Feathers and Flamingos

I’m so excited to share my latest digital patterns with you!

You may have seen me working on several geometric-themed hoops if you follow along on Instagram, namely a Flamingo and several versions of feathers. There was a reason for that…and it is because I have had new patterns in the works!

First off is this fancy Geometric Flamingo:

The pattern includes instructions for both an embroidery-only version (like the top picture) and an appliqué version (like the bottom version).

Next up is  Geometric Feathers:

There are three versions of feathers included in this pattern: a beginner version, an intermediate version and an advanced version. It also includes an embroidery-only version and instructions for all of these as well.

I’m teaching several classes at Quilt Con in Pasadena this month and two of the classes are all about creating a geometric abstraction. These patterns are partly for those who have signed up for the class and have requested ideas on what to make (!) and partly because I love geometric anything and have been having a lot of fun with my feathered theme!

I can’t wait to see what you create with your patterns!

Happy stitching!

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Fractured Color Wheel

Well, it’s March 1st and that can mean only one thing (around here, anyway!) It’s time for the Spring embroidery pattern release! I’m really excited about this one.

When my book first came out, so many people commented about the color wheel on the front cover of the book. Because that project was made for one of the chapter headings, I did not include a pattern for it inside the book. But because I was asked about it over and over and over again, I thought I would create a new version, perfect to be stitched up for spring!

So here it is: the Fractured Color Wheel embroidery pattern!

Available for a limited time as a download in my Etsy shop, the PDF pattern contains instructions for creating a 6″, 9″ or 12″ version of the Fractured Color Wheel!

Here is the sample 12″ version that I made using some of my favorite Alison Glass fabrics. The background fabric on this one is a black Andover chambray (one of my favorite lightweight background fabrics!)

And then the 9″ version, which is my all-solid version. I used RJR Fabrics Cotton Supreme Solids, which are seriously a dream to work with. I don’t work with solids much, but when I do, they are my go-to solids!

The 6″ version is my Cotton + Steel color wheel. It was really fun to create color order out of these prints! And the tiny version of this can be worked up fairly quickly.

In the pattern, I included Stitch Guides to show you what stitches I used where on the color wheel. Almost all of the stitches can be found (with complete instructions) in my embroidery book.

Coming soon: stitch videos! Now, when I say “soon,” I mean it is an item on my ever increasing to-do list, so you know how that goes!!! It’s definitely something I’m working towards including here on my site.

So there you have it, a brand new pattern just perfect for Spring! I can’t wait to see what color/fabric combinations you create with this pattern!

If you are on Instagram and are working with this pattern, be sure to tag it #wildbohopatterns so that I can check out what you are creating!

Happy stitching!

-nichole