Block 7 - Free Pattern

Saturday, November 7, 2009
I'm about to upload the What is Love free pattern, Block 7, to the web ... but more about that in a moment.

First I want to show you what I completed this week. I LOVE embroidering roses and I've really enjoyed the process of producing this design:


The inspiration for the colours came from, of all places, our local discount store!!! The girls there have quite a flair for presentation and one day I walked in and saw this stunning display of raspberry and purple towels. Of course, my first thought was, I have to use those colours together in a design!

Here's some more snippets:





What do you think of the colours?
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I've had a number of requests and enquiries about the Etui, so I'll try to answer them all at once. The pattern will be published in the next edition of Creating Country Threads, Vol 10 No 4 Gift-giving issue. Unfortunately they gave me the date of Nov 4th as the publication date, but that turned out to be Vol 10 No 3, so my apologies to those who bought the magazine and did not find the Etui in there! I would expect that the issue will be on the shelves either in the last week of November or the first week in December. For those who are unable to obtain this Australian magazine, I will make the pattern available for purchase.

Here's what the Etui looks like open, with four little pockets and a pin cushion to hold your sewing accessories.



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Now, back to the "What is Love?" BOM. This month, it is "Love always perseveres". Hmmm, don't always feel like persevering with someone who just can't get their act together ..... that requires some more work!


This is the second last block in this design. In January there will be a couple more templates to complete the stitching in the design and I plan to give you the pattern for making it up into something other than a quilt or a wall-hanging, but I'm not giving away any secrets yet!

This month we passed a special milestone with the BOM, so I'm planning a give-away to celebrate! Keep watching as I hope to get it organised within the next week!

And finally... here's where you can download the pattern.

Happy stitching!
Val