Pieced Picture Patterns

For use with freezer paper pattern pieces. Trace the reverse pattern (included) onto the dull side of freezer paper. Then: cut out the freezer paper pieces, iron to reverse side of fabric, cut out with a rough 1/4″ seam, mark the seam, pin pieces and sew. Detailed instructions included, along with two copies of the right-side up pattern: pin your cut pattern pieces to one, and keep the other aside for reference. ($20 each)

Daylily (thread-painted pistils & stamen)
Daylily (hand-embroidered pistils & stamen)

Miss Lucy Cat

The Bubbles (landscape)
The Bubbles (Landscape): Summer

THread Painting

Thread Painting 101: Autumn Leaf

Learn how to make incredibly realistic thread-painted images using your sewing machine, embroidery foot, and thread. Kit includes detailed instructions, color reference photo, and color image of Leaf printed on fabric. You supply Steam-a-Seam 2, plain fabric, batting, thread, and sewing machine capable of free-motion stitching. ($20)

Autumn Leaf

Pieced Patterns

Star Rise in the Global Village

Originally designed as a fund-raising quilt for Rising Star Quilters of Arlington, MA, Star Rise paid homage to that guild’s unusually diverse membership, incorporating fabrics from Africa, India, Indonesia, and Japan, as well as the United States, to communicate the idea of a global village, beautiful because of its variety. Made up of Rising Star, Ohio Star, 54-40 or Fight Star (in two sizes), Tree variations, and House blocks joined with improvisational piecing. Directions included for each block and for the improv piecing.

Layouts included for full size quilt (83″ x 95″ shown), lap quilt (50″ x 60″), wallhanging (30″ x 36″), and pillow (16 1/2″ x 17 1/2″).

30+ pages, available in print or pdf. $25

Star Rise in the Global Village