Embroidery Library
Woodland Whimsy
Vintage Woodland

NEW THIS WEEK - September 4th, 2013

New vintage woodland designs bring both a dash of whimsy and impressive realism to your embroidery projects.

A forest comes to life with colorful creatures and beautiful hand embroidery-style stitches, softly sketched owls perch on autumn branches, and one-color owls are simply striking.

Woodland Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties round out the new designs in stitch filled and applique versions, sure to bring smiles with their big eyes and sweet faces.

Stroll down the page to see these excellent forest designs. Enjoy!

There's a hint of autumn in the air
with this week's new designs!


 


Woodland Whimsy (Vintage)

Trees and flowers come alive with color in whimsical woodland designs! A blend of stitches gives a delightful hand-stitched look to these fanciful forest scenes. Brighten flat-nap towels, pillow covers, shirts, and more with lighthearted and light-stitching designs.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.47" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.21" and 5.86" x 6.12" and 4.83" x 5.04"
  Available in four sizes:
7.28" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.40" and 5.85" x 6.27" and 4.89" x 5.24"


A buck emerges from the forest, while nearby a doe and her fawn pause in their travels. Add to flour sack towels for a delightful kitchen set.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.90" x 7.69" and 5.86" x 6.53" and 4.83" x 5.39"
  Available in three sizes:
7.80" x 6.77" and 6.74" x 5.85" and 5.56" x 4.84"


Animals stop and smell the flowers, too. Dreamy foliage and flowers give these designs a fairy tale feel -- perfect for nursery decor and baby shower gifts.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.39" and 7.29" x 6.90" and 6.18" x 5.85" and 5.10" x 4.83"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.35" and 7.32" x 6.90" and 6.21" x 5.85" and 5.12" x 4.83"


The blend of stitches and open areas give these designs a classic hand-stitched look, while the bright colors give them a contemporary flavor, too. Very fresh on fall tote bags!
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.26" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.40" and 5.86" x 6.29" and 4.86" x 5.21"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.59" and 7.09" x 6.90" and 6.01" x 5.85" and 5.02" x 4.89"


A wee hedgehog travels through an enchanted forest filled with good things to eat. The light and delicate stitches in this design are a perfect match for smooth fabric, like quilter's cotton, tea towels, linen, and broadcloth.
 
Available in four sizes:
7.80" x 7.20" and 7.48" x 6.90" and 6.35" x 5.86" and 5.28" x 4.87"


Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) Design Packs

The designs shown above can be ordered individually, or in a design pack! Stitch a whole forest of woodland whimsy with these designs! Light and bright vintage scenes are very sweet on low-nap towels, shirts, totes, pillow covers, quilts, and more.
 

Woodland Whimsy (Vintage) Design Packs

Buy 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"



A trio of owls join the birds on flowering branches in the same softly sketched, storybook style. Artful shading and color blending gives these woodland birds a dreamy, classic effect. On the left, the dramatic Great Horned Owl is the most widely distributed true owl in the Americas. On the right, a Barn Owl fluffs his impressive feathers among autumn leaves.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.81" x 7.53" and 7.09" x 6.85" and 6.07" x 5.85" and 5.05" x 4.87" and 3.86" x 3.72"
  Available in five sizes:
7.82" x 7.81" and 6.92" x 6.91" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.85" x 4.85" and 3.88" x 3.87"


Handsome owls make striking centerpieces for fall home decor projects such as wall hangings and pillow shams. The Great Grey Owl is sometimes called the Phantom of the North, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl, and Sooty Owl. By any name, he has a marvelous face!
 
Available in five sizes:
7.70" x 7.81" and 6.92" x 7.02" and 5.87" x 5.95" and 4.85" x 4.92" and 3.79" x 3.86"


Simply Owls

Stitchers love the one-color simply designs for their classic elegance and quick-stitching nature. Owls join the collection in striking new designs perfect for embellishing everything from towels and table linens to totes and T-shirts. Fast to stitch and fabulous, a Great Horned Owl (left) and a Barn Owl (right) are ready to land on your next project.
     
