Scrappy Squares Needlepoint Quilt is a quilt portrait needlepoint. I love patchwork and quilts but don’t have the sewing ability to make them. Therefore, using quilts as my inspiration I turn them into needlepoint. Many of my free projects on this blog, as well as ebooks and club projects draw on this rich store of boldly graphic designs. This design is based on squares that are multiples of each other. That’s easy to do in needlepoint with Box Stitches. A Mosaic Stitch is twice the size of a Tent Stitch. A Scotch Stitch over 4 threads is twice the size if a Mosaic Stitch. A bigger Scotch (or in this case a Mosaic in a Diagonal Gobelin border) is twice the size of the first Scotch. Knowing this you can mix and match squares to create a lively design. This quilt uses all solid colors. If you chose to use
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Originally posted 2009-12-18 07:10:02. Republished by Blog Post PromoterThe days after Christmas are often doldrums for needlepointers. You’ve gotten all your Christmas projects done. You didn’t get any needlepoint for Christmas, and you are too tired to start something new. Why not look forward to the new year by planning some year-long projects. About.com has announced two. Here’s what they say about them. The first series is the Flavor of the Month Club and is based on ice cream on a stick. At the beginning of each month, a pattern will be posted featuring a design based on the following month (so you’ll be working a month ahead). This series will start December 1st with the “flavor” for January. At the end of the year, you’ll have 12 nifty ice creams on sticks that can be displayed in a bucket. This will really be a fun series! The second series
Originally posted 2011-03-20 07:14:55. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Liz Morrow has added four new Bargello patterns to her site. Vegas Nights, delightful in reds, was blogged stitched by her, so you could follow her progress. White Noise, a monochrome project, features three different patterns. The first monochrome Bargello I did was white, so I’m excited to try this one. Hen & Chickens hasn’t been seen before and combines regular and diagonal Bargello with a lovely (and simple) shaded four-way background. Prickly Pear shows how great Bargello can be as a background when combined with the wonderful charted needlepoint cactus. All are available with a PayPal cart on the first page of her Bargello section. For an additional fee, you can also have them printed and mailed
For lovers of Bargello Needlepoint there can be nothing finer than new projects. That there are four lovely ones is even better. The four have two groups of small projects (crackers and hearts) and two larger projects, including the one on the cover of the most recent Needlepointers. Even better there is a charming free design of a fish. You can find them all on her Bargello & Needlepoint 2 page
Are you looking for a way to make ornaments that look sophisticated, use your stash threads but that can be finished quickly? Look no further than 14-count plastic canvas and the wealth of quilt designs. This Spoolies Plastic Canvas Needlepoint Quilt Ornament is a perfect introduction to this much-overlooked material and to the wealth of great quilt designs. It’s part of the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop. My grandmother was a seamstress and I remember loving all the wooden spools of brightly colored thread at her home. This quilt reminds me of her. It’s based on a free quilt pattern from Humble Bee Buzzings. I lightened both the spool ends and the background. 14-count plastic canvas is easily found at most craft shops. It comes in 8.5 x 11 inch sheets usually in white and clear. Either can be used although clear works slightly better for the front and white for
This ornament is based on Christmas quilts which have large trees made up of triangular patches of many different kinds of green fabric. A trunk of brown is added along with white and red borders. The green threads should be mostly solid or variegated with only slight changes in color. Tweeded threads add interest while not changing color. This ornament works up very quickly and makes an unusual decoration for the tree. To make the ornament you will need: 1 card Rainbow Gallery Backgrounds “Natural Silk” (BG1) 5 different green threads from your stash 1 shade brown yarn in a matte color 1 skein red variegated yarn 18 mesh canvas canvas 4″ x 6″ Begin about 1.5″ from the left side of the canvas. Following the ornament picture for color choice, make the bottom row of triangles. All the triangles are five stitches; the smallest size below. Once the bottom
Originally posted 2009-06-21 06:36:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Remember our stash-busting needlepoint challenge this month? I wanted to bring you up-to-date on my progress and plans. I decided I wanted it to look like stained glass, so I’m using one of my favorite colors of Kreinik, Gunmetal (025HL) for the outline. I love the way it looks like the lead in stained glass. I’m about 2/3′s done with the outline and have finished off one spool of the metallic. It will probably use all of the second spool. My original plan was to use just scrap threads in many colors, but my DH told me he liked the smaller pool of colors in the original chart. So I’ve changed my thinking. I had already pulled out violets, blue-violets, and grays for another project, so I’m going to use that restricted palette. I also looked at the chart, it uses
