This month's Colorburst sampler is an embroidered plaid. I stitched mine entirely by hand, with a combination of backstitch and couching. The drawing for this one was inspired by the plaid sections in one of my all time favorite books
. That book and its hundreds of pages of design inspiration have been the seeds of so many things in the studio over the years. Lately though, I have been really in to the plaids, and to laying down color after color in perpendicular lines. It's such an easy way to build up a lot of great texture. I'd like to work this one again in machine stitches, hoping one of you does the same so I can see the results!
This month I stitched my version of the Colorburst sampler onto a bit of linen and turned it into a little zippered case with the help of my new BERNINA. I'm curious to hear what you all are doing with your samplers. Are you making quilts, adding them to garments, using them as patches on a bag? Leave a comment below to let us know, or better yet post a photo on instagram, and tag it with #dropclothsamplers. Thanks!
By the way, check out all this beautiful thread! This month subscribers to both Colorburst and Sampler of the Month got a few strands of this beautiful hand dyed cotton floss from Cottage Garden Threads in Australia. The etsy shop Braidwood Heritage Crafts
carries it, but you could win three full skeins of your own just by tagging the samplers you're working on with #dropclothsamplers on instagram. I can't WAIT to see what you're up to. Thanks!
PS- More plaids are available if you'd like to start your subscription before the end of this month- threads included!