Tuesday, June 9, 2009

"Sweet Nostalgia"

I've been wanting to offer a B.O.M. on my blog for a while but couldn't decide on a project. I thought applique might be too limiting, as it's not everybody's favorite technique, so I've decided to design a quilt with 12 months of embroidered blocks. I've always been drawn to vintage illustrations and thanks to my Mom and Aunt have a collection of old cards and postcards which I'm using for my inspiration. I'm calling the design "Sweet Nostalgia" and am planning to have it start sometime in September, probably around the 15th.

I'd like to thank Nireko and the Lecien Corporation http://www.lecien.co.jp/en/hobby/cosmo25/index.html for so generously providing these luscious Cosmo embroidery threads for the project. They arrived today and I've got the first block ready to start stitching! I think I've got my mojo back! lol

Stay tuned for a sneak peak of the block, and a giveaway of some of Lecien's wonderful Cosmo Marble threads.


Dolores said...

How wonderful. I will be looking forward to it.

Sue said...

Oooooh, that sounds like a fun project! I've heard about that Lecien embroidery thread, it's supposed to be great to work with. I'll be watching for your sneak peek!

Deb said...

Do we thank Carrie P for getting your mojo working... iiieeeeee!!
I am so excited..looking forward to seeing what you have in store for our wonderful blog world.
Once you get your little icon going I will post it on my sideboard... have fun with it Dorothy.. no stress eh??

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

OH - can't wait to see what you will come up with.

The Rabbit Factory said...

Nothing like a palette of colors...no matter fabric or thread to get one inspired!!! Congrats, Dorothy on finding a new project. Can't wait to see what you produce!

Myra said...

Found your mojo already! Wow! That was fast! Good for you! 8-)

I look forward to seeing this "sweet nostalgia" come September Dorothy! 8-)

Happy stitchings!

Solstitches said...

Hi Dorothy,
I was already excited just thinking about your stitchery BOM and now I've seen those yummy threads and know that the designs will be based on vintage postcards I'm even more so.
I'll be watching for the sneak peek with great anticipation.
Enjoy your stitching - I'm so happy you got your mojo back :)


Pat said...

Hi Dorothy,
I have just found your blog from our friend Margaret. I love your patterns. Your work is beautiful. I am going to add you to my feeds list and I will be back. Those threads are lovely.

Love to Applique said...

Hello Dorothy,
I can't wait to see a sneak peak, I love vintage, I will add you to my feeds so I can keep updated. Hugs Debbie

Marguerita McManus said...

Oh wow, now I can't wait for September!! So wonderful to see you happy and excited! What a super treat from Lecien :)

Carrie P. said...

Yay, I am so glad you got your mojo back. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I know it will be awesome.
I just bought some of the Cosmo thread from Anne Sutton of Bunny hill designs. Can't wait to get.

Anonymous said...


I can't wait to see what you are going to do! What a teaser! ;)

As for my quilt that is to be done in about a week... it is a rather small one. 45" Square. It will be featured in The Quilter's November issue, hitting the newsstand in September.
I will be posting pictures when I get some progress going. :)

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