Hocus Pocus-ville

BLOGTOBERFEST: Day 5

This is a pattern I’ve had and been anxious to make up for some time now.  Its a pattern by Crabapple Hill; they design amazing hand embroidery patterns, made into tea towels, pillows, or in this case, a quilt.

I don’t intend to make the full quilt, as I want a wallhanging.  I made just four of the embroideries (I’ll come clean, my Mom actually did the majority of the stitching for me because she was needing a handwork project and I didn’t have the extra time, myself–so I passed the traced blocks onto her to complete for me).  Mom’s hand aren’t as steady as they once were, but she still does beautiful handwork. Together, we made the Pumpkin Patch:

Hagatha’s Laundry:

La Witch Boutique:

and Morgana’s Apothecary:

I’m still deciding on a setting for my blocks, and I may embroider a tree or something to balance them off in the center, eventually.  Here is a very un-glamorous, mish-mash of the four blocks hanging together on my design wall:

I’m very happy with the tone-on-tone print I chose for the background, I like it much better than the solid ivory the sample is made with.  The details drawn into this pattern are amusing and very clever–click on my photos enlarge them and read the little signs, etc. on the “witchy” businesses…  Hoping to have a finish before this Halloween, but time will tell…

Do you do hand embroidery?

If so, what have you made?

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4 thoughts on “Hocus Pocus-ville

  1. Cool! I love everything Crabapple Hill. I have a quilt I want my mom to do the embroidery on for me (due to lack of time). She likes to do the stitching, but then doesn’t really have a place in her house for the stuff. I told her we could work that out. LOL! I can’t wait to see how you put this together!

  2. Love, love, love hand embroidery! And Crabapple Hill designs too! I’m on my second to last block of the entire “Snowman A to Z” pattern which will be made into a big quilt. Like I really NEED that living in Florida!

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