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Autumn Picnic

From Crabapple Hill Studio
In Hand Embroidery & Stitchery
My favorite time of year! In September, the leaves are starting to turn a bit, and the orchards are fragrant with ripe apples. It's time for a picnic at Cedar Lake. We'll pick some apples, then have a picnic under the pine trees. Later, if somebody will get that canoe off the top of the woody… we can row around the lake. I'm going to make apple crisp when we get home, how about you?

This little quilt is colored pencil tinted, hand embroidered, and pieced with easy flying geese borders. So very "Autumn"!

Quilt measures 19.5in x 16.5in.

Autumn Picnic Supply List
- Fat 1/4 of stitchery background fabric
- Fat 1/4 of muslin to back your stitchery
- 1/8 yd green fabric for inner border and flying geese piecing
- Flying geese are made from assorted lights and darks for a scrappy look (the more the better!) I used 9 light prints and 17 dark prints. You’ll need 2” strips of each.
- 1/4 yd quilt binding
- 3/4 yd quilt backing
- 3/4 yd batting
- 01 or 005 brown Pigma pen
- Light box for tracing your embroidery patterns
- Artist’s paper blending stumps
- Emery board/nail file
- Size 4 round watercolor brush
- Jacquard Textile #100 Colorless Extender
- Freezer paper
- Embroidery hoop (I like a 5" thin-sided, spring tension hoop)
- #7 embroidery needle
- Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty (for removing most pencil tinting mistakes before fixative is added)

Cosmo Embroidery Floss: Solid: #895. Seasons: #5005, #5014, #5015, #5016, #5028, #5029, #8016, #8017, #8031, #8049, #8052, #9012

Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils: #118 Cadmium Orange Hue, #120 Sap Green Light, #909 Grass Green, #916 Canary Yellow, #923 Scarlet Lake, #935 Black, #941 Light Umber, #943 Burnt Ochre, #992 Light Aqua, #1005 Limepeel, #1012 Jasmine, #1034 Goldenrod, #1051 20% Warm Grey, #1054 50% Warm Grey, #1058 90% Warm Grey, #1080 Beige Sienna, #1082 Chocolate, #1096 Kelly Green, #1097 Moss Green, #1103 Caribbean Sea

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