Embroidery Library
Garden of Delights

NEW THIS WEEK - May 11th, 2011
 

Garden of Delights
 

Free Project Instructions!

It's a smorgasbord, a medley, a garden of delights. New designs are a colorful and creative array of motifs that add a spring and summery lilt to your stitching projects.

Cozy country garden scenes feature sweet birds and turtles, tending to flowers and plants. These designs add flavor to shirts and sweatshirts, quilts and wall hangings.

New "shabby chic" designs are reminiscent of collages, featuring flowers, birds, and butterflies with a subtle French flavor. Black and white flowers add a striking and bold look to totes, towels, garments, and linens.

New 3D applique flowers and butterflies let you spread your creative wings! Use lightweight organza and layer the petals to add depth and dimension to pillows, placemats, and more.

Scroll down the page and make your way through this garden of delights. Enjoy the new designs!

Sheer organza 3D flowers add magnificent color and dimension
to any project. Click here for free project instructions!


Country Garden


They're cozy and colorful, with a splash of country flavor. The following designs brighten up shirts, table linens, pillows, spring-and-summer wall hangings, quilts, and more!
 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.11" and 3.65"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
5.32"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.55"


A brilliant butterfly flutters her way around toadstools (note the polka dot and striped stems). On the right, a bird tweets on a toadstool, flanked by colorful flowers.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.86"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.85"

  Available in two sizes:
5.68"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.26"


A little frog watches a ladybug creep up a flower's stem. On the right, a turtle tends carefully to his garden.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
5.82"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.18"

  Available in two sizes:
6.72"X4.82" and 3.87"X2.76"


Little birds splish-splash while they're taking a bath. In the design on the right, a bird flies through a flower garden, carrying a colorful tulip.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.85"X5.04" and 3.73"X3.86"

  Available in two sizes:
6.87"X4.36" and 3.86"X2.45"


A bee buzzes lazily near an Adirondack chair, surrounded by colorful flowers. In the design on the right, a bird perches on a flower-print watering can.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
6.49"X4.84" and 3.86"X2.88"

  Available in two sizes:
5.64"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"


A bright wheelbarrow is filled with spring flowers. In the design on the right, a butterfly perches gently on a watering can.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
5.57"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.33"

  Available in two sizes:
6.73"X4.80" and 3.86"X2.75"


Crafty cut applique designs are a wonderful way for you to incorporate your favorite fabric prints and patterns with your embroidery. Imagine a toadstool with polka dots and plaid, a butterfly with paisley or stripes! If you're new to crafty cut applique, click here for instructions.
 

 

Available in two sizes:
4.53"X5.03" and 3.35"X3.75"

  Available in two sizes:
4.96"X4.41" and 3.84"X3.41"


The little birdie on the left sings a tweet little song. Use your favorite fabric colors and patterns to make the bird, and the flower on the right, uniquely yours!
 

 

Available in two sizes:
3.47"X4.96" and 2.67"X3.82"

  Available in two sizes:
4.91"X4.23" and 3.78"X3.24"


Country Garden Design Packs
 


The above designs can be purchased individually by clicking the links above, or buy them in a design pack. Stitch a colorful garden on shirts, skirts, table linens, guest towels, tote bags, pillows, quilts, wall hangings, and more. Get all 16 designs in the pack, for only $24.97! Click on a link below 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"


Fashionably French


A fleur-de-lis is the stately backdrop for this coq gaulois, the unofficial national symbol of France. A trellis of delicate lilies adds elegant color. Beautiful on totes and pillows!
 

Available in three sizes:
7.30"X7.79" and 5.84"X6.23" and 4.86"X5.17"



The "shabby chic" design style is marked by a medley of different ingredients, all forming a colorful and interesting scene. In this design, blue birds and red flowers are arranged with a crown. French text in elegant script is in the background.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.00"X8.94" and 5.85"X7.45" and 4.87"X6.22"



The flowers and blue bird have been separated from the above design. Use in conjunction with the design above, or on their own in different projects!
 

 

Available in one size:
2.91"X2.31"

  Available in one size:
2.60"X1.99"


The crown from the above design is also available as a single design. Stitch on bibs for the princes or princesses in your life, or on shirts for kings and queens.
 
Available in one size:
3.85"X2.14"


The Eiffel Tower is presented here in its stately glory. Overshadowing elegant script in French, the structure is flanked by colorful flowers and flirty butterflies. A beautiful centerpiece for a quilt, and prized addition to totes and wall hangings.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.98"X8.95" and 5.86"X7.52" and 4.84"X6.22"



For your convenience, the Eiffel Tower, butterfly, and flowers are also available as individual designs. Use them in conjunction with the design above, or on their own in different projects.
 

 

Available in one size:
2.12"X3.86"

  Available in one size:
3.87"X3.40"
 
Available in one size:
3.05"X3.86"


Honey bees were used by the Merovingians to represent immortality and resurrection. Napoleon adopted the emblem, too, and a gilded bee is now known as a Napoleonic bee. This design features the beautiful bee in the center of a collage, flanked by flowers and crowns.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.99"X8.91" and 5.86"X7.49" and 4.84"X6.20"



The flowers, crown, and bee are available separately from the collage design above. Use in conjunction with the larger design, or on their own in different projects.
 

