Pattern Series for 2010...
Get ready for some favourite childhood stories -
with a bit of a twist...or a wag!
December's Free Pattern:
Click HERE for the pattern.
For previous months' patterns, click on the drop down menu.
These redwork patterns are free for you to download;
however, if you would like to make a donation of any amount,
you may click on the button below. Thanks!
After a year's break, this is the 7th year of free Bobby Socks Quilt Company
redwork patterns. This pattern is another traditional redwork (DMC 321),
but feel free to stitch in other colour(s) you like!
I've stitched each pattern onto an 10" X 13" rectangle of white or off-white cotton.
Note: the patterns will be in PDF form this time around, so they should be the correct size,
but of course, feel free to enlarge or make smaller as you wish.
I will be using 2 strands of DMC 321 for all stitching (except where noted).
I use a backstitch for all outlining, but some prefer to use the stem stitch.
Any dots are done with a colonial or French knot.
A daisy stitch is also used on occasion.
(See "how to" for stitch instructions.)
Any specific instructions will be outlined each month.
After you have printed the pattern and cut out your block,
you are ready to trace. You can use a light box or just tape the pattern to a window
with the piece of fabric taped over top and then trace.
I trace with a regular fine point red pen or a pencil.
(This is permanent, so you can't make a mistake while tracing.)
You can also use a wash-away or evaporating fabric pen.
You're ready to stitch. Get your embroidery needle, thread, scissors, thimble if you like,
and your transfered design. Sit in a comfy chair and put on some relaxing music
or turn on a good show. And stitch!
January: One strand only on the French knots on the cape, the cupcakes etc. in the basket, the flowers on the dress, the stripes on the tights, the grass, all eyes and "whisker dots?" and tree twigs. The flowers on the cupcakes are lazy daisy stitches.
February: One strand only on the French knots, stripes on scarf, hat band and jacket, dingle balls on the scarf.
March: One strand only on the French knots and fine details (like flowers on the quilt, stripes on four of the mattresses, fancy pattern on middle mattress, and flowers on slippers. Also you may want to stitch the pea in green!
April: One strand only on the braid and the tree flowers.
May: One strand only on the cake decorations, and the dress, crown and napkin details.
June: One strand only on the chair flowers, chair dots and dress and shoe details.
July: One strand only on ice cream sprinkles, circles on house, curls on roof, flower on hat, details on apron and stockings.
: One strand only on the tail scales, book title, reflection on sunglasses, and flower petals.
September: One strand only on the mouse whiskers, blouse pleats and buttons, apron dots, rug fringe, curls in mouse ears, and flowers on vacuum bag.
October: One strand only on the wood grain, shirt polka dots, checks on hat and "stitching" on shorts - and maybe the strings?