which fabric I was subbing for what.
Here, for your quilting pleasure, are two gorgeous quilt projects from our CT archives, reimagined in new collections...
Longtime Connecting Threads customers may remember our Cup Cozy pattern. Well, the pattern, with its instructions for two versions, is back just in time for Week 7 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas celebration! Just for fun, I made new samples with fabrics from the Spring Terrace and Indigo Patchwork collections.