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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New  "Spool-N-Around"
Applique Tablerunner or Wallhanging

    
"Spool-N-Around was one of New York States favorite 2014 Row by Row patterns. It is now available Country wide in pattern form for both Cotton and Wool Applique. Great pattern to for the country prim decor. The wool sample was stitched in lush Valdani variegated threads.

This pattern is available at many of the shops listed in our blog 
in the left column. 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer



Sunday, October 12, 2014

New  "Thistle Dew"
   Wool Applique Gathering and Shoulder Bag

            

"Thistle Dew" is just perfect to make as a gift or maybe even make two and keep one set for yourself. The pattern includes a Gathering Bag to hang on the wall finished with a twig handle, plus a Shoulder Bag that is just perfect for evening or lunch with the girls after shop hopping all day.   It was designed with lush hand dyed wools on a simple black  background and accented with variegated Valdani thread. Simple embroidery stitching gives this piece that wow effect.

This pattern is available at many of the shops
listed in our blog in the left column. 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer
 New "Snow Kids"
on a Skiing Adventure with Scotty
Wool Applique Wallhanging 11" by 22 

    


Remember Sandie and Sammie Snow last years favorite Wool Applique Snowman patterns? As promised we have added to the series with the "Snow Kids". Along with the Kids; Sonnie and Stanley is the pet dog Scotty. They are on a skiing adventure with even a pair of skis in the background. This piece was created with hand dyed and textured wool. Accent with Valdani Threads.  If you haven't met Sandie and Sammie..scroll down and met them.



"Sandie Snow"
Wool Applique Mat (13" diameter) and Mitten Garland
"Sammie Snow"
Wool Applique Wallhanging 12" by 19.5"
 



These pattern are available at many of the shops
listed in our blog in the left column. 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Fall Oak 'n Berry Wool Applique Pattern Release


New  "Oak'nBerry"
Wool Applique Tablerunner
Finished Size 14" by  21" 

           
    
"Oak 'n Berry" is a perfect table runner for the fall season right through to Thanksgiving. It was designed with lush hand dyed wools on a simple black scalloped shape background and accented with variegated Valdani thread. Simple embrodiery stitching gives this piece that wow effect.
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This pattern is available at many of the shops
listed in our blog in the left column. 

All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer.

Wool Applique Stovepipe Snowman Pattern Tote Bag, Smart Phone Case and Eye Glass Case New 2014 Release

New "Stovepipe Snowman Collection"
3 Patterns in One 

Wool Applique Tote Bag. Smart Phone Case and Eyeglass Case 
 
 
Snowman Lovers will just love this project that includes; a handy tote bag perfect to take along for the day, a handy Smart Phone Case with an extra pocket inside for credit cards or a few needful sewing items, plus a eye case.  Just a perfect gift idea for the snowfolks in your life. Stovepipe Snowman was designed with textured and hand dyed wools. We also used Valdani threads on this project.
 
This pattern is available at many of the shops
listed in our blog in the left column. 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

New Wool Applique Snowman Runner Pattern Snowman Parade


 New "Snowman Parade"
Wool Applique Table Runner or 5 individual projects.
 
   

 
"Snowman Parade" is a versatile pattern that extends the opportunity to use a combination of textured patterns and hand dyed wool for this applique project or use of flannels combined with wool. 
 
This patterns is designed as a long table runner or wallhanging..but is perfect to use individual panels as gathering bags, pillows, or combine panels into individual small accent wallhangings. The pattern comes with easy instructions and fully illustrated step by step instructions.
 
 This pattern is available at many of the shops listed in our blog in the left column. 
 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer.


 
Here is just a sampling of other Snowman Patterns we offer...
 
  
"Sandie Snow"
Wool Applique Mat (13" diameter) and Mitten Garland
"Sammie Snow"
Wool Applique Wallhanging 12" by 19.5"
  
"Krispy Snowdays"
Wool Applique Wallhanging(8" by 16.5") and Gathering Bag
      
              
"Scrapyard Snowman & Co."
Wool Applique Wallhanging(8" by 24") and Gathering Bag
  
                     

 

New 2014 Fall Wool Applique Pattern Harvest Moon with Crows Perfect for Halloween



 
New  "Harvest Moon" Pattern Release
Wool Applique Tablerunner Finished Size 12" by  28" 
 
 
"Harvest Moon" has an illusion of Halloween, but may be displayed through the fall season in celebration of crispy fall evenings. It was designed with hand dyed wools on a simple black background and accented with variegated Valdani thread. Perfect piece for beginner stitcher's, or the advance stitcher looking for a quick and easy weekend project.The pattern includes; easy instructions, lots of step by step illustrations
 
This pattern is available at many of the shops listed in our blog in the left column. 
 
