Embroidery Library
Feather Your Nest

NEW THIS WEEK - February 16th, 2011
 

Feather Your Nest
 

Free Project Instructions!

This week our hearts are a-flutter with favorite birds. From complex and detailed designs, to fast and frenzied quick-stitching motifs, these new designs are filled with variety, and ready to let your creativity out of the cage!

To begin, feather your nest with the bright, vibrant colors of the scarlet tanager, goldfinch, and oriole. These three magnificent birds are perching pretty on branches filled with bright blossoms. Then, see your favorite birds appear in cameo performances, surrounded by elegant filigree and scrollwork frames.

Redwork birds, each accompanied by a day of the week, make fantastic kitchen towel sets, and linen sets, too. Single-run quilting designs, featuring abstract birds and blooms, are a clever way to bind a quilt top, batting, and back together.

 

 

This riveting trivet is extra-wide, letting you spice up your kitchen with your favorite embroidery designs. Click here for free project instructions!


Bright Birds, Bright Blooms

 

A scarlet tanager perches on a branch, bright with flowers in bloom.
This design is striking on tote bags and pillow shams, to add glorious
spring and summer color to your home decor.

 

Available in four sizes:
6.93"X10.68" and 5.86"X7.8" and 5.86"X9.03" and 4.43"X6.84"



Goldfinches are acrobatic little birds, bouncing through the air,
buffeted by the gentlest of breezes. This delightful bird rests on
a slender flower vine.

 

Available in four sizes:
6.99"X10.77" and 5.05"X7.8" and 5.86"X9.02" and 4.46"X6.85"



With his vivid orange stomach, the oriole brightens any day. In this
design the charming bird perches on a flowering branch. Stitch the
flowers in colors that suit your personal preference or home decor.

 

Available in four sizes:
6.94"X10.82"and 5.02"X7.8" and 5.86"X9.12" and 4.41"X6.86"



A Cameo Performance


Elegant scrollwork frames surround favorite birds, bringing to mind antique
cameos and brooches. In this first design, a hummingbird pauses by sweet
nectar-filled flowers.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X6.86" and 4.86"X5.72" and 3.26"X3.85"



Bright yellow feathers on a goldfinch contrast magnificently against a
background of purple hues. Beautiful on wall hangings and tote bags
for bird and nature lovers.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.13" and 4.88"X5.95" and 3.17"X3.85"



A bluebird of happiness perches pretty inside a frame of gold filigree.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.81" and 4.86"X5.72" and 3.26"X3.85"



A chubby, cheery chickadee rests on a snow-covered branch. Surrounded
by an elegant filigree frame, this design is a rich-looking feature to pillow
covers, wall hangings, book bags, and more.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.43" and 4.86"X6.16" and 3.04"X3.86"



In the wintertime, cardinals are often just a flash of scarlet against snowy
banks and branches. This design brings to mind Henry Carlile's poem:

Not to conform to any other color / is the secret of being colorful.
He shocks us when he flies / like a red verb over the snow.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.83"X7.39" and 4.86"X6.16" and 3.07"X3.86"



A hearty robin, recognizable by his orange chest and chocolate-brown head
and wings, perches on a fruit-filled branch. Enclosed in an elegant filigree frame,
this design is a wonderful addition to any nature-loving home decor project.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.85"X7.13" and 4.87"X5.93" and 3.17"X3.85"



Perching Pretty Cameos Design Packs
 


The above six designs are available in a design pack, and the price is chicka-dee-dee-dee-delightful!
Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or project, and add the pack to your basket.
6 designs - only $9.97! 6 designs - only $9.97!
6
designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Avian Reflections


The following designs are inspired by antique scientific sketches. Birds
in different poses are accompanied by familiar items from their preferred
and natural habitat. In this design, a yellow warbler in two different poses
is enhanced by a "sketched" nest and branches.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X7.08" and 4.85"X5.87"



A barn swallow, with sleek blue and orange hues, perches on a
branch. The background shows a "sketch" of the bird flying near
a barn wall. The bird's Latin name is included in this design.

 

Available in two sizes:
5.85"X7.15" and 4.85"X5.91"



A favorite backyard bird, the robin. This design features two poses of the
bird -- perching and flying -- as well as a "sketched" version of the nest.

