Last week I spent a lot of time writing about the VerMehrens and their Home Art Studio Company. But to be honest, although their quilt designs are exciting, the designs are often way above my (mediocre) piecing skills.
I found something in their advertisements that captured my imagination more: their ads for baby clothes patterns.
I have long wanted to embroider a quilt with little children in various outfits. It's like a quilter's version of coloring paper dolls. 😊 The problem was that I didn't like the patterns I found.
Until I discovered the Needle Art Novelties ads in the newspapers.
The more I printed out these illustrations, the more I was captivated. After my mom came home from the hospital, she started to get excited about the project too. We love the small details!
I can size the images on Word so that the children are uniform in size. If you've never traced an embroidery pattern from an image, a light box is helpful (walmart has them for about $15). I use Frixion pens to apply my designs on my fabric because the ink disappears by applying a steam iron.