I’m B-A-C-K!

Hello Stitchers!

Sorry I have not been active on the site for quite some time.  I took some time off to give myself a much-needed break (I was running out of ideas), and to finish a couple of books I had committed to.

I can see with certainty that it will be my last published book. Much has changed in the publishing industry, and it’s just so disappointing to see pirate PDF copies of my titles springing up everywhere.

No worries… I plan on posting new material and free patterns here on the NeedleKnowledge site!

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL - Finished QuiltWelcome to the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL!

This stitch-along will feature the complete set of patterns and instructions for making this 52″ wide x 62″ long lap quilt. Sorry the image of the finished quilt isn’t the best – I will try to get a better image soon.

The quilt is completely pieced. Don’t let all the little pieces scare you – the quilt is actually very easy to piece together, and I’ll be breaking it all down into small chunks for you. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL”

Potted Pumpkins – Quilting and Sewing

 Potted Pumpkins Topiary - Quilting and SewingNeedleKnowledge® isn’t just for embroidery and needlepoint. We like Quilting and Sewing projects too!Whip up a bushel-full of these quick and easy fabric pumpkins, and mount thhhttp://needleknowledge.com/home-2/free-patterns/quilting-and-sewing/em on weathered, dry twigs scavenged from your own backyard to create these fun, seasonal topiary trees. Continue Reading “Potted Pumpkins – Quilting and Sewing”

Brighton Stitch

Brighton Stitch is worked in two colors and is comprised of an upright cross stitch in the first color, framed by a group of diagonal stitches in a second color.

When the stitches are combines as shown below, the stitch makes a really pretty, textured filling stitch. You can also use the stitches individually, or in rows to make an interesting band.

Brighton Stitch Continue Reading “Brighton Stitch”

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 6

SantaBlockPart4This week in the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL we are making the Santa block, which is made in separate sections including the head, left and right arms, the center body, head and legsections.The block forms the center of the quilt and is the largest block.

This is also the final block before assembling the quilt top. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 6”

Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 5

We’re already on Part 5 of the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL and have pieced the Reindeer BlocksHolly Blocks and the Star Blocks. This week we’re cutting and stitching the two tall Tree Blocks that will flank each side of the center block.

To make the blocks, download the PDF pattern for Part 5. If you’ve missed and of the previous 3 parts, you can find them on the Christmas Memories SAL Main Page.Next, we’ll cut and assemble the two long Tree Blocks that will flank the center block. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 5”