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Spring in Bloom

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Winter's palette has been grey, white, blue, and brown, so we eagerly celebrate spring with big and bold doses of green, pink, yellow, and purple.

New designs this week are sure to brighten up your projects with signs of spring. Graceful wreaths - a perfect fit for placemats and table runners - feature hummingbirds, butterflies, and a buzzing dragonfly. Light and sheer flowers will bloom on quilt blocks, aprons, and flour sack tea towels.

Battenburg lace bookmarks, in popular flower shapes, are a lovely gift for Easter and Mother's Day. And, the Earth's transition from winter to spring is celebrated with unique floral medleys, contrasting with vintage, open stitching.

Scroll down the page, and enjoy the new designs!

Free project instructions

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Spring Wreaths

Add dashes and splashes of bright, warm color to your embroidery projects with these wreath designs. Graceful shapes and lines add spring elegance to tote bags, quilt blocks, placemats, and more.

A happy little bluebird perches among delicate flower buds, while a graceful hummingbird gets a sweet treat!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.55" and 6.07"X5.87" and 5.00"X4.83" and 3.75"X3.62"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.45" and 6.13"X5.86" and 5.07"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.67"


A buzzing dragonfly perches on spring blossoms, while a colorful butterfly rests on a floral wreath. These designs will be beautiful on pillow shams, bath towels, and more!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.67" and 5.95"X5.85" and 4.92"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.78"
  Available in four sizes:
7.67"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.95" and 4.84"X4.92" and 3.80"X3.85"


Beauty in Bloom II

Embroiderers loved the Beauty in Bloom designs. This style is back, with new flowers! Light and sheer, these floral motifs add delicate and gentle beauty to embroidery projects. Because the stitching is sheer, with open areas, choose smooth or flat nap fabrics for best results.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.96"X7.78" and 5.85"X6.56" and 4.84"X5.44" and 3.44"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X6.83" and 6.70"X5.89" and 5.49"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.39"


Let your creativity bloom with these beautiful flowers. Carnations and tulips come in a wide variety of colors. Choose colors for the petals that match your personal preference and taste!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.22" and 4.85"X5.97" and 3.10"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
6.58"X7.78" and 5.82"X6.86" and 4.85"X5.69" and 3.30"X3.85"


A gardenia and hydrangea are fantastic additions to quilt blocks, table linens, shirts, and skirts. These designs are light and sheer, so stitch them onto smooth fabrics for excellent results.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
8.79"X5.85" and 7.78"X5.16" and 6.85"X4.53" and 3.85"X2.53"
  Available in three sizes:
7.64"X5.85" and 6.31"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.96"


Stitch these signs of spring and summer to add a warm look to your projects. Lilies and lilacs are beautiful additions to placemats, table runners, linen and smooth cotton kitchen towels, and blooming quilts.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X6.97" and 6.55"X5.86" and 5.37"X4.80" and 3.87"X3.45"
  Available in four sizes:
7.20"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.36" and 4.85"X5.26" and 3.54"X3.85"


Irises and daffodils are early bloomers. They pave the way for other flowers with their bright petals! Stitch these harbingers of spring to add color and charm to shirts, dresses, spring jackets, and more.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.70"X7.80" and 5.83"X6.78" and 4.82"X5.60" and 3.31"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.83"X7.45" and 4.84"X6.16" and 2.98"X3.85"


Daisies and water lilies are cheerful flowers, reminding us of sunny days. Add these flowers to quilts, flat-nap kitchen towels (linen or flour sack), as well as pillow shams. Stitch a garden of floral delights with these sheer and light designs!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
6.79"X7.80" and 5.85"X6.70" and 4.85"X5.54" and 3.35"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
7.80"X5.78" and 6.58"X4.85" and 3.85"X2.87"


Beauty in Bloom II Design Packs

Add spring and summer flair to your projects with these graceful, light designs. Add them to table linens, shirts, skirts, pillow shams, quilts, and more! Grow a garden of delight today:
 

Beauty in Bloom II Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above. Or, order the design pack, which has all 12 designs! The design pack is priced at only $19.97! Four sizes of the pack are available.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Words and phrases form a fashionable square, perfect for every gardener. Words like grow, garden, bloom, and sunshine are in a variety of lettering styles, bring energy and excitement.
This design is a perfect fit for a grocery tote, gardening apron, and pillow shams for those that like to dig in the dirt.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.73" and 5.90"X5.86" and 4.93"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.80"


Spring Sprays

Vertical sprays are magnificent when positioned on table runners, along plackets of shirts and sweaters, or incorporated into wall hangings and bell pulls. These two designs will have your creativity "springing" to life!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.95"X11.80" and 5.55"X9.41" and 4.04"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.00"X11.53" and 5.71"X9.40" and 4.16"X6.85"


Graceful satin stitches and delicate flowers are the perfect balance for this gentle butterfly. Add this design to shirt or sweater plackets, borders of butterfly quilts, and more!
 
