So many of you have emailed me over the years to ask if I could suggest a background for your stitchery and now I am happy to say I can. Dont get me wrong I still love my cream yarndye and will be contiuing to use it for many of my projects as you all know I love the textured look you get from the Japanese yarn dyes.
As you can see from the little peek below my Bread and Butter fabrics are great to stitch on, 'Mama's Wash Day' is a new little stitchery to remind me of when I was little and mum did her washing on Mondays and hung it on the line to dry. I dont know about you but I seem to do washing anyday I can fit it in and I dont always have time to hang it outside to dry.
Dont forget I always use the stitchery stabilizer behind my work as it means the threads dont show through when you carry them across the back and for some reason it seems to make your stitches look more even ( definitely a reason to use it).
One of the exciting things about my move this year to RJR fabrics is that I have been able to create a cream on cream collection. These fabrics are the perfect background for my stitcheries as they dont have too much pattern on them but they do have enought to make them interesting....and as you can see they are perfect for log cabins...
There are 7 prints in two creamy colourways to choose from or we have cut some Fat 1/4 Bundles with one print from each in the bundles....you cant go wrong with a fat quarter can you, a fat quarter seems to be enough for alot of things!
Emma has been busy putting the metreage online and for those of you close enough to visit me, the fabrics are on the shelves waiting for you :)
My friend Kay made this simple but extremely effective throw size log cabin quilt for me using fabrics from my bread butter collection, I love the effect the varying shades of cream give to this quilt. What a great wedding quilt it would make and of course it would be easy to make it bigger. The quilting was done by another friend, Darlene from Sew Graceful Quilting. Darlene did all over feathers on the logs which is perfect as the feather are soft and pretty by contrast to the straight lines of the logs (you can see the quilting better in the picture I showed earlier in this post).
The log cabin quilt pattern is available to Download Stepping Stones Pattern here for free.