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Soft Shadow Floral

NEW THIS WEEK - January 31st, 2007:

Soft Shadow Floral

Free Project Instructions!

Bring spring to your windows with a pretty, fabric valance.

Sew a breath of fresh air with dreamy floral designs digitized for sheer elegance.  Light and lovely wildflowers take on a new, contemporary flair. The essence of exotic blossoms surprise the imagination in quick-to-sew panels, squares, singles, and trios
-- even applique triptychs.


Digitized to produce a wispy, see-through effect, these winsome
floral designs will partner handsomely with background fabrics for dramatic results. Play with this layering of thread and fabric color, and each new combination will offer a new magical interpretation of the designs -- from that of quiet reflection to shimmering splash.


Revel in every colorful mood this week, and enjoy the designs!

Soft Shadows in Frames
A wonderful antidote for winter blues, gossamer blossoms of soft and airy color lift our spirits
as they sew quickly and effortlessly on every fabric --  from linen and cotton to silk and organza --
on home decor, fashionable shirts, skirts, jackets, and bags.


Water Lily Soft Shadow Square
Nodding their translucent heads above softly floating lily pads, water lily blossoms will bring the
essence of Monet's garden to linens and home decorating.
Available in three sizes:
7.76"X7.77" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.90"

Apple Soft Shadow Square
Like little glass baubles, a pair of apples remain transfixed in their frame.
Lovely in any season for kitchen accessories, framed art, and quilt blocks.
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.87"

Violet Soft Shadow Square
Soft as fairy wings, sweet violets are the first to lighten hearts in spring woodlands.
Available in three sizes:
7.77"X7.77" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.90"X4.90"

Cherry Blossom Soft Shadow Square
Throughout the world's temperate regions, people look forward with eagerness to the week
when the cherry trees blossom. Soft delicate flowers, so ephemeral, are captured here for
sewing on bed linens, table decor, and fashionable clothing and accessories.
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.79" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.88"

Rose Soft Shadow Square
Prized for its beauty and fragrance the rose has a long history of symbolism. The ancient Greeks identified the rose with Venus, their goddess of love.  Victorian roses had a language all their own --
with every color symbolizing nuances of love from jealousy to devotion to sympathy to gratitude.
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.80" and 5.90"X5.87" and 4.90"X4.88"

Frangipani Soft Shadow Square
Best known for its use in Hawaiian leis, the frangipani, or plumeria, is native to the tropics of the Western Hemisphere, but its luscious flower now blooms on trees or shrubs in tropics throughout the world. Its blossoms range from shades of yellow to pink, and they are most fragrant at night.
Available in three sizes:
7.82"X7.81" and 5.90"X5.89" and 4.89"X4.89"

Poppy Soft Shadow Panel
Showy flowers, one per stem, are a treat to see blooming en masse in the garden or rustling in the wind on a hillside. Colors range from red to pink, white, yellow, orange, and blue.
  Lily Soft Shadow Panel
A most versatile flower, the lily bursts into bloom in almost every color and every size imaginable. Subtle and delicate in pink or yellow or daring and dashing in brilliant oranges and vibrant reds.
Available in three sizes:
4.81"X9.42" and
4.01"X7.82" and 3.51"X6.87"
  Available in three sizes:
4.82"X9.42" and 4.00"X7.82" and 3.52"X6.88"

Tulip Soft Shadow Panel
In every color of the rainbow, tulips dance in the garden like sweet ballerinas. Softly in pastels, they make a sweet impression; loudly, in boisterous red on black, they'll take a dramatic pose.
  Berries Soft Shadow Panel
From summer through wintertime, berries decorate our gardens and provide food for hungry birds. But most of all, they make a colorful statement embroidered on contrasting fabrics.
Available in three sizes:
4.85"X9.42" and
4.01"X7.82" and 3.53"X6.88"
  Available in three sizes:
4.83"X9.41" and
3.99"X7.82" and 3.50"X6.84"

Hibiscus Soft Shadow Panel
Sound the trumpets! The hibiscus (or rosemallow) belongs to a large family, and its spectacular blooms can be found in every tropical region.
  Daffodil Soft Shadow Panel
A harbinger of spring, the golden daffodil (or white, peach, orange, or pink) is a welcome sight at our doorsteps and in our dining rooms.
Available in three sizes:
4.81"X9.42" and
4.01"X7.82" and 3.52"X6.89"
  Available in three sizes:
4.83"X9.41" and
3.99"X7.81" and 3.50"X6.85"

Soft Shadow Singles
Individual blossoms -- echoes of flowers from frames, panels, and triptychs -- inspire the imagination.
Create fashionable combinations of the designs on shirts, jeans, and jackets or embroider solo splashes of diaphanous color on linens and home decor.
Violet Soft Shadow - single   Hibiscus Soft Shadow - single
Available in two sizes:
4.73"X6.79" and 2.70"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.80"X6.38" and 2.88"X3.85"

