Embroidery Library
Summertime Blues
Summertime Blues

NEW THIS WEEK - June 25th, 2014


Catch the summertime blues! New designs add cool tones and fresh color to summer embroidery projects.

Enjoy the classic style of Delft blue with graceful birds and beautifully decorated birdhouses in subtle blue shades. Refresh home decor items and more with these elegant designs!

Bluebirds perch and flutter among delicate blossoms in sweet summertime squares for pillow shams, wall hangings, and quilts. Light bluework recipes for mint juleps, iced coffee, lemonade, and more make tasty additions to summer stitching.

Scroll down the page to see all these exciting designs and more!

Create a fresh look this summer with a quilted table topper in cool blue hues. Click here for free project instructions!

Delft Blue Birdhouses

Bring beauty to your embroidery projects with birds and birdhouses in the cool tones of classic Delft blue. As the summer days heat up, soothing blue hues are a treat for the eyes and a lovely way to refresh home decor, tote bags, quilts, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
7.60" x 6.91" and 6.45" x 5.86" and 5.27" x 4.79"


Summertime blues never looked better, as stylish birdhouses provide a resting place for sweet tweet birds. Very elegant on wall hangings and quilts, and as framed embroidery.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.32" x 6.91" and 6.21" x 5.86" and 5.15" x 4.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.78" x 7.65" and 7.00" x 6.88" and 5.95" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.78" 


Invite a few fancy feathered friends to tea! Dress up a set of tea towels with Delft blue birds for a delightful addition to the kitchen. Very nice on appliance covers and tea cozies, too.
     
   
 Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.57" and 6.94" x 5.84" and 5.76" x 4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.46" x 6.91" and 6.32" x 5.85" and 5.24" x 4.86"


Choose your favorite Delft blue birdhouses and add to pillow shams for a delightful addition to any room. Subtle blue colors coordinate with almost any decor!
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.54" x 7.78" and 6.87" x 7.10" and 5.85" x 6.05" and 4.84" x 5.00"
  Available in three sizes:
6.82" x 7.79" and 5.84" x 6.67" and 4.84" x 5.52"
 


The pleasing tones of Delft blue bring a breath of fresh air to embroidery projects. Stitch onto placemats and table runners to add a cool new look to dining room decor.
     
   
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.60" and 7.09" x 6.91" and 6.02" x 5.86" and 4.98" x 4.86"
   Available in three sizes:
7.41" x 6.90" and 6.29" x 5.85" and 5.21" x 4.85"


Delft Blue Birdhouses Design Packs

Create an entire aviary of Delft blue birds and birdhouses with the design pack! Charming birdhouses, finely feathered birds, and fresh blossoms make lovely embellishments for summertime stitching.
 

Delft Blue Birdhouses Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 9 designs, priced at only $14.97! 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" x 7.9"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"



Delft Blue Country Blossoms

Create a classic look with Delft blue country blossoms surrounding an antique hand water pump. Just imagining the cool well water bubbling out of this vintage pump brings a moment of relief from the summer heat! A design that brings back simpler days is handsome on kitchen towels, wall hangings, quilts, tote bags, and more.
 
Available in three sizes:
6.88" x 8.96" and 5.83" x 7.59" and 4.85" x 6.32"


Let Delft blue flowers bloom on your embroidery projects! A Fiesta-style pitcher is bursting with blossoms, while a vase showcases a bouquet of fresh flowers. Absolutely gorgeous on home decor, tote bags, towels, and more!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.82" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.71" and 4.84" x 5.54"
  Available in three sizes:
6.92" x 7.62" and 5.83" x 6.42" and 4.87" x 5.36"


Summertime Bluebirds and Blooms
 
 
With summer in full bloom, the birds are so happy perching among flowering branches and bright blossoms.

Pretty pink and lavender petals provide a pleasing contrast to the birds' blue feathers, and bring a brilliant splash of color to projects.