 

Available in two sizes:
6.73"X5.85" and 5.56"X4.85"



The cedar waxwing is a magnificent blend of colors - brown, grey, lemony-
yellow, a glimpse of red, and topped off with a bandit-like black max. This
design features the bird perched on a berry-laden branch, with a "sketched"
addition of the bird in flight.
 

Available in two sizes:
6.79"X5.69" and 5.61"X4.71"



Avian Reflections Design Packs
 

The above four designs are available in a design pack! Stitch these sweet and subtle science designs to add springtime beauty to your home decor. Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or project, and add the pack to your basket.
4 designs - only $6.97!  
4
designs - only $6.97!
 
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

 

Designs smaller than 5 x 7


Days of the Week Backyard Birds (Redwork)


Stitch a set of kitchen towels with these simple redwork designs. Each
design features a beautiful bird, along with text for the day. Sunday's
cardinal perches on a pine branch.

 

Available in three sizes:
5.80"X6.04" and 4.80"X5.00" and 3.70"X3.85"



Monday's hummingbird flirts with nectar from a sweet-smelling flower.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.26"X5.80" and 5.17"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.55"



Tuesday's chickadee perches on a berry-filled branch.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.38"X5.80" and 5.27"X4.79" and 3.85"X3.50"



Wednesday's woodpecker is peck-peck-pecking on a tree trunk. 
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X5.81" and 4.81"X4.81" and 3.86"X3.85"



Thursday's robin is perched on a branch, filled with leaves and berries.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.45"X5.83" and 5.30"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.49"



Friday's scissor-tail flycatcher soars through the sky.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.28"X5.81" and 5.19"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.55"



Saturday's Steller's Jay is cozy in a wooded habitat.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.31"X5.82" and 5.99"X4.77" and 3.84"X3.05"



Days of the Week Backyard Birds (Redwork) Design Packs
 


These seven designs make a beautiful wall hanging, or a magnificent set of kitchen towels. Order them in the design pack below! Click on the link or image below to the size that is appropriate to your machine or project, and add the pack to your basket.
7 designs - only $9.97! 7 designs - only $9.97!
7
designs - only $9.97!
 

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

Designs smaller than 4 x 4


Bird is the Word Feather Quilting Designs


These graceful, flowing, and abstract designs are just right for binding a quilt top, batting,
and back together. If you're new to quilting with embroidery designs, click here for an article
that demonstrates the technique
. You can also stitch these designs as simple redwork
to dress up flat-nap fabrics, like flour sack towels, linen, and Jersey knit.

 

Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 1
 

  Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 2
 

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.84"X3.84"

  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"

Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 3

 
Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 4
 

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.84"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"

Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 5

 
Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 6
 

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.84"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.84"

Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 7

 
Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 8
 

 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"

  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.80"X5.80" and 4.80"X4.80" and 3.85"X3.85"


Birds and Flowers Quilting Square 9
 

Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.79"X5.80" and 4.79"X4.80" and 3.84"X3.85"



Flower Quilting Border
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.24" and 5.80"X2.42" and 4.80"X2.00" and 3.85"X1.60"


Flower Quilting Corner
 
Available in four sizes:
3.24"X3.24" and 2.42"X2.42" and 2.00"X2.00" and 1.59"X1.60"


Bird is the Word Feather Quilting Design Packs
 


The nine squares, border, and corner designs are available in a design pack! Take careful note of the sizes of the designs, and order the size that is appropriate to your machine or project. Click on a link or image below to the size that you need, and add the pack to your basket.
11 designs - only $6.97! 11 designs - only $6.97!
11 designs - only $6.97!
 

Designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9

Designs smaller than 6 x 10

Designs smaller than 5 x 7

11 designs - only $6.97!

Designs smaller than 4 x 4

 


It's crafty...it's collectible...it's new! 2011 is a year to celebrate crafting and all of the joy that it brings to our lives. As a way to celebrate our love of sewing and embroidery, a new Crafty Collectibles design will be released every Wednesday in 2011. Check this space every week to see the new design, and add a little "crafty" to your projects!

Three delicious layers adorned with patchwork squares, thread, and buttons. A yummy addition to stitch projects! Click on a link below to add the size that you'd like to your basket!
 

Available in two sizes:
4.26"X6.86" and 2.40"X3.86"



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