Free Block of the Month Wall Quilt - Pattern 6

Half the year has almost disappeared so it's time to give you Block 6 in the free Keys to Contentment wall quilt

It's easy to be thankful when everything is going well.

The key is always to have an attitude of thankfulness, no matter what the circumstances.

I hope you enjoy stitching this block. The pattern can be downloaded free from here in my Craftsy Store.

 Last year I taught Hardanger and Silk Ribbon embroidery at the Creative Craft Retreat and we made a pincushion and scissor-keep.  

I decided to make another set of accessories, this time using the beautiful Kacoonda silk ribbons and threads.

I added a tape measure cover to make it a threesome: 

I just love the range of colour variation in this gorgeous 054 silk ribbon:

Happily, the lovely editor of Embroidery & Cross Stitch magazine liked my design and it has now appeared in Vol 22 Issue 12:

I've had my skates on this week and I'm so happy to say I completed four projects, three of which are gifts. Now I'm onto some stitchery panels to accompany some French braid. I find it interesting that the most popular pattern in my store is a Christmas runner with French Braid centre - Ding Dong Merrily:

The fact that it is so popular really surprises me, but I guess there is something really lovely about French braid panels. They certainly are a great way to showcase a range of fabrics and use up lots of jelly roll strips!

Now I'm on the search for just the right jumbo ric rac to go along the sides of the braid.

Happy stitching!


Susan In Texas said...

I just love your Sweet Nothings sewing set. It doesn't surprise me at all that someone wanted to publish them; they are absolutely darling!

Take care,
Susan in Texas

Gina E. said...

Well, you shouldn't be surprised Val, it really is a stunning design. It has been on my to do list since I first saw it! I should go through my magazines and see just how many of your designs are ear marked to do...better still, I should start doing some! So far I've only done the My Pantry wall hanging, which I gave to my niece's daughters...bad mistake. They've moved house a few times since then and my lovely project is no doubt crushed at the bottom of a toybox...

gracie said...

Beautiful sewing set...congratulations on the magazine article.

sunny said...

So many pretties! I'm behind on my stitching. I traced block #5 to take on a short road trip, and at the last minute realized that I had traced on the wrong side of the fabric. :-( Will get caught up this month. Loving all the different flowers on them!

Anonymous said...

I do love French Braids. I have a long dresser scarf my best friend made me for Christmas one year, and I find it so appealing. Your Sweet Nothings set is just beautiful. I keep thinking about getting some of their threads and ribbons. Someone sent me a few sample colors on a card they picked up from them, and I like the feel of the small perle threads. It looks like the silks are beautiful, too. Thanks for sharing a close up.

Regina vicentini said...

Bom dia minha amiga Val!
Como sempre fico admirada com a beleza de seus trabalhos, parabéns!
Estou trabalhando com o bordado do 3º bloco do trabalho KEYS TO CONTENTMENT. sou meio vagarosa, mas espero terminá-lo. Assim que tirar fotos mando para você da a nota.
Um grande abraço!
Regina Vicentini

Monika Karwowska said...

Piękne prace :) pozdrawiam