All photos and designs are copyrighted in this blog. Please respect the designer.


 
Here is just a sampling of many more Fall Patterns we offer..  


 
"Flocking Crows"
 Wool Applique  Table Runner or Wallhanging 12" by 36"
"Floral Melody"
 Wool Applique Table Runner 11" by 24"
 
"Autumn Splendor"
Wool Applique Table Runner 12" by 36" 
 
 
"Rustlin Leaves"
Wool Applique Wallhanging 18" by 18"
 
"Spooky Halloween Garland"
Wool Applique
 
  
"Sweet Necter"
Wool Applique Candlemat 10.5" by 10.25"
 
 
"Fallin Leaves"
Wool Applique Candlemat  10" by 10" 
 
"Sunflower Daze"
Wool Applique Wall Hanging 11" by 27"
 
 
"Bittersweet Days"
Wool Applique Table Mat (22" by 22") and Gathering Bag
 
 "Birds in Bloom"
Wool Applique Wallhanging 11" by 30"
 

 
 
 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Row by Row Experience Shop Hop across the US July - August Free Applique Quilt Patterns

Crane Design is please to share "Row by Row" Shop Hop Rows from many of our clients from New England to the Mid West.
 
The Row by Row experience is nationwide event and offers quilters the opportunity to collect as many Row by Row free patterns to create your very own quilt. The Shop Hop starts July 1st and ends the 31st of August. So while traveling the country this summer we hope you visit many of the 1000's of shops across the country. Check out the Row by Row Experience to find other participating shops in travels and prizes offered.
 
The shops below offer many of Crane Design Patterns so when you are visiting you might want to check them out.
 
Below are samples of the shops rows that they will be offering a Free pattern for. Included is the state the shops are located along with links to their websites for store location and hours.
 
We wish every one a happy summer shop hopping across the USA
 
A rich combination row of Americana pieced rows with a touch of applique, just love the , available at...  
The Quilted Crow Boxborough, Massachusetts 
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
 
Fabulous combination of Quilting & Wool Applique was created for this Country Primmie row, available at...  
Piecemakers Quilt Shop Hackensack Minnesota 
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
Learn sashiko stitching with this amazing Summertime row, available at...  
Knit One Quilt Too,  Barrington Rhode Island
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
Lovely combination of cottons, wool and hand dyed velvets, available at...
The Hen House Charlotte Michigan
Free Pattern and Kits available
 


A fabulous Americana Row with a combination of quilt blocks and applique, available at...
The Quilt Rack, North Platte Nebraska
Free Pattern and Kits available

 
 
 
 Perfect Summertime flower pots in a row with 3D posies, available at...
Bear's Paw Fabrics, Towson Maryland
Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
 A wagon full of Pumpkins for a perfect Fall Day, available at...
Log Cabin Fabrics,Selkirk, New York
Free Pattern and Kits available
 
 
A perfect Winter Row of Snowballs of varies sizes, done with Snowman prints, available at
Mountain Creek Quilt Shop, Greenback, Tennessee
Free Pattern and Kits available


Snowflakes are a beautiful illusion this summer to keep you cool, this row is available at
Calico Gals, Syracuse, NY
 Free Pattern and Kits available



Three quaint pieced row houses with a touch of applique, this row is available at
The Sewing Room, Redding, CA
 Free Pattern and Kits available
 

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Wool Applique Pattern Release "English Flower Garden" Wallhanging



 
"English Flower Garden"
Wool Applique Wallhanging
 
 
"English Flower Garden" is the perfect way to bring the garden indoors all year long. This piece was designed with three wool applique panels and framed with Flannel, but could easily be done with Cotton or Wool. 

We used Valdani 3 Strand Variegated Thread giving the piece extra depth in the design.

This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

New Seashell Wool Applique Pattern Release " Ocean Breeze" with Trapunto Accents

 
 
"Ocean Breeze"
 


 
This wool applique candlemat is just perfect for patio entertaining, the beach house or cottage decor. We used a combination of hand dyed and textured wool. Plus a fun technique called Trapunto on the shells.  Trapunto gives a dimensional look by gently stuffing the shells..gives them a natural look. To much fun.

We used Valdani 3 Strand Variegated Thread giving the piece extra depth in the design.

This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Changing the Color Palette Punchneedle Patterns


I am thrilled to share with you how Kathy the owner of Wool and Goods, LLC of Rollingsford,  NH change the color palette of 3 of my punchneedle patterns

 
...I just love them!!!!

 
As a designer I am always encouraging fellow stitcher's to change suggested colors in one of my patterns to make it their very own. Below are photos of the original pattern that I worked on the left and on the right how Kathy changed it up...

