Details about the next #wisecraftstitchalong- Springtime Posey Wool Appliqué Banner
The pattern for our next #wisecraftstichalong, Springtime Posey
Our next #wisecraftstitchalong is beginning soon in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group. For this next one, we will be stitching up the colorful, textural wool appliqué pattern called Springtime Posey Appliqué Banner. The original pattern stitches organic shapes like flowers and leaves to a background fabric which becomes a banner that can be hung on a wall or door. A beautiful pattern to get some good practice adding wool texture over texture, as well as dimensional embroidery stitches. There are endless ways to embellish this piece with hand stitched details. Its also very easy to adapt the pattern to a pillow, or stretch it over a store-bought canvas. (Which is how I plan to do the new version that I will be stitching on air.)
Seeing as its still pretty cold and dark here in Seattle, staying in and stitching in the evening sounds really satisfying. And stitchalongs are fun, because we can all stay home and stitch, but together! Each session is a chance to try out a new technique (or perhaps revisit one you haven’t done in a long time). With this next project, we are continuing the slow/hand stitching trend we’ve been on with all the #wisecraftstitchalongs. I will be stitching all of the wool flowers and details by hand during the scheduled FB Live videos sessions. I will be sharing some embroidery stitches and appliqué techniques I use that may be new to you.
But let’s talk some details about the Springtime Posey Appliqué pattern. First of all, the original inspiration for this pattern is probably unexpected-
Yep that quilt above kind of started it. When I made the Willy Loman Quilt for my book, I fell in love with wool all over again. I’ve worked with it many times before, but I’d gone a long time without working with it. Still collecting it! Just not working with it.
A good sit with some wool appliqué was in order. That’s where the idea for this pattern began, but it was a long time later when I finally got to work on it.
This blog post will serve as the official home base for the stitch along details and will be updated as needed. In the meantime, you may be asking yourself some questions like-
How does a #wisecraftstitchalong work? Well, its casual and pretty simple for us. Through a series of pre-scheduled Facebook Live videos that will take place in the Wise Craft Quilts FB group, I will demonstrate everything about making this project. I’ll show materials, stitch techniques, etc. You can choose to stitch along with me as you watch the videos, or just watch, its up to you. Please keep in mind that if you have questions, you will be able to ask them only during these live video events as a member of the group, so be sure to join (we’re a very fun bunch!) To be notified when I’m live, be sure your notifications are checked
What happens if I can’t watch the live video? These video will also be available for replay if you are a member of the group, so you can watch later (from a desktop, you can choose “Videos” on the left side of the screen choose from there). (At a later time, all the videos will be uploaded to my YouTube Channel.)
But what supplies do I need to do this banner? You will need a copy of the pattern in order to have the templates and instructions. Its available as a PDF download in my shop, on Etsy, and in my Craftsy shop. (Note: This pattern is only available as a downloadable PDF.) The supply list is in the pattern.
Is the schedule of the FB Live videos posted somewhere? Yes, its posted below. I will also be posting events with dates and times within the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group.
What’s the deadline Blair, I need to know!? Usually I say there’s no pressure to finish by a certain day, and that’s also true with this one, but I’m going to add a twist this time-
Finish and upload your finished Posey by April 1st and you’ll be eligible to win a prize! I’ll pick one winner and send them surprise goodies from me!!
#wisecraftstitchalong FB Live Schedule in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group
- Thursday 2/15/18- Today!- at 5:30pm PST (what time is this where I live?) This is the official kick off live video! I will be introducing the project, going over what you’ll need, and how it will work. During this session I will show the limited number of kits** I will be listing for this stitch along, what you’ll get in the kits, and when they will be listed in my shop.
- Thursday 3/1/18 at 5:30pm– Follow along as I’ll be cutting out my shapes and starting to place lay out my design.
- Friday 3/2/18 at 5:30pm– I’ll finish laying out my design.
- Saturday 3/3/18 at 4:30pm– Time to stitch the shapes down to the base fabric. I’ll share how I do it on air.
- Thursday 3/8/18- 5:30pm– I’ll hop on to demonstrate a couple of embroidery stitches.
Friday 3/9/18- 5:30pm– I’ll demonstrate a couple more embroidery stitches you might like to try.
- Monday, 3/12/18- 5:30pm We’ll discuss another stitch or two, and finishing or pieces.
**Please know that a kit is not required to participate in the stitch along, but will be available for those who have requested them.