I have always been a crafty person. I can remember my grandmother teaching me to use her sewing machine when I was five years old so that we could make clothes for my dolls. I love most handcrafts ...
I have always been a crafty person. I can remember my grandmother teaching me to use her sewing machine when I was five years old so that we could make clothes for my dolls. I love most handcrafts and can usually be found quilting, sewing, knitting, or cross stitching.
I found my design mojo a few years ago when a friend was getting married; something popped into my head telling me that I needed to make her a quilt and I was off! I didn't realize that there was such a thing as a quilt pattern, so I just made it up as I went along. I have been designing my own patterns ever since. I now design for books, magazines, sewing websites/blogs, my personal line of patterns, and I often offer up free patterns and tutorials through my website (kayeprince.com).
I also teach classes now, mainly for English Paper Piecing, and I enjoy it so much. I never thought that I would make a good teacher, but it seems that when it comes to sewing, my love of the craft just spills over and I forget all of my nervousness and anxiety.
This pattern can either be stitched as one sampler measuring 7" square, or a quadrant can be turned into an ornament using the tutorial on my blog.
This pattern was inspired by my love of all things Nordic and Scandinavian, and an overwhelming urge to stitch something fun up for the holidays.
This is the second in a three part series called Nordic Christmas which all feature a modern take on traditional Nordic and Scandinavian design motifs.
This pattern includes a black and white chart, a colour block chart, a floss key with all the colours you need, and a list of "stitchery notes".