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Midwinter Blues

NEW THIS WEEK - January 19th, 2011
 

Midwinter Blues
 

Free Project Instructions!


The Netherlands is known for many things - stately windmills, colorful tulips, masterful artwork, and beautiful pottery.

Even though Delft Blue pottery is nearly 500 years old, the crisp, cool shades of blue remain a timeless and classic design trend and motif. Scenes depicted on the plates, vases, platters, cups, and saucers, reflect peaceful and serene Dutch scenes of years gone by. Some pieces even incorporate Asian artwork that was popular during the 16th and 17th centuries.

New designs this week celebrate the traditional art form known as Delft Blue. Fruit and flower arrangements are framed with graceful blossoms and winding vines, and the result is a cozy embellishment to towels, table linens, quilts, and wall hangings. Classic Dutch icons, such as tulips and kissing kids, are represented in gorgeous shades of warm-to-wintry blues.

Enjoy the beauty and history in these new designs!

Delft Blue adds a subtle yet striking accent to sheer organdy curtains.
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Delft Blue Fruit & Flowers


Delicate shades of blue represent the traditional Delft style in these designs.
Soft flowers with graceful, trailing vines frame clematis, pear, and grapes.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.72" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"



Elegant tulips, pear, and cherries are framed with a delicate floral border.
A delightful feature to pot holders and trivets.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Playful hyacinth is combined with apple, lemon and strawberries. Fun
on appliance covers and cozies, as well as chair backs and curtains!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.72" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"



Perky daffodils are featured with grapes and oranges. The winding grapevine
moves gracefully with the floral border. Beautiful as a feature to table linens,
such as placemats and runners.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.75" and 5.89"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"



A trio of crocuses bring a splash of spring to this tasty fruit and flower medley.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Amaryllis and fruit, in traditional shades of Delft blue. This square design
is a delightful feature to quilt blocks, wall hangings, and pillow covers.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.74"X7.74" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.86"



Delicate cyclamen rise above grapes and lemons, framed by Delft blue
flowers and vines. Fun on tote bags for the grocery store and farmers market!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



Tiny kalanchoe blossoms are paired with an apple and a lemon, making this
a sweet design on wall hangings for the kitchen and the dining room!

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.75" and 5.84"X5.83" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.84"



Gladiolus, pear, and raspberries are paired together in this Delft Blue
medley.  The arrangement is framed by delicate flowers and scrolling vines.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.72" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.83"



Roses and fruit, stitched in hues of blue. Use as a feature to a pot holder
or trivet, or stitch onto table linens for a cool and classic embellishment.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



A hydrangea, apple, and raspberries are the focus of this design. Wonderful
in the kitchen, dining room, or wherever you'd like to add a touch of cool blue.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.75" and 5.84"X5.83" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.84"



Chrysanthemums, grapes, and strawberries are lush and ripe, framed by delicate
flowers and graceful vines. Fun when used on its own, or with the above designs
on a quilt or wall hanging.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.85"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"



A robust border of fruit and flowers is the perfect accompaniment to
the above designs. The border is sized to match the above squares.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.88" and 5.85"X2.92" and 4.85"X2.41" and 3.86"X1.90"



Two of the flowers in the squares' border have been arranged together
to form this beautiful corner. Stitch onto pockets of shirts and skirts,
napkins and table linens, and more!

 

Available in four sizes:
3.83"X3.83" and 2.88"X2.88" and 2.38"X2.38" and 1.88"X1.88"



Crocus blooms grow to each other in this border design. A delightful addition to
hemlines and edges. Pair with the above squares for a beautifully coordinated look.

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X2.46" and 5.85"X1.85" and 4.85"X1.53" and 3.85"X1.21"



Two blossoms from the squares are arranged together into a delicate, cool-blue corner.
Tuck into the corner of napkins, placemats, quilts, wall hangings, and table runners!

