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Jacobean Summer

 

Jacobean Summer
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NEW THIS WEEK - June 5th 2013
Bring the elegance and grace of the Jacobean art tradition to your embroidery projects! New designs are filled with fanciful flowers, fruitful plants, and creatures of the earth.

This week's designs are alive with wonderful colors and textures, just right for summer stitching. Intricate squares are stunning centerpieces to quilts and home decor.

Jacobean fruit trees are simpler with contemporary appeal. They're tasty additions to kitchen and dining decor. And, feather quilting squares and borders are a beautiful way to bind fabric and batting together. Use for any quilted item, from full quilts to placemats to quilted tote bags!
One way to use these new designs is to
make a beautiful cover for any and every pillow. Click here for a free tutorial!


Jacobean Summer Squares

Fine arts flourished under James I during the Jacobean era, and became increasingly rich in color, detail, and design. Following this tradition, Jacobean floral blooms in soft colors are rich in detail, and ready to blossom on your embroidery projects. Stitch onto totes, towels, wall hangings, and pillow shams to add graceful beauty to your home decor.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.67" and 5.95"X5.85" and 4.95"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.80"


A bird with delightful scarlet and rose hues blends elegantly into flowers with the same coloring. The green swirling leaves and branches add graceful energy. Stitch in the colors that we have used, or choose your own that match your personal preference and taste.
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.75" and 5.92"X5.87" and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.84"


The flowing lines of a butterfly's wings are echoed in the graceful curves of the flowers and leaves. A series of framed pieces with any of the other coordinating Jacobean butterfly, bird, and flower squares will make an eye-catching arrangement.
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.74" and 5.89"X5.85" and 4.88"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.83"


The delicate leaves curling off the branch add a subtle contrast to the bold, vibrant flower blossoms. The traditional Jacobean art style and the showy blooms are a perfect blend for home decor items.
Available in four sizes:
7.70"X7.79" and 5.86"X5.91" and 4.86"X4.90" and 3.83"X3.86"


The eye moves effortlessly from flowers to feathers in this elegant design, making it almost as if the bird is yet another blossom. Gorgeous on tote bags, pillow shams, wall hangings, and quilts.
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 5.84"X5.83" and 4.86"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.83"


Pair the Jacobean butterfly squares on pillow shams for a delightful summer look! The star-shaped flowers are reminiscent of the starbursts in the butterfly's wings, creating a pleasing look for home decor.
Available in four sizes:
7.79"X7.66" and 5.97"X5.87" and 4.91"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.80"


Jacobean Summer Squares Design Packs

Grow a Jacobean garden this summer with all the blooms, butterflies, and birds in the design pack! Pillow shams, framed embroidery, tote bags, wall hangings, and more will be elegant and beautiful with these designs.

Jacobean Summer Squares Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $17.97! 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"

 



Jacobean Fruit Trees

Fruit and blossoms are as fresh as can be in the designs below. The Jacobean style emphasized natural elements, with graceful lines. This is represented in the flowing foliage of the leaves and branches -- along with a contemporary dash of line and color. Lush fruit hangs from branches bright with flowers. Curving leaves add soft elegance to all the designs. Pair the trees with coordinating fruit-and-branch sprays on garments, pillows, wall hangings, and table linens for a very "a-peeling" look!

Add colorful style to towels, quilts, and totes with fresh peaches and delicate blooms.
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.11" and 6.43"X5.86" and 5.34"X4.86"

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.22" and 7.81"X3.51" and 6.86"X3.08"


These oranges are bursting with color! Bright fruit is framed by fabulous feathery Jacobean foliage, in a design ready to add fresh-squeezed fashion anywhere you stitch it.
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.58" and 6.05"X5.88" and 5.01"X4.86"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.73" and 7.80"X3.93" and 6.86"X3.46"


Create your own personal vintage with juicy grapes on wine bags and reusable grocery bags. Coordinate with the spray below for a fresh and flavorful combination.
Available in three sizes:
7.78"X7.74" and 5.87"X5.85" and 4.87"X4.85"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X5.03" and 7.80"X4.18" and 6.87"X3.68"


Add zest to your embroidery projects with luscious lemons. Bright blossoms, curving leaves, and flowing branches add a graceful touch to the fruit. Delightful on towels and table linens!
Available in three sizes:
7.38"X7.77" and 5.81"X6.12" and 4.85"X5.11"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.17" and 7.80"X3.46" and 6.87"X3.05"