Originally posted 2010-02-08 07:39:32. Republished by Blog Post PromoterOver the weekend Denise at Craft Gossip published a post of free needlepoint designs. You know I’m crazy about her round-ups of free projects, which she publishes often. Usually needlepoint charts are listed among the other charts, so this is a rare opportunity to indulge in the wonderful talent and generosity out there. There are also lots of whole stitch cross stitch charts (which can be stitched as is in needlepoint). I’m particularly fond of the mosaic motif in the previous post. But there are tons of great ideas in that post (A is for Apple, that great rooster) and in the Valentine’s motifs, she’s been posting all week. If you’re in need of a little pick-me-up, especially in light of the recent snow storm, take a look and give yourself a present. In fact, I’m going off to print a bunch
Originally posted 2004-01-14 14:57:01. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPamela H. Gardner In the more than thirty years I have been doing needlepoint, I have seen few projects which pack as much learning into them as this quilt sampler. And I have seen even fewer books which present materials and options as clearly and completely as this one. “Molehill” is a study in both stitch variation and color. Each of the six blocks covers variations of one or two stitches, with 7 or eight variations used to represent the different fabrics in the block. Each block also uses a different color scheme. By working each of the blocks, the stitcher will not only learn many stitches, but will also cover a complete color course. Three different color options are presented in the book. One is based on a solid color of floss and uses all floss for the design. Helpful charts
Personal Plaids, often called birthday plaids, use a name for the stripe sequence in one direction and a date for the sequence in the other direction. Why not use this technique to create a birthday plaid for the United States? To create a great design that could be a lovely boxtop, I added initials and put the whole thing into an outline of the US. Add a simple gold T Stitch background and you have a delightful project. To create this design you will need: 18-mesh mono white needlepoint canvas 9″ x 11″ 1 skein each your choice of thread in red, white and blue (I used Silk & Ivory) 1 spool Tapestry (#12) gold metallic thread 1 spool Fine (#8) gold metallic thread Pigma Micron (extra Fine tip) marker to trace outline gold marker suitable for fabric to trace letters Step-by-step Instructions Trace the outline (click to see full
Spare a thought for the terrible plight of needlepoint bloggers and shopowners. We see all the new products, sometimes even weeks before they are released anyplace else. But there is no way that we can stitch everything we see that we would like. New needlepoint products get me excited, so I want to share them with you. Elizabeth Bradley has some exciting news. First off she has a new series of small kits for kids. The colors are light and cheerful. They are 6″ square and come complete with canvas, threads, needle and chart card. They have also expanded their line of tapestry wool to include some brighter and more modern colors. THere are now 363 colors available in 10-yard cards and 60-yard hanks. DebBee’s Designs has added a Gold design to their popular Glitz & Glamour line. It’s laid out to look like stacked gold ingots. It uses Kreinik
Originally posted 2010-08-29 07:27:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Liz Morrow has just come out with two delightful and innovative Four-way Bargello patterns. Butterflies, pictured above, has Ten Stitched animals with a wavy border in neutrals. Twelve Days of Christmas, pictured below, is bright and modern in holiday colors. Both are available to purchase as PDFs of hard copies directly from Liz’s site. Scroll down to find them
Although it’s designed to go on 18-count evenweave fabric, you could easily adapt this design to colord 18-mesh canvas. It features four shades of DMC’s Color Variations thread. Get the entire piece on-line: Central medallion Borders Just these two parts and you’re done!
Originally posted 2010-05-30 07:04:02. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This bold needlepoint Bargello cell phone case is designed to hook on your belt. It’s the free pattern in the quarterly newsletter from Ziva Needlepoint. Ziva’s designs have a clean contemporary style and are geometrics based on historic design periods. They design needlepoint accessories for the home and for you and I’m bowled over by how wonderful the designs are. In addition to the lovely designs on the site, you will also find information about finishing many of the items. The designs come as hand-painted canvas with a guide to the amounts and colors of wool needed, a needle, and instructions for finishing the project. There is also a free bracelet design, Anatolie, done in Basketweave available from the first newsletter. A big shout out to Denise from Craft Gossip and Althea from Bargello Needlepoint for pointing this out to me
Originally posted 2009-12-14 17:44:36. Republished by Blog Post Promoter While Judaism has a long tradition of fine needlework, it’s not often I find great Judaic patterns available free on the Web. Thanks two Denise over at Craft Gossip for writing about this wonderful Torah scroll in its case on Craft Stew. I can see it made fancy by using two shades of gold metallic for the edges, Very Velvet in a textured stitch for the scroll case, and maybe Whipped Chain Stitch for the letters. Such a delightful piece!