Applique Patterns for Hand or Machine
For free hand applique' pattern tips see link near bottom of this page. I recently added a second page with some details for actually doing the stitch. You will also find many unique award winning applique' patterns for quilts and wall hangings, suitable for hand and machine applique within the pages of this site.
Artfully Applique' offers applique' quilt patterns suitable for hand or machine applique'. All of the pattern samples shown are done with traditional needle turn. Some of the kit samples are done with a fusible product, and only because I prefer not to spend all my time making lots of samples of the same design just because the fabric becomes unavailable! All of the flower patterns are my original designs. For many of them I sat in the dirt in my yard/garden to draw. The Ancient Art Series contains my interpretations of various Japanese Family Crest designs. The "In A Word" series also contains only original designs. The later ones are animals and were inspired by the 'attribute' attributed to that animal. There are words about that on the back cover of those.
It is my desire that you find as much joy in completing your applique' quilts as I found in creating applique' patterns for you. I know how precious the gift of time is and how much satisfaction comes from using that time to create beautiful applique' quilts. I strive to give you applique' quilting designs worthy of your craftsmanship. Quality is very important to me and your satisfaction is my top priority. If you ever find any reason to be dissatisfied with any of my products, have suggestions or need advice about completing your applique' quilting project, please write to me.
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After struggling with the whole discount issue for some time, I have chosen to do free shipping instead. Now, if you order $100 or more - there will still be a discount applied - and I thank you a lot! ^_^
The Newest, New Series
I have now created another new series. The newest one is small in every sense of the word. There are 4 designs now. There may be a few more and I don't think many. Then again, ya just never know. ^_^ There's nothing currently 'on my mind'. This series is called La Petite Nearly Nouveau and the designs are a single blossom and couple of leaves - using the full-size Nearly Nouveau patterns from which to choose the 'flower'. Use the link just below to check them out. They will be sold as kits only - except you can purchase all 4 patterns in one package, at a discount. They just won't be available as individual patterns. There are more words on the products page(use the link here or in the browser menu top left of this page) - I will just say here that these are small BUT not 'easy' or for "beginners". There are other options for those within these pages - check that menu. ^_^
All The News That's Fit To Print
High Sierra Quilters has moved to Placerville!!! yea!! They are in the same little strip mall as $$ Store and Grocery Outlet - that's on the East side of town, (heading East) get off Hwy 50 at Schnell School Rd., turn right at end of ramp and left at the 4-way stop just a few yards away. It's about in the middle, between Grocery Outlet and $ Store (at 1444 Broadway). Sooo, if you have been wanting to take a class from me - we can now do that even it it's only you. Just call me. OR Give them a call! 530-622-9990 to request class schedule or a class for yourself!
Next class is 4/24/14
If you wish to place an order and you do not live in USA, please send me an email and we can work out the shipping cost. I haven't figured out how to do that yet, sorry. :(
And the first quarter of 2014 is over!! I don't know about you, but I'm getting a little tired of thinking and speaking about how fast time is going - so that's all I'm going to say about that!!
As for new designs - I have now finished two new ones - both of which have been brewing for a long time. The morning glory was 'in my head' for years! It took some 'figuring out' before I could do it - I'm relatively happy with the results - yes, I am 'hard to please'. ^_^ And now it even comes in two different colors. Tammy did a blue stripe for me and I just finished the new sample. You will find the picture at the bottom of this page. And then there's the Bird of Paradise - now that one is not for sissies!! A lot of long & skinny sharp points! Thank goodness for batiks!! You will find pictures below - they are now fully published and ready for purchasing. I'm happy to report the Bird of Paradise is doing quite well.
I have finished another very easy design for the Simply Flowers series - a Trillium.
By the way, if you participate in Pinterest - I usually post things 'in process' if you are interested in what is to come. There's a link to 'follow' near the bottom of this page.
The other local news is that it finally rained. It was getting very serious out this way! Praying it returns for at least one more time and is 'just right' - not enough to cause mudslides, etc! Our yard has finally turned green again. Made it a little tough on kids' soft/baseball season. They usually start this early because most of the rain has come and gone and it's before it gets too hot. Didn't work out so well this year.
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Just an example of one of the brooches I've also been making. Most of them, including this one, are offered as pendants with the matching necklace included.