Let plump plums and delicate blossoms bloom on kitchen linens. Brilliantly colored leaves and ripe fruit make an irresistible combination on towels, potholders, and curtains.
Available in three sizes:
7.80"X7.37" and 6.19"X5.85" and 5.14"X4.86"

Available in three sizes:
9.38"X4.31" and 7.79"X3.58" and 6.86"X3.16"


Bring Jacobean elegance to the dining room by planting an apple tree and branch on table linens. Placemats and napkins are natural places for these bright designs.
Available in three sizes:
7.60"X7.78" and 5.84"X5.98" and 4.85"X4.96"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X4.23" and 7.80"X3.52" and 6.87"X3.09"


Mouth-watering strawberries hang from graceful branches in fanciful, flowing designs. Create tasty summer apparel with these sweet fruit on shirts and skirts.
Available in three sizes:
7.79"X6.37" and 7.11"X5.82" and 5.94"X4.86"

Available in three sizes:
9.39"X3.65" and 7.80"X3.03" and 6.86"X2.67"


"Pear" the fresh Jacobean fruit tree and spray for an attractive towel set.  Pillow shams are also a terrific spot to plant these captivatingly fresh designs.
Available in three sizes:
7.55"X7.80" and 5.86"X6.05" and 4.85"X5.01"

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.91" and 7.81"X4.08" and 6.86"X3.58"


Pomegranates will please the eye on wall hangings and quilts. Welcome banners and garden flags will also highlight their natural appeal.
Available in three sizes:
7.81"X7.22" and 6.35"X5.86" and 5.26"X4.86"

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.24" and 7.81"X3.52" and 6.86"X3.09"




Jacobean Fruit Trees Design Packs

Plant all the fresh Jacobean fruit, and have enough for a beautiful serving a day with the design pack. Tasteful additions to towels, pillow shams, summer shirts, and more!

Jacobean Fruit Trees Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 18 designs, priced at only $32.97! 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"x10"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Jacobean Feather Quilting Squares
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.73" and 5.90"X5.85" and 4.90"X4.86" and 3.90"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.96" and 5.90"X3.00" and 4.90"X2.49" and 3.90"X1.98"


Similar flower shapes bloom in the square and the rectangle below, making it a breeze to coordinate on quilts, wall hangings, and more.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.72" and 5.90"X5.84" and 4.90"X4.85" and 3.90"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X4.01" and 5.90"X3.04" and 4.89"X2.52" and 3.89"X2.00"


A fancy Jacobean bird perches in the branches in the square, while similar flowing branches and leaves decorate the rectangle. Add to garments and tote bags as well as quilts, for a beautiful and traditional look.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.74" and 5.90"X5.86" and 4.90"X4.86" and 3.90"X3.87"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.74" and 5.90"X2.83" and 4.90"X2.35" and 3.90"X1.87"

 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.81" and 5.90"X5.91" and 4.90"X4.91" and 3.85"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.74" and 5.90"X2.83" and 4.90"X2.35" and 3.85"X1.85"


A butterfly's wings flow right into the flowers she flies through. These simple designs can also embellish a single stabilized layer of fabric -- perfect for dressing up quilt blocks, towels, garments, and more.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.90" and 4.90"X4.90" and 3.90"X3.90"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.36" and 5.89"X2.54" and 4.90"X2.11" and 3.89"X1.68"


Look closely, or you'll miss the delicate butterfly in the middle of these flowers!
 
Available in four sizes:
7.78"X7.80" and 5.88"X5.90" and 4.89"X4.90" and 3.84"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X3.96" and 5.90"X2.99" and 4.89"X2.49" and 3.90"X1.98"


Jacobean Summer Feather Quilting Design Packs

Jacobean Summer Feather Quilting Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, priced at only $7.97! 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"



Special Requests of the Week

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

In the past, we experimented with the illuminated lettering style to create the words Dream, Faith, Hope, and Love. Cherie and Christine were charmed by this classic style, and requested words that were meaningful to them. Fancywork around the bold first letter, and filigree curves around each word, add grace and elegance to pillow shams, Bible covers, wall hangings, and more!
 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X5.64" and 7.81"X4.68" and 6.83"X4.10" and 3.86"X2.32"

 
Available in four sizes:
9.41"X4.98" and 7.81"X4.13" and 6.86"X3.63" and 3.88"X2.06"


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