Stitch them all into a beautiful quilt! Arranged as they are in the photo at left, the branches and flowers flow into one gorgeous summertime portrait.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.83" x 4.83" and 3.85" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.86" and 4.84" x 4.83" and 3.85" x 3.85"


Flowers, branches, and birds add so much interest to the profile of these square shapes. They're perfect on everything from pillow shams and wall hangings to trivets and tote bags.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.74" and 6.95" x 6.90" and 5.90" x 5.85" and 4.84" x 4.81" and 3.85" x 3.82"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.78" and 6.92" x 6.90" and 5.86" x 5.85" and 4.85" x 4.84" and 3.86" x 3.84"


Let your imagination take flight and stitch a whole new look for summer with these sweet birds! Dress up a skirt, shirt, jacket back, and pants for fresh fashion sure to bring compliments winging your way.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.73" and 6.97" x 6.90" and 5.91" x 5.85" and 4.87" x 4.82" and 3.85" x 3.82"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.94" x 6.90" and 5.89" x 5.85" and 4.86" x 4.83" and 3.85" x 3.83"


Stitch bluebirds of happiness onto your next project! You'll be glad you did. Very bright on kitchen trivets and wall hangings, as well as tote bags and towels.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.78" x 7.80" and 6.88" x 6.90" and 5.83" x 5.85" and 4.84" x 4.85" and 3.84" x 3.85"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.79" and 6.90" x 6.89" and 5.85" x 5.84" and 4.84" x 4.84" and 3.85" x 3.85"


A pair of bluebirds rest among bright blossoms in a peaceful design. Lovely on a mini-quilt!
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.76" and 6.93" x 6.90" and 5.88" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.82" and 3.86" x 3.84"


A bluebird and blossoms border decorates quilts, tablecloths, placemats, and more with style.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 2.87" and 6.90" x 2.54" and 5.85" x 2.15" and 4.85" x 1.79" and 3.85" x 1.42"


Coordinate a floral corner for a cheerful look, and personalize projects with a pretty label.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
2.86" x 2.85" and 2.53" x 2.52" and 2.15" x 2.14" and 1.78" x 1.77" and 1.41" x 1.41"
  Available in three sizes:
8.86" x 5.86" and 6.85" x 4.54" and 3.85" x 2.56"


Summertime Bluebirds and Blooms Design Packs

Celebrate summer with the Summertime Bluebirds and Blooms Design Pack! Get all the sweet bluebirds and flowers at the best price, and brighten all kinds of projects. Absolutely charming on quilts, wall hangings, pillow covers, towels, totes, and much more.
 

Summertime Bluebirds and Blossoms Design Packs

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 12 designs, on sale now, priced at only $19.97! Five 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 5 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9" x 7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7" x 11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6" x 10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"



Create a fresh look for summer with new fern pinwheel medallions. Pretty swirling shapes are light and lovely on everything from shirts to skirts and pillow covers to quilts.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.59" x 6.90" and 6.45" x 5.87" and 5.34" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.50"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.27" and 7.40" x 6.90" and 6.28" x 5.85" and 5.20" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.59"


Stitch sweet symmetry onto towels, tote bags, linens, and more for a cooling, crafty touch.
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.53" and 7.17" x 6.91" and 6.10" x 5.88" and 5.04" x 4.86" and 3.86" x 3.72"


Bluework Recipes

Light-stitching bluework is the perfect recipe for summer refreshment! One-color designs are easy breezy on flour sack and tea towels, and a delight on quilter's cotton and Jersey knit. Stitch a cool mint julep and New Orleans iced coffee and beat the heat in style!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 7.75" and 5.85" x 6.57" and 4.85" x 5.45"
  Available in four sizes:
7.47" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.20" and 5.85" x 6.10" and 4.85" x 5.06"


Add a touch of sweetness to your embroidery projects! Thai chai iced coffee and a root beer float are tasty embellishments on kitchen towels, aprons, trivets, and more.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 7.69" and 5.86" x 6.53" and 4.86" x 5.42"
  Available in four sizes:
7.35" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.32" and 5.85" x 6.20" and 4.85" x 5.15"


Start your day with a healthy blueberry smoothie, then relax in the afternoon with a glass of iced lemonade. Both are fast and fabulous on lightweight, flat-nap fabrics of all kinds.
     
   
Available in three sizes:
6.69" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.82" and 4.85" x 5.66" 
  Available in four sizes:
7.52" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.16" and 5.85" x 6.07" and 4.85" x 5.03"


Special Request of the Week

This space is reserved each week for one customer's request, and this week's request for the Bouvier des Flandres comes from Kathy. This rugged breed is also very even tempered, making them ideal farm dogs. Their double coat protects them from the harshest weather. They need lots of exercise, so large spaces are best for these hard-working dogs. Add a Bouvier des Flandres sketch to towels, pillow shams, tote bags, and more! Thanks for your great suggestion, Kathy!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.81" x 7.39" and 7.28" x 6.90" and 6.20" x 5.88" and 5.14" x 4.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.72" x 6.89" and 6.55" x 5.86" and 5.44" x 4.85"


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