Available in three sizes:
6.49"X11.80" and 5.18"X9.41" and 3.79"X6.88"


Sweet Garden Medleys

After winter, spring brings the Earth to life in stages. First tiny green stems shoot from the ground; then little buds; then, colorful blossoms steal the show. These new medley designs represent the dramatic changes of flowers blooming in spring and summer. A pair or trio of blossoms are bright and bold against vintage-stitch flower outlines. The result is stunning!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.88" and 4.85"X4.87" and 3.83"X3.85"


A pair of poppies is on the left, with a blooming backdrop. On the right, a multi-colored trio of pansies are striking against a background of open floral motifs.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.58" and 6.01"X5.85" and 4.99"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.74"
  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.87" and 4.85"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.85"


Zinnias and orchids are in full bloom against a backdrop of floral outlines. Because these medley designs have open areas, stitch them onto flat fabric; avoid fabrics with a pile or nap.

These designs are beautiful on canvas grocery totes, pillow shams, and colorful garden-themed wall hangings.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.85" and 4.83"X4.82" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.77"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.83"X4.84" and 3.84"X3.85"


Petunias and tulips - cheerful, happy flowers! Stitch a bouquet of these colorful blooms to bring signs of spring and summer to your home.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.79" and 5.85"X5.85" and 4.84"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.85"


Sweet Garden Medleys Design Packs

Add a garden of color to your embroidery projects with these delightful medleys. Because the designs have vintage stitching and open areas, use them on smooth, flat nap fabric. That's where they'll bloom best!
 

Sweet Garden Medleys Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get a pack with all 8 designs! The pack is priced at only $12.97. Four sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Floral Bookmarks (Battenburg Lace)

Freestanding Battenburg lace has a classic handmade look. Use a 30 - 35 weight cotton embroidery or sewing thread in these Battenburg lace designs.

Begin with a water-soluble stabilizer - we love Vilene, a fibrous kind. Hoop it tightly. Use a sharp needle to embroider the design. Soak the stabilizer away, air-dry, and press. A
beautiful bookmark is the result!

There is a tutorial that shows the steps with more detail. Read all about it right here.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.26"X5.50" and 1.58"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
2.25"X5.49" and 1.58"X3.84"


Tuck these floral bookmarks into greeting cards as a special gift. (Pssst: Easter and Mother's Day are coming up soon!)
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.26"X5.49" and 1.59"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
2.26"X5.51" and 1.58"X3.85"


Build a beautiful gift basket around the bookmark. Choose a book for a friend or loved one, and slip the bookmark inside. Add a mug, coffee beans or tea bags, and a small scented candle. It's a wonderful gift, and the memory of it will last long after the last cup of coffee or tea.
     
 
Available in two sizes:
2.26"X5.51" and 1.58"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
2.25"X5.50" and 1.58"X3.85"


Floral Bookmarks (Battenburg Lace) Design Packs

Bookmarks make excellent gifts, whether they're tucked into a greeting card or a book. They're wonderful for Easter and Mother's Day, or just to brighten the day of a friend. To see the tutorial for how to make Battenburg lace, click here.
 

Floral Bookmarks (Battenburg Lace ) Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above,
or get the pack with all 6 bookmark designs. The pack is priced at only $9.97! Two sizes of the bookmarks are available.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Special Request of the Week

Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. This space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."

Stitcher Cindy wrote in with a request for her favorite breed, the Rhodesian Ridgeback. These smart and loyal dogs are one of only a few breeds that have a "ridge" or line of fur along the spine that grows in the opposite direction. In the "sketch" style, this design is a fast and artistic addition to totes and shirts for dog lovers.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.78"X7.78" and 5.89"X6.76" and 4.86"X5.54"


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