Jubilee Free Sampler Project – Needlepoint Plaid

Needlepoint plaid block, copyright 
Napa Needlepoint

This week we finish up the middle column of blocks with Shoofly. It goes next to Spool to finish up this column. The featured technique is needlepoint plaids. It uses a quilt block called Shoofly, one of the simplest nine-patch blocks. Needlepoint plaids were developed in the Needlepoint Renaissance of the 1970s. The sophistication of [...]

Offset Chevron Bargello Ornament Free Project

Braided Stripe Quilt, copyright Anne & Will

This Offset Chevron Bargello Ornament Free Project is so easy, you’ll start it tonight and have it finished tomorrow. Inspired by a modern quilt, pictured here, diagonal lines of Straight Gobelin change directions along an off-center line. Our design creates a stronger line because all the diagonal rows will start and stop along a straight [...]

Jubliee Free Needlepoint Sampler – Textured Stitches

Sawtooth, copyright Napa Needlepoint

Sawtooth can be found in the middle row below Dolley Madison Star. It uses textured stitches. Textured stitches are one of the real delights of needlepoint. They add interest to your canvas, create different impressions and provide the stitcher with a much more interesting project than simply doing Tent Stitch. When using textured stitches on [...]