 
 The first sample Kathy created..."Parchment Petals" ...love the brighter colors taking the piece from fall tones to spring tones. Finished with a matching frame.
 
 
The second sample is "Goldfinch and Thistles" Oh, just love the blue variegated colors in the background with the rose color thistles....

 
The final sample Kathy created was "Bleeding Heart Blush". I designed it as a small pillow, Kathy framed it with hand dyed yarn around the outside..just a little different twist.

 
 I hope these three samples will encourage you the next time when you select our your next project to try something different, maybe different colors or how you present the finial piece.

 
 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Wool Applique Pattern Release Whispering Violet Candlemat

 

 
 
 
Whispering Violets" was created with a rich textured background with hand dyed violets and leaves.  A perfect piece to make for Easter or Mother's Day centerpiece or give as a gift.

The pattern also includes a matching Candlewrap Bonus Pattern. The wrap fits a 4 1/2" candle. The pattern can easily be adjusted to fit other size candles. A quick and easy project to make up a few for giving this spring season. A classic look that may be displayed all year round.
 
This pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Note: Please respect the designer, all photos and patterns in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

New Spring Wool Applique Pattern...Garden Basket


 
"Garden Basket" is a versatile pattern that extends the opportunity to use a combination of textured patterns and hand dyed wool for this applique project. Created in lush rose colors and accent with dusty olives. We used variegated Valdani three strand floss to bring out the colors of the flowers.
   
This pattern is available at many of the fine shops listed in blog on the left hand column.
 
 
Please respect the designer..all patterns and photos in this blog are copyright and may not be copied.

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Pattern Release "Country Friends" Wool Applique Sheep & Rabbits

 
"Country Friends"
Wool Applique Sewing Kit Collection
4 Projects in 1 Pattern
 
 

 
"Country Friends" is a versatile pattern that extends the opportunity to use a combination of Wool and Homespun fabrics for this applique project...it may also be done in just wool.

The pattern includes 4 patterns in 1.  The sample designs above show the pattern made up as pillows, but could easily be made into individual Wallhangings.
 
This Pattern may be purchased at many of the fine shops listed in this blog.
 
Please Respect the Designer, all  patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted.


Wool Applique Gift or Ditty Bags featuring "Tweets 4 You" Sweet Song Birds

 "Tweets" 4 You 
Gift Twig Bag /Cupboard Door Hangers
4 Patterns in 1
 
 
"Tweets 4 You"  a special little wool applique bag for every season. Perfect for bird lovers with little Tweet featured on each bag.
 
 
This pattern may be purchased from many of the shops listed in our blog.
 
Please respect the Designer, all photos and  patterns are copyrighted 

New 2014 Wool Applique Pattern "Sheep Oasis" Plus Willow Tree Twig Bag


 "Sheep Oasis"
 
A new spring wool applique pattern that includes a Table Runner and Twig Bag. Both were done in rich color textured wools. It was accented with variegated Valdani Threads. What a wonderful way to introduce a little Spring into your decor all year round.

 
 
This Bag would be perfect to display on a ole Cupboard Door with Pussy Willows and some daffodils. A classic look that may be displayed all year round.
 
 

This pattern may be purchased from many of the fine shops listed in our blog.

 
Please respect the designer, all patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted.

 
 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Flocking Crows New 2014 Wool Applique Runner or Wallhanging Pattern

New  "Flocking Crows"
Wool Applique Wallhanging or Tablerunner
 
 
"Flocking Crows" is a versatile pattern that can be used as a Wallhanging or Tablerunner.  It has even been suggested it would be great to use as a Valence.

This whimsical piece showcases a flock of Crows flying through a field of Sunflowers.Perfect for the Primmie Country look to the traditional decor. Just a lot of fun to stitch on a cold winter eve. We used Valdani Threads for a nice variegated look to the piece.

This is large piece so we have included below a close-up of the center of the runner.
 
 
This pattern is available at many of the fine shops listed in our blog.
 
Gentle Reminder: All patterns and photos are copyrighted in this blog..please respect the designer.

Two Ole Country Crows New 2014 Punchneedle Pattern

"Two Ole Country Crows"
 
 
Though you see Crows all year around..I just love watching them in the winter, they are so striking against the snow.  Did you know they are family oriented. Mom and Dad mate for life and even after the offspring are mature that stay together as a family. It has been said, the offspring will help Ma and Pa Crow with other new siblings in the nest.
 
This new punchneedle design makes me smile, I just wonder what they are talking about..maybe the grandkids or where the next field of Sunflowers are for good eats.
 