 
Available in four sizes:
7.23" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.45" and 5.86" x 6.32" and 4.86" x 5.25"
  Available in four sizes:
7.12" x 7.80" and 6.90" x 7.56" and 5.86" x 6.42" and 4.86" x 5.33"


Twenty-one species of Screech Owls are presently known, but new ones are still being discovered on a regular basis, especially in the Andes. Discover how wonderful these one-color owls are on wall hangings, tote bags, and mini-quilts!
 
Available in four sizes:
6.89" x 8.04" and 6.69" x 7.80" and 5.86" x 6.84" and 4.86" x 5.67"


Woodland Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties

The original Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties are wildly popular, and dozens of requests have been pouring in for more. Meet the newest cuties -- Woodland Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties! They've got their eyes on you in stitch-filled and applique versions. Get both for excellent project versatility! Click here for applique embroidery instructions.

A squirrel keeps an eye on his acorn in a design kids will go nuts over on quilts and towels.
 
 Stitch-filled version   Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85" x 4.97" and 3.76" x 3.86" and 2.44" x 2.50"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87" x 5.00" and 3.78" x 3.88"


This raccoon may look relaxed but he's wide awake. Combine with all the Woodland cuties for a sweet baby blanket.
 
 Stitch-filled version    Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
4.85" x 6.19" and 3.01" x 3.86" and 1.96" x 2.51"
  Available in two sizes:
4.87" x 6.15" and 3.08" x 3.88"


Bold stripes and big eyes make this skunk a welcome sight. Add to bath towels and bibs for a decoration that's anything but odious!
 
 Stitch-filled version    Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
6.08" x 4.85" and 3.85" x 3.07" and 2.51" x 2.00"
  Available in two sizes:
6.04" x 4.87" and 3.88" x 3.14"


Whether stitch-filled or applique, this fawn is the darling of any forest. Very cute on onesies, burp clothes, and diaper bags. Click here for applique embroidery instructions.
 
 Stitch-filled version    Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86" x 5.55" and 3.37" x 3.85" and 2.19" x 2.50"
  Available in two sizes:
4.88" x 5.55" and 3.43" x 3.90"


Hop on over to your embroidery machine to stitch this darling bunny.
 
 Stitch-filled version    Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
4.86" x 5.83" and 3.22" x 3.86" and 2.08" x 2.50"
  Available in two sizes:
4.86" x 5.69" and 3.32" x 3.88"


A busy little beaver is a friendly addition to bibs, baby bags, blankets, and more.
 
 Stitch-filled version    Applique version
 
Available in three sizes:
5.16" x 4.85" and 3.86" x 3.63" and 2.50" x 2.36"
  Available in two sizes:
5.12" x 4.87" and 3.87" x 3.68"


Woodland Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties (Applique) Design Packs

Woodland Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties are irresistible! Individual designs and design packs are available in stitch filled and applique versions. Add to baby bibs, blankets, and garments as well as tote bags, wall hangings, and mini-quilts for infinite adorableness.

Below you'll find links to the stitch-filled design pack, and the applique pack. Each pack contains 6 designs and is priced at only $9.97!


Stitch-filled version
 

 


Applique version
 

Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties Design Pack

 

Wide-Eyed Lil' Cuties (Applique) Design Pack


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Md - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"
  The pack is available in 2 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 5" x 7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4" x 4"

 


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."

Helen loved the Bee on Rose and Ladybug on Succulent designs, and suggested two more winners in this close-up collection. The Butterfly on Coneflower and Dragonfly on Dahlia designs give a unique view of the garden world. Stitch onto a wall hanging or pillow sham for dramatic effect. Or, create a work of art in a frame! Thank you, Helen, for the excellent ideas.
     
 
Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.90" and 5.87" x 5.86" and 4.87" x 4.87" and 3.89" x 3.88"
  Available in five sizes:
7.80" x 7.80" and 6.91" x 6.91" and 5.87" x 5.87" and 4.88" x 4.88" and 3.89" x 3.89"

 

Free project instructions

Free Project Instructions!

The cathedral window quilt block is a classic one, and a natural way to showcase embroidery designs. This week Kenny put a twist on the traditional block and made a pillow to display his favorite autumn designs.

Step-by-step instructions show you how it's done. Choose your favorite autumn-themed designs or make a variation and get ready for winter and the holiday season!

Click here for free project instructions!



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