Saturday, October 22, 2011

… By My Hand


For the first of the new designs, here is one that seemed to fall together all by itself . . . like it was supposed to be.

. . . It first started with my ever growing love of stitchery samplers.

. . . Then I saw the new Lecien fabric line 'Mrs. March's Basic'. . .(sigh) & it was love at first sight. 
(Seriously. . . if I were a quilt shop owner, I would order a bolt of every single fabric in that line!)

. . . & then, after some research into some old samplers (especially ones made by younger girls,. . . I love those the most!), it was, honestly, simply a bunch of fun & play putting everything together.

So, here is my version of a stitchery sampler - a quilters version . . . 

'By My Hand'.


. . . first there is the alphabet (a mix of embroidery & simple fusible applique)


. . . then, there had to be some acorns. . . (of course!)

. . . & then some favorite sampler elements. . . 

. . . then row by row, it all comes together. . .

'By My Hand' is 40" x 52", & the pattern will be available around mid November. (I will have it up on the website right after the first of November & will be taking pre-orders so that we can start shipping these as soon as they arrive from the printer.

If you are attending Quilt Market this next week in Houston -  you will be able to see 'By My Hand'  & the info for the quilt in the Lecien booths. 

So there you have 'By My Hand'. . . by my hand. I hope you like it! I know that this one will be hanging in my studio. . . for a long, long time.

Bren


19 comments:

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Bren:
As a cross stitch sampler designer - and now a quilter, I am completely smitten with your new design. It's beautiful!
xoxo
Donna

Darlene said...

I enjoy x-stitch so I've made my share of samplers over the years. You know how much I enjoy embroidery but I haven't made an embroidered sampler - hmmmm - must remedy that soon. But a quilt sampler - be still my heart - it's drop dead gorgeous, Brenda.

Thimbleanna said...

I LOVE it Brenda -- it's gorgeous. The colors are so pretty -- I can't wait to see it in real life!

Rosa said...

Love,love, it`s absolutely wonderful!

Sue said...

Wow. I love it! It's quite gorgeous and you are right about the fabric too. Very nice!

Anne said...

Wow Bren, uou've got a real winner there. It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see it in person. Can't wait to see you too!

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh my goodness! I'm not kidding when I say that this brought tears to my eyes! It is amazing, truly amazing. Is there any chance of offering kits? I wish I could see it in person. Wow! Great job!

Vicky said...

That is totally gorgeous! Will definitely have to get that pattern!

Erin in MI said...

Oh my gosh Bren! This quilt just speaks to me :) I'm an avid cross-stitcher as well as quilter, so I'm very familiar with stitched samplers, but this quilted one is just plain beautiful. I love it!!! I will definitely have to order the pattern from you :)

Anne Sutton said...

Wow Bren, can't wait to see this one at market. Anne B sent me over to look and I think it's the best you've ever done. It is a wonderful quilt! Congratulations!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Really lovely Brenda. Can't wait to see it in real life.
Xo

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Breathtaking...
Hugs
Jenny
xx

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Don't think I'll be able to see it in person, but I can tell you Bren that it is an incredible design!! Wow!

Ina said...

It's beautiful! ;0

Tatkis said...

It is so sweet and cute! Colours are lovely!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Very beautiful!

Auntie Pami said...

Oh Bren, it is lovely. If I could order one of every bolt, I would! I really like this. So glad to see needlework coming back! I love quilting, but I miss stitching...

Jacquelynne said...

Brenda- It is Gorgeous and I can't wait to see it in person!

mascanlon said...

Oh its just lovely! Another quilt for my to-do list but I can see it moving right up to the top!

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