A few months ago, some of us got together to brainstorm about introducing some new contemporary projects to Connecting Threads. We each came up with a project to design and offer on the site as a free pattern! It's so neat, it's the first thing I've ever designed that someone else has made.
Cute As A Cupcake tote
My projects were designed to show ways to use applique.
In addition to drawing up the patterns for the actual applique and writing the pattern, I also sewed an applique example so that the test sewer and the person sewing the photo samples would know how I wanted the applique to look.
Before I worked on this project, I'd never done a blanket stitch, but it was pretty easy and gave me the look I wanted.
See how it turned out?
I had LOTS of help writing the patterns, and they've been tested twice, so the instructions are clear and easy to use, even for a beginner like me. You can see them up on the web here
along with the quilts, coasters, and pillows Melissa, Katie, and Christina designed.