Friday, August 8, 2008

Introducing "Wintry Welcome"

I designed Wintry Welcome during one of the hottest weeks here in Phoenix recently...temps around 115 every day. It's not hard to figure out why I had snow on my mind.

This new pattern is a great one for anyone new to satin stitch appliqué. There are a lot of straight lines but enough curves for "turning" practice. Satin stitching in black rayon embroidery thread from Robison-Anton gives this guy a "cartoony" look. I used an opalescent white thread to quilt the entire piece in a loopy meandering path that gives the impression of the snow blowing around. It makes a great door banner for all of the winter season...not only the holidays.

I hope you like him!


  1. Patrick,

    I have always enjoyed
    your patterns!

    I just discovered your blog -
    it's wonderful.

    ~ Jes

  2. Thanks so much for the post, Jes! I wish I had a bit more time to keep it more current but I love the connection to people like you. I'm off to visit your site now :)