What's more refreshing than a sunny day on the farm? Creating country landscapes with wool applique and embroidery, of course! Seven farmland scenes invite your admiration on six pillows and a box lid. Just for fun, designer Elizabeth Angus also included an eighth design—a pillow featuring pretty heart appliques. Each project is embroidered with pearl cotton and sometimes a little silk ribbon. Some of the designs invite you to add a few buttons for cute-and-cozy details. All of these wooly creations are so heartwarming to see, you'll want to scatter them around the house. Why not place one of the smaller pillows in your sewing room to use as an oversize pincushion? This is whimsical woolgathering at its very best!
When Elizabeth Angus isn’t outdoors admiring the beauty of nature or working in her flower and vegetable gardens, she’s busy indoors with her needle and thread. She started working with patchwork when her two children, Robby and Julianne, were young. Elizabeth and her husband of 40 years recently moved to Idaho. The devoted quilter and embroiderer shares her life at sunflowerfieldspatternco.blogspot.com.
Big, beautiful blooms are popping up on these nature-themed quilts, and each one is so sweet to sew! The seasonal quilt designs by Elizabeth Angus combine traditional and fun paper piecing techniques. Their applique designs are added using simple needle-turn hand-stitching or blanket-stitch machine applique. The blossoms are easy to create by sewing and turning their petals. It’s also a breeze to add gathered circles for the centers. The quilts range in size from wall hanging to lap throw, so you can decorate your home in pretty flowers all year! Each accented with 3-dimensional flowers, 6 pieced quilts with seasonal themes include Gentle Snow, Springtime, Summer Breeze, Autumn Leaves, 15 Pumpkins, and Cowboy Christmas.