This piece was created in Valdani variegated 3 stand thread. To display my design work I placed it on a wood box that was distressed and finished with a mustard milk paint. Perfect to recipe cards or a small stash of sewing items.
 
 
You may purchase this pattern at many of the fine shops listed in my blog.
 
Please Note:
This patterns and photos in this blog are copyrighted...please respect the designer. Thank you
 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A Wooly Winter Adventure

 
 
A week or so ago, I finally went on a must needed vacation to New England to visit my family and had some good ole fashion bonding. Lots of great food, laughs and and even some sightseeing.
 
Day 1  
Burr... left home it was 5 below and the windchill was 26 below. Sure wasn't going to be a tropical vacation.
 
 
My first stop was at The Quilted Crow in historic, Boxborough Mass.
Just a lovely and quaint New England town.
When I arrived is was sunny and a a toasty 5 Degrees.  Had a wonderful visit with Sue Loring and her staff.
 
 
The shop is just filled with all sorts of goodies for the quilter to the handstitcher. Of course I gravitated to the punchneedle area and the wool. MMM..great a hand dyed wool selection. Just had to fill up my shopping basket with some lush new colors to add to my stash and some new Valdani thread. A new project is on the way with my finds.

 If you look closely you will see some of my patterns on display..and yes, even some samples.
 
         How charming a ole trunk filled with a lush assortment of colors..

Lots of samples throughout the store. If you are in the Boxborough area...I recommend that you stop in the store..did I mention lots of great cottons and Japanese fabrics.  
 
After a fun time at the shop continued my drive to Gloucester Mass through Lexington and the battle fields. Did I forget to mention my timing was not perfect I hit Boston rush hour...I finished the last hour of my trip white knuckling up the coastline. OK, maybe I was a little out of practice driving in lots of traffic..being I live in a small town in upstate NY. Arrived just in town just in town for a beautiful sunset at the beach. Sorry, no photos just to cold to get out and take photos.
 
Day 2
Sis and I hand a wonderful day in town going to art galleries, gift and antiques shops. How much fun. Then off to drive along the Cape Ann coastline, it is just beautiful in the winter, without all the foliage you really can see so much more, from frozen marshes to the wonderful ole homes with stone walls. Just a peaceful day finished with a belated Christmas Exchange of Gifts with the family.
 
Day 3 
 

3 Generations of  the gals in the family packed up and headed up to New Hampshire to visit Kathy at Wool and Goods. I was in awe of the Wall of Wool. Lots of textures and hand dyes, Kathy;s shop was wonderful..lots of samples of hooked rugs, wool applique and punchneedle.

The shop is located in an ole textile mill in Rollingsford NH.

It was wonderful to see some of my designs done up in different color combos. But the highlight of her shop was the Fish hooked rug below...Love it, Love it. On my bucket list for this year to learn to hook.




 
Wall of Wool...this photo is only a small section, floor to ceiling...

Lots of samples...but to busy shopping to take more photos. Fabulous store..will be back...if in the area it is a must stop and visit shop.
 
Off to lunch across the river to a quaint local restaurant..great seafood..my favorite. Then some antique shopping.
 
Then it was time to head off to Maine to go to.... Camp Wool 
in Kennybunk. Meet with LeAnn the owner of the shop, it was great finally meeting her in person and do some shopping of course. The store is just packed with wool, more wool , velvets, and lots of Valdani threads and next to wool my next favorite thing in life is antiques. Kennybunk is filled with wonderful historical New England Town. The Old Painted Ladies Victorian Homes that were outstanding.
 

Love the primmie penny rugs on display
 
 
 more samples
 
 
and more samples..even one of my patterns made up.
 
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 Here is just a small corner of Antiques....great place to go if in the area.
 
We gals were then off to antique shops, the Kittery Mall and finished back in Gloucester with
Chinese dinner. Wow, it was a busy day. Lots of laughs and just a wonderful day of 3 generation of women bonding.
 
Day 4
Spent the day baking with my great niece...mmm Cheesecake and Zucchini Bread. What did I do wrong, I shared old family recipes and off the bake goods went to a party. Not a morsel left for her Grandma and Aunt to nibble on. Did hear the next day the goodies were a hit with her friends.
 
Day 5
Off to do more antique shops in Essex..one of my favorite towns.
 
Day 6  
We all packed up one day and went to the Boston Aquarium, my 3 great nephews had so much fun petting the Rays. I even had to save one from jumping in the pool with them. Forgot how busy boys are. LOL. The Aquarium was wonderful, I think I enjoyed it as much as the boys.
 
 
Day 7
 Bass Rocks is always a stopping point before heading out of town. It was a great vacation and looking forward to going back soon.
 
 
 
 
 

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