Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Pattern...April Showers



Just a quick update for now. Wish I could write more...but I'm writing instructions for several patterns today. Technical writing doesn't come easy to me....it's like pulling teeth. Ask anyone who edits my work and they will let you know I need plenty of editing. (Right Edie and Kent?) They're ignoring me .... I give them enough grief.

I wanted to give my source for the chenille trim. www.quiltersstation.com
I'm sure you can find it other places and I'm always glad to pass on other sources....but this is the only one I have right now. Thought you might also like to see the trim sewn on a simple pincushion. The pincushion fabric is from Nell's Flower Shop and was one of our sampler prints. I'm sure it's long gone from quilt shops by now though. This is actually the back of the pincushion and was photographed to show the sampler fabric. The front of the pincushion was pieced and you can see a bit of it underneath the sampler print.

Alissa has sent me the promised chart for you. (Posting on April 4th) My husband will help me get it uploaded on the web-site tonight. So you will be able to download it tomorrow.

Our latest stocking pattern, April Showers has been released to our distributors. They will have it tomorrow and will begin shipping to store owners. I love this series by Barb. Each stocking is a quick stitch and they are so sweet!

Until later dear friends!

Alma

18 comments:

  1. These are really darling! Thanks for sharing the photo early. I will be looking forward to getting this one!

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  2. Alma, I have a question for you. On the bottom of the new Peacock pincushion, it looks like you've used quilting fabric on the bottom of the piece, rather than more of the gingham fabric. Am I seeing that right? If so, can you tell me what fabric you used? Thanks!!!!

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  3. Hi Michelle,

    I had to give Barb a call she can't remember and will have to check it tonight. I know it isn't a prequilted fabric. I'm almost sure it is one of the alphabet prints we have designed for Moda fabrics....will have to let you know tonight.

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  4. I have 10 yds of Chenille trim coming to me. Thank you for the source.......Cant wait to use it on the Peacock.......Amy

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  5. Oh I am loving the stocking patterns!! They are so much fun.

    I'm on my way to Utah this weekend and will be taking my 2008 Loose Feathers and Mystery Sampler to Jill Rensel for framing. Can't wait to see what she has in store for them. I'll post them on my blog when I get them back from Jill.

    You two have a great and safe trip to Paris!! Oooo la la !!

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  6. Oh my! I love it!!! The new stocking chart, that is. :D I'm collecting them all -- now I just need to sit down and stitch them! Thanks for the link to the source of the chenille trim -- I'd better bookmark that.

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  7. I LOVE your stockings. I have the first three charts and have been paitently waiting for this one! Thank you so much for these beautiful designs! Meagan

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  8. Dear Alma,

    I just found you blog few days ago.
    I really like your designs, I have stitched some.
    Thank you for all beautiful designs!

    Regards from Hungary,
    Nina

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  9. I was waiting for this chart! Thank you:)

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  10. Barb's stocking are really so sweet, I 've already stitched some of them, this latest one is gorgeous.Have a great days in France, I would like to come and visit you...Thahnk you for sharing your sampler picture.

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  11. Thanks for showing the new chart, it's lovely!

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  12. Your new chart is really cute. I am so glad you are blogging now. It's fun to get to see some of your new things.

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  13. Thanks, Alma! I thought it was probably one of your Moda fabrics, but I'd love to know which one! Thanks to you and Barb for checking. I'm going to start stitching this one tonight.

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  14. Alma, hi there,
    I've only just found your blog guided here by a dear friend. I think we must be part of your older generation fanbase - we were Stitchalonging your designs when I lived in Cyprus (sadly, in a past life !!) :>)

    Your designs just go from strength to strength. I love these little stockings. The April designs couldn't sum up this fickle month better.
    Warm wishes and thanks. Angela
    www.picturetrail.com/angelasweby

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  15. I have been on the look out for that trim, thanks!

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  16. I'm so excited to see the new stocking designs. I've stitched up one of each of the 9 charts! They are lovely and quick to finish. Thanks for the sampler chart. Have a great time in France! Will definitely try to finish in time for the contest. :)

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  17. I just love all the monthly stocking. The designs are so sweet.

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