Daffodil Soft Shadow - single   Thistle Flower Soft Shadow - single
Available in two sizes:
4.83"X5.21" and 3.57"X3.85"
  Available in two sizes:
4.81"X6.41" and 2.89"X3.88"

Rose Soft Shadow - single   Lily Soft Shadow - single
Available in two sizes:
3.97"X6.82" and 2.23"X3.84"
  Available in two sizes:
4.50"X6.85" and 2.51"X3.85"

Water Lily Soft Shadow - single   Tulip Soft Shadow - single 
The lotus lily of this aquatic family, known to many as the sacred lotus of Hinduism and Buddhism, is the national flower of India.
Lotus roots are widely used in widely in Asian cooking.

Available in two sizes:
6.82"X3.68" and 3.85"X2.10"
  Available in two sizes:
2.49"X6.88" and 1.38"X3.85"

Harebell and Trellis - Soft Shadow Trio
Flowering between July and October this little perennial wildflower brings color to the dry grasslands of Britain and Northern Europe. In Scotland, the Harebell is called the "Bluebell."  With translucent blossoms framed by hints of trellis, this light border design will flatter linens and tableware.
Available in three sizes:
9.38"X4.60" and
7.80"X3.81" and 6.81"X3.33"

Willow Groundsel Trio - Soft Shadow
The willow groundsel is a member of the sun-loving aster family. Blossoming with tiny disk-like flower heads characteristic of sunflowers, the bushes grow in abundance in sunny high desert country. Matched with geometric shapes, these flowers form a lovely border that would be equally at home gracing spring pillow cases and sheets and sizzling the hems of shirts and resort wear.
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.27" and 7.80"X2.71" and 6.76"X2.35"

Sunflower Trio - Soft Shadow triptych
A happy trio of sunflowers in the light-sewing style of Soft Shadow will be a
day-brightener in colorful golds and greens. 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.98" and 7.81"X2.47" and 6.86"X2.19"

Thistle Flower Trio - Soft Shadow triptych
A thorny trio, yes, but gorgeous from afar. Many thistles have developed an "artichoke" appearance
at their flower's hub. It launches a poof -- a tuft of color that catches every ray of sun before it ripens
into thistledown to be dispersed by the wind. A wonderful tribute to wanderlust.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.02" and
7.81"X2.52" and 6.86"X2.21"

A Soft Shadows Floral

Click on the links or images below to see the designs included in the pack, and add this pack to your shopping cart!
All designs smaller than 8 x 10 All designs smaller than 7.9 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 6 x 10
All designs smaller than 5.5 x 7.9 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

Frangipani Floral Triptych - Soft Shadow Applique
The Frangipani flower is known by different names all over the world. To Europeans, it is plumeria for the Frenchman who named it. Because of the way its blossoms sit high on thin leafless branches, this image translated to "temple tree" in India; "Dead Man's Fingers" in Australia; and "cacalloxochitl, which means "crow flower" in Mexico.
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X2.78" and
7.81"X2.30" and 6.84"X2.02"

Magnolia Triptych - Soft Shadow Applique
The round shape of the magnolia fills the geometry of a square, and lends itself to this trendy threesome in an applique you'll love applying to trendy totes and belts, or perfect placemats and trivets.
Available in three sizes:
9.43"X3.00" and
7.83"X2.52" and 6.89"X2.20"

Special Request of the Week
Embroidery Library is always inspired by your design suggestions, and we thank you for sending
us tons of terrific ideas, which we regularly incorporate into the weekly design themes. As a way
to expand on designs for specific quests, this space is dedicated to the "Request of the Week."
Here is this week's request:


"My teenage son loves to paintball," Jodi wrote about her request. "We found patterns for splats,
helmets, and some other paintball-like pictures digitized, but he wanted a paintball marker for his hat." Here it is -- marker, paint, and all in three sizes for hats, shirts, and bags! We sure hope that he's an expert at ducking for cover, or there'll be some extra paint spatters amidst Jodi's thread art!
Available in three sizes:
7.08"X5.86" and 5.85"X4.86" and 3.85"X3.20"
Camouflage Heart - All-Terrain Digital Camo

A few weeks ago we presented camouflage hearts to wear on our sleeves and remember
our friends, brothers, sisters, children, and grandchildren serving in armed forces around
the world. Karen wrote in and mentioned that there's a new type of camouflage, called
All Terrain Digital. Karen requested another heart with this type of pattern, and we're
excited to add it to the assortment of hearts. Thanks, Karen!
Available in two sizes:
 5.34"X4.84" and 3.85"X3.49"

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