by Alma Allen & Cherie Ralston
This Blackbird Designs book features three quilts, a hooked rug, three different pillows, a hooked purse, cross stitched journals, a pillowcase, and a pincushion.
The featured quilt in the book is a 9-block quilt titled Friendship’s Garden (pictured left). Each block is symbolic, and this is explained with each pattern. For example, the authors explain for the block “In the Pink” that “Pinks” or Dianthus are a symbol of affection. Three colorways and two different settings are provided for this quilt. Finished quilt measures 84” square. The quilt Tending the Garden Together (below) finishes 60” square. The quilt Autumn Maze reminds the authors of the autumn Monarch butterfly migration and finishes 82” x 82”.
The book includes instructions for three unique pillows. The first is a Dear Friend bed pillow for guest rooms. The book also includes a True Love cross stitch pillow. The third pillow that directions are offered for is made of cotton velveteen, wool, a large scale floral print, and chenille – a beautiful and intriguing combination!
The cross stitched Garden Journals offer directions for use with a Mead composition book or a 3-ring binder, which can be used for a photo album or a place to store your favorite patterns!
The book is 48 pages and includes full-size templates. For more Blackbird Designs products, click here