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 craftmanship. 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 purchse 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.
Just below all these words is a picture of the latest in the Simply (my) Flowers series - I so love violets. This one is the second version - I wanted to see how it would look on a pale background. I thought I was going to replace the dark one - not so. Will now offer them both.
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 2013 is moving along so quickly! The new Tiger Lily is doing well and I am very happy about that. Now have more fabric so I can restock those kits. There is a picture of the 'model' at the bottom of this page. You will find the pattern and kit in the browser menu(it's part of the Nearly Nouveau Series) to the left at the top of this page. It is not a 'circle' design - a renegade! Like the Fuchsia. ^_^ The kits contain commercial fabric hand dyed by Tammy, so not available 'on the market'. And there is another new NN design as well!! A hibiscus. This one is larger, like the Black Eyed Susan, with a 12" circle and 18" finished block. And Tammy did a very special dye job for me, so those kits are also 'special'. ^_^ Just click on Nearly Nouveau Kits to see them both.
Shows are doing better this year and that's a very good thing. Besides van repairs I also found out my precious little Sophie dog has diabetes! :( She is doing ok - and so am I, doing the injection thing. She also has something called "Cushings Disease" - not good, and the source of the hair loss and drastic change in her hair in every way - as well as the diabetes. It looks like the diabetes is finally about under control. However, it has now taken its toll and she is blind. :( We are coping. I am continuing to pray and hold the intention that she improves and stays with me for several more years.
I am actually very encouraged by the shows this year and the success brings a level of peace to everyday life that I must admit is most welcome! I have a break in the action right now - just back from Santa Rosa and don't leave again until end of the month when I head up into Oregon for a show in the town of Sandy, which is not too far from Portland. First on my list is a little house cleaning and then hoping I can be inspired to create something new - so, stay tuned. ^_^ This year that tiger lily plant is already about as tall as I and has not yet even produced a bud - tho I think I can today see the beginnings of a couple. Perhaps I will post some pictures of it as it progresses. There are 2 smaller ones that might also bloom - and then there is the patch of 15-20 baby plants!! Those won't bloom for a year or two, but soon it will be very colorfully beautiful in my garden even late into summer. yea!!
As you may have noticed, there are 2 new categories in the menu up there. One is simply a 'new look' - that is, I have used Hand Dyed fabrics from my good friend Tammy. You can find a link to her page way at the bottom of this page. The first group of samples I did were fused - once I got the idea/inspiration I couldn't wait to see how they would look. The result of those is a Collaboration piece that is available thru both Tammy and me. The actual sample is in her booth, but you can purchase the kit in mine as well. (and here!) We put together a really great deal - you get 6 patterns and all the fabrics (including binding!) for just $54!!! I have also done a little 4-block wallhanging using one of my easiest designs. The colors used represent the 4 seasons. You can check it out below. The kit for that one also includes all the fabrics and the pattern is included "FREE". Oh, if you choose to add a narrow inner border - and I would suggest you do - you will have to add that one. I thought you'd like to pick which color you accent. OR, you could do them as individual finished blocks and use them to cover the top of the ugly insurance company calendar. ^_^The picture of that one is just below, and the collaboration quilt is also down there. Plus a picture (way below) of the very first fused sample I did. Then there are the new individual kits found on the page using the little menu at upper left of this page - just choose Hand Dyed Kits.
The second one is La Petite and what I talked about up higher on this page. ^_^
Violet on pale green
Here's a picture of the Collaboration Quilt - kinda cool, I think. ^_^
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.
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