Tree Stump Applique Block

Tree Stump Applique Block


Well, it finally happened… I’ve begun to yearn for spring. And, of course, with spring comes flowers! My mind has been meandering through the woods and my gardens. So, after designing the tree stump, I needed to surround it with flowers! While going through various embroidery stitches, I came upon a woven spider’s wheel stitch that is new to me. I’m in love with this stitch. If you "weave" it enough, it takes on a lovely 3 dimensional look. It has the look of a tightly packed peony or rose. Very cute and tons of fun to make! (I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of this stitch!)

If you haven’t checked it out lately, Michelle has been adding stitches to our glossary. Our glossary is NOT a how-to, per se, but rather a pictorial representation of the stitches. I love the large illustrations she has been doing. So hopefully in the future, when we introduce a new stitch, it will be available in our glossary.

Hope you like our new applique and find many uses for it. As always, it was designed on a 6" x 6" block but can be enlarged or reduced to meet your needs. The pattern is available in our FREE Applique Data Base and you can get it here. Enjoy!

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  1. My kids got new backpacks last fall and I’ve been busy making badges for them as they complete different areas of study. This spring we are doing a unit on conservation and my son is studying deforestation. You probably didn’t have that in mind when you made this cute applique BUT it will make a perfect badge. I have been embroidering designs on 2″ circles, a lot like a scouting badge, but tailored to my children. Love your site, I’ve been inspired many times and have made several of your projects. My daughter’s starting a unit on bees. Any plans for a beehive (nudge, nudge, wink, wink!)

    1. Funny you should ask… Actually, I have a beehive designed already. I’ll try to get it up sometime in the next couple of weeks. I’m glad you’ve been able to use some of our projects!

  2. Your patterns are so beautiful, I love them all. I can’t believe you are offering them to us! Thank you, thank you, thank you :-))

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