I have been talking about this pattern for awhile and finally have it in a form that I think people can use.
This is the finished version:
I'm still back and forth on whether to put a few french knots or other stitches in the orange flower but overall I like how it all came out. I made the sampler initially for the RSN 21st Century Sampler competition last year. It was a fun exercise. I'm still trying to figure out the best methods for designing my own patterns as I'd like to make and share a few more of them.
For this pattern I wanted to give it a mid-century look. I used a mod font and colors and paired it with a sentiment that I thought expressed my feelings about sewing: that I use the lessons from my grandmother and great aunt and mom and others to create what I hope are new and interesting projects. I love so much of the tradition of sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting and crocheting. And I get so excited about the new techniques and ideas that people are coming up with now. It's a fun time to be creative!
The sampler pattern is here:
I hope lots of people will download and stitch it up - please leave a link in the comments if you do whip it up - I'd love to see it!
Hope everyone's Fall is lots of fun so far!