 

Available in four sizes:
2.41"X2.41" and 1.81"X1.81" and 1.50"X1.50" and 1.19"X1.19"



A Delft Blue Fruit & Florals Design Pack


Twelve squares, two borders, and two corners -- the possibilities and potential are endless! Stitch them into true-blue quilts and wall hangings, embellish table linens, dress up tote bags. With these designs and your creative imagination, the projects are limitless. Click below to see the designs in the pack and their sizes, and add the pack to your basket.


16 designs - only $22.97!
 
16 designs - only $22.97!
16 designs - only $22.97!
 

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7
 
16 designs - only $22.97!
 

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Delft Blue Panels


Trading between the Netherlands and Asia was strong in the 1600s, and the art from each
country influenced the other. Some Delft Blueware has a decidedly Asian appearance,
occasionally using flowers and birds that are traditional in Chinese artwork. The following
panel designs celebrate the blending of those two cultures and styles.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.35"X11.80" and 5.04"X9.37" and 3.68"X6.85"



A sleek and stylish bird perches on a slender branch. The branch is blooms with
fanciful and detailed flowers. Beautiful as a wall hanging, framed piece, or pillow cover!

 

Available in three sizes:
6.24"X11.69" and 5.02"X9.38" and 3.67"X6.86"



A bird in flight, wings stretched back, prepares to land on a flower-covered branch.  Stitched
in hues of Delft Blue, this design adds a crisp and cool touch to home decor items.

 

Available in three sizes:
6.32"X11.80" and 5.02"X9.40" and 3.67"X6.85"



Delft Blue Classics


Say "Netherlands" and immediately classic images spring to mind. Wooden shoes, sailing ships, kissing kids, and tulips. Below is a delightful variety of tried-and-true traditional icons, each stitched in beautiful hues of Delft Blue. Add them to kitchen towels, shirts, skirts, pot holders, table linens, quilts, bibs, and wall hangings!


Delft Blue Sailing Ship
 

  Delft Blue Wooden Shoes

 

Available in three sizes:
5.99"X5.84" and 4.99"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.74"

  Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.68" and 6.85"X4.14" and 3.86"X2.33"


Delft Blue Kissing Kids
 

  Delft Blue Windmill

 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.04" and 4.85"X5.02" and 3.71"X3.85"

  Available in three sizes:
7.02"X5.87" and 5.75"X4.84" and 3.87"X3.21"


Delft Blue Tulips in Vase
 

  Delft Blue Tulip Pair

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X6.44" and 4.85"X5.33" and 3.49"X3.84"

  Available in three sizes:
5.87"X6.53" and 4.87"X5.40" and 3.46"X3.86"


Delft Blue Rooster
 

  Delft Blue Goose

 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.01" and 4.78"X4.97" and 3.73"X3.88"

  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.83" and 4.79"X5.61" and 3.31"X3.87"


Delft Blue Pig
 

  Delft Blue Cow

 

Available in three sizes:
8.00"X4.30" and 6.78"X3.66" and 3.86"X2.09"

  Available in three sizes:
8.00"X4.99" and 6.79"X4.23" and 3.85"X2.41"


A Delft Blue Classics Design Pack


The above ten designs are available in a pack! Bring home these cool-blue designs today, and add them to your favorite projects. Stitch them onto pot holders, kitchen towels, quilts, wall hangings, and more! Sweeten up shirts, skirts, dresses, and bibs, too. Click below to see the designs in the pack and their sizes, and add the pack to your basket.

10 designs - only $14.97! 10 designs - only $14.97!
10 designs - only $14.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4
 



Each Wednesday in 2011 you'll find a new "Crafty Collectible" design! These designs celebrate a craft or an aspect of your art and passion. Check this spot every Wednesday to see the newest design, and add a bit of "crafty" to your stitching projects!

This week's Crafty Collectible design features a trio of colorful snowflakes, buttoned up against the cold. There's a stitched button version, or a version to add your own buttons, too!

This version of the design has buttons that are stitched into the snowflakes.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.54"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.86"


Add-a-Button Snowflake Trio!

Add the buttons of your choice to this version of the Snowflake Trio!
 

Available in two sizes:
6.54"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.86"



Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!