 

Available in one size:
3.86"X3.80"

  Available in one size:
3.76"X3.86"
 
Available in one size:
3.87"X2.38"


Tres Chic Fleurs


Black and white is a classic color scheme, showcasing contrast, depth, and dimension. These designs feature quick-stitching flowers (the white is fabric, or negative space). Stitch into white or light-colored fabric for bold effect.
 

The fleur-de-lis, or lily.

  The rose tremiere, or hollyhock.
 

Available in three size:
3.96"X5.87" and 3.27"X4.84" and 2.58"X3.83"

  Available in three size:
4.17"X5.89" and 3.45"X4.88" and 2.73"X3.85"

 

Belle de jour, or daylily.

  Pied d' alouette, or larkspur.
 

Available in three size:
4.27"X5.88" and 3.52"X4.85" and 2.78"X3.84"

  Available in three size:
4.54"X5.87" and 3.75"X4.84" and 2.96"X3.83"

 

Marguerite des pres, or wild daisy.

  Anemone hepatique, or hepatica.
 

Available in three size:
5.88"X5.88" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.84"

  Available in three size:
5.88"X5.87" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.84"X3.83"


Tres Chic Fleurs Design Packs
 


The six flowers shown above will form a bold and beautiful garden on quilts and wall hangings, or make a series of dish towels and tote bags. The designs are available in a design pack - get all 6 designs in the pack, for only $9.97! Click on a link below and add the pack to your basket.
 
The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md -  Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm -   Designs smaller than 4"x4"


3D Garden - Applique, In-the-Hoop


Light, sheer organza is available in a wide variety of colors. Stitch delicate petals and grow a garden on your embroidery projects! The flower designs are available in two forms, each with different techniques. The following designs are stitched right in the hoop! For project instructions, click here.
 
The largest three sizes of this design use seven petal layers; the smallest size uses six.

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.45" and 6.08"X5.83" and 5.05"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.73"



The largest three sizes of this design use seven petal layers; the smallest size uses six. The flower center is stitched in, holding the petals together firmly on pillows, placemats, wall hangings, and more!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.74"X7.74" and 5.79"X5.79" and 4.79"X4.79" and 3.83"X3.83"

 



Stitch colorful flowers on reusable totes for grocery shopping at the store or the farmers market. All sizes of this flower use seven layers of petals. Project instructions can be found here.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.23" and 6.22"X5.79" and 5.15"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.60"



The largest three sizes of this design use seven layers of petals; the smallest size uses six.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.88"



The largest two sizes of this butterfly use four layers for the wings; the smallest size uses three.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.79"X4.46" and 6.79"X3.89" and 3.86"X2.21"



The largest two sizes of this butterfly design use four layers of fabric for the wings; the smallest size uses three. Project instructions for stitching 3D designs can be found here.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.77"X5.34" and 6.85"X4.72" and 3.84"X2.36"



3D Applique Flowers

3D designs that are completed in the hoop are above -- the following are constructed differently. The flowers and butterflies below contain multiple files that are stitched and layered outside of the hoop. Stitch through the center, or add a button, to hold the layers together. When using this method, you can twist and turn the petals before stitching through the center. For instructions for this method, click here.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.45" and 6.08"X5.83" and 5.05"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.73"


The largest three sizes of this design contain seven petals; the smallest size contains six.



You can use one color of organza for all the petals, or use different colors, such as the example below.
 

Available in four sizes:
7.74"X7.74" and 5.79"X5.79" and 4.79"X4.79" and 3.83"X3.83"


The largest three sizes of this design contain seven petals; the smallest size contains six.



Constructing a 3D flower outside of the hoop allows you to rotate and turn the petals to achieve a more random, and less uniform look. The choice is yours!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.87" and 4.87"X4.87" and 3.87"X3.88"


All sizes of this design contain seven petals.



Stitch a colorful garden of these light and breezy flowers on placemats, table runners, curtains, wall hangings, and more!
 

Available in four sizes:
7.76"X7.23" and 6.22"X5.79" and 5.15"X4.79" and 3.86"X3.60"


All sizes of this design contain seven petals.



To illustrate the difference between the "in the hoop" version and the "out of the hoop" version, take a look at this side-by-side example. The design on the left is constructed and finished in the hoop, and the petals are uniform. The design on the right is constructed out of the hoop, and the petals were twisted and turned for a less uniform look. Choose the method that you prefer for the look that you desire! For instructions for making 3D flowers in the hoop, click here. For instructions that demonstrate how to make 3D flowers out of the hoop, click here.
 
3D flower constructed in the hoop   3D flower constructed out of the hoop
 

3D Daisy (in the hoop)   3D Rose (out of the hoop)   3D Poppy (out of the hoop)
   


Once you've constructed your lovely organza flowers, you can plant them just about anywhere! Sew or glue them onto garments, home decor, purses, and more for a look that's uniquely you. Choose as many colors of organza as you like to make one-of-a-kind treasures bloom!
 




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

This week's Crafty Collectible is: Spring Thimble


A new season, a new opportunity to freshen up garments, linens, and home decor items with embroidery. A charming thimble is bursting with sweet spring flowers.
 

Available in two sizes:
4.77"X5.61" and 3.29"X3.85"



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