Monday, October 31, 2011

Free pattern day ! Redwork (part 1)

Embroidery is red hot, and many artists and designers are combining embroidery with quilting. Here are some inspiring free designs for Redwork (embroidery with red thread on a white or off-white background). If you aren't already an aficionado, perhaps these patterns will change your mind.  Note: This post was updated on February 7, 2015.


St. Joseph in redwork, free embroidery pattern by Monica Solorio-Snow at the Happy Zombie


Redwork Birdie Stitches embroidery by Starwood Quilter, based on the free Birdie Stitches block-of-the-month patterns at Coriander Quilts


Bee it ever so humble by Kaaren Johnston at The Painted Quilt (Nova Scotia)


Quilter's Watch by Noelia at más telitas (Barcelona) (For a translation to another language, click on this link: Quilter's Watch blog post)

A whimsical alarm clock in redwork... this 14-hour clock is longer than most! Noelia says: "Now with this watch you will have more time to sew in the day."  The link to the Quilter's Watch template is at the very bottom of the post. Thank you, Noelia.

Alice in Wonderland free patterns by Ruthann Zaroff at Mirkwood Designs

We've always loved Alice in Wonderland and we've admired Ruthann Zaroff's work for ages, so we were excited to find her free redwork patterns - including many Alice characters - on her projects page.  At Mirkwood Designs you can find Ruthann's Adventures in Creativity podcasts, recipes and so much more.

Catalicious BOM, free redwork patterns by Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly (Australia)


Shown above is a Catalicious block made by Cathy at les Broderies de Cathy.  Twelve adorable blocks are available at Red Brolly as of this writing.

Christmas embroidery sampler by designer Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly


The Wish Redwork Christmas Quilt, free patterns by Bronwyn Hayes at Red Brolly

 Bronwyn Hayes has shared an entire set of patterns for her fabulous Wish Quilt, shown above.  You can check out the whole quilt plus instructions at the link above the quilt; the detail of one of the blocks is shown below.

  
Dog embroidery, free patterns by Wendy Vosters (Netherlands)


Wendy Vosters is a teacher, paper-piecing expert and author of Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts.  These cute redwork patterns are portraits of her own dogs.

Sleepytime girl, hand embroidery tutorial by Juby Sarah Roxy at Rocksea


At her website, Rocksea, you can find articles and lessons explaining many different embroidery stitches.

Redwork alphabet A-Z and Redwork Chicken Weathervane and Laurel Wreath with Bird by Cheryl C. Fall for About.com


Nasturtiums pillow, free redwork pattern by Alex Anderson at Alex Anderson Quilts

 

Friends at my Garden Gate, free redwork embroidery patterns by Betty Alderman for AQS at Quilt Views (includes free squirrel, mouse, bird duck, bunny, turtle, butterfly, frog, and garden gate patterns)



And there's more..... see Part 2 of free Redwork projects !

Image credits:  All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Free pattern day! Red and white quilts (part two)

Here are free red-and-white quilt patterns from the archive at Quilt Inspiration. This post was updated on August 1, 2016.  For Part 1 of red-and-white quilts, click here; for Canadian flag patterns, click here.


Sprouts of Joy table runner tutorial at Art Gallery Fabrics 


Toile Stars quilt, 56 x 68”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Modern Vortex quilt, 52 x 52” with borders, free pattern by Debby Kratovil (PDF download)


Ooh La La mini quilt, 20 x 20”, free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


Charmer quilt, ~51 x 63”, by Anneliese Johnson of Eye Candy Quilts for Dear Stella Design  (PDF download)



Raspberry Parlour quilt, 51 x 60”, free pattern by Sue Daley for Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

 

Simple Sawtooth Star quilt tutorial by Honeybear Lane for Riley Blake Designs


Red and White quilt, 42 x 55", by Lynn Harris for Fairfield World


Red and White quilt, 60 x 72", free pattern by Susan Emory for Michael Miller Fabrics


Ruby Sparkler quilt, 96 x 96", free pattern at McCalls Quilting



Renaissance Waves quilt tutorial by Karin Vail for Moda Bakeshop


Infinite Possibilities quilt, free pattern by John Kubiniec for McCalls Quilting


Red Hot Flash quilt, free pattern by Debby Kratovil Quilts


Made in Cherry quilt pattern by Sarah Fielke for Lecien (PDF download)


Seeing red quilt tutorial by Allison Harris at Cluck Cluck Sew


Red Cross Quilt by Ann Marie at Run and Sew Quilts


See the details at Run and Sew Quilts. The free Red Cross Quilt pattern is by Judy Anne Breneman at Womenfolk.


Simple Baby Quilt in red and white by Nicola Foreman, inspired by the tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman at Sew Mama Sew


Star quilt block / mini quilt tutorial by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter


Hug and Kiss tutorials by Debbie Grifka at Esch House Quilts


Sexy Hexy Red by Kelly Cole at Blue Bird Sews, based on the free Sexy Hexy Love pattern by Amy Butler (PDF download)


Mini flying geese mini quilt tutorial at Purl Soho 


Antique Circles by Julia LaBauve and Tammy Silvers as seen at McCall's Quilting


Image credits:  All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Free pattern day! Red and white quilts (part 1)

From time to time we've featured outstanding red-and-white quilts at Quilt Inspiration. Since then we've been busy archiving free patterns!  Here is Part 1. (Note: this post was updated on February 16, 2016.)


Sprouts of Joy table runner tutorial at Art Gallery Fabrics



Kitty Corner quilt, 51 x 51", free pattern by Anne Sutton at Bunny Hill Designs 


Christmas Star quilt, 60 x 60”, free pattern by Betsy Langford for AQS Quilt Views


Teaberry Stars quilt, 86 x 86”, free pattern by Marcie Patch for McCalls Quilting


In The Parlour Quilt, 51 x 60", free pattern by Sue Daley for Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)


It's Hip to Be Square, 42 x 54", free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics


Diamond Day quilt, 70 x 90", free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics


Shades of Love table runner, 24 x 36", free pattern by Amy Smart for Art Gallery Fabrics


Peppermint Pinwheel Dresden Block tutorial by Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter


Zig Zag quilt with Bella Solids by Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts for Moda Bakeshop


Ocean Waves by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter


Red-and-white vortex quilt, 84 x 84", free templates and tutorial by Paula Yates at Quilt Rascal (this link is for Part 1; also see Part 2 and Part 3)


One of the highlights of the red-and-white quilt show was an art deco Vortex Quilt dated 1910 (we featured it here).   To our amazement, quilter Paula Yates not only re-created the original, but shared her instructions and templates in a three-part tutorial.  Visit her blog, Quilt Rascal, to see Part One, Part Two and Part Three.  

Red and white house quilt, 31 x 29",  free pattern by Paula Yates at Quilt Rascal


Gallery in Red and Gallery in Red II quilt patterns by Jean Ann Wright for Marcus Fabrics


Jolene Quilt, 56 x 76", free pattern at Blank Quilting (PDF download)


Graphic Red quilt, 80 x 80", free pattern at McCalls Quilting




Red Rover quilt, 56 x 72", free pattern by Mary Johnson at Mary Quilts



Image credits:  All images are copyrighted by their owners.  Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links.  If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at Quilt Inspiration.
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