For a while now, I have been getting requests for my patterns to be available in digital format. The patterns for my quilt, To Everything There Is A Season, has been available in both digital and paper patterns. You can order single blocks, or, if you are feeling ambitious, you can order the whole set:)
So my next project over the next couple of months or so, is to add all my other patterns as digital patterns. I have started with The Hummingbird in Flight, and The Chickadee and Purple Violet patterns. When you purchase these patterns, you will receive the file, which you will then download to your computer, and then print out at home, or take to your favourite copy place and they can print it out for you. You will also receive a colour picture of the project, a list of fabric requirements, a list of supplies needed, general instructions, and, most importantly, a copy of the templates, which you can photocopy onto freezer paper. In other words, you will receive everything you would if you ordered the paper pattern. (The templates have been created for Prepared Edge Applique.)
Speaking of the Chickadee and Purple Violet pattern, I recently did a tutorial on my blog, which shows the construction of this block, from start to finish. I even showed you how I make a caterpillar:) The tutorial is actually spread out over 4 or 5 blog posts. Everything in that tutorial can be applied to constructing any applique block using the Prepared Edge Applique method. Did you know that the Chickadee And Purple Violet is Block 1 of a series of 13 blocks called “Glorious and Free” that I am creating to celebrate the provincial birds and flowers of Canada? It’s true!
A few months ago, I started working on Block 2 of this series, The Snowy Owl and Blue Flag Iris, but I got a little side tracked with other stuff (that’s my story and I’m sticking with it!).
And those eyes! This pattern will be available on my website as a paper pattern and a digital pattern next week after I double check the freezer paper templates.
I started with the irises because I thought they were the easiest place to start. I traced the pattern onto my background with a Clover water soluble marker. I like to use the thick marker, but the thin works just as well. I use Roxanne’s glue to glue all of my pieces onto the background.
In my next blog post I’ll show you how I constructed the owl:)
Til next time….