Inspired by the quiet countryside, the Room With A View Triptych embroidery and appliqué pattern by Yvonne Westwood is a sweet way to decorate your home. Each panel is separated but creates a cohesive combined design which looks sweet in a frame and will look great hanging up in a home in the city or the country.
Full materials list included in instructions
Pattern sheet is included with appliqué shapes provided full side, ready for tracing
This project uses your embroidery and appliqué skills
Lots of clear instructions are included with Yvonne's helpful tips on fabric and gluing
The small size of the project makes it ideal for using fabrics and scraps from your stash - the small trees are ideal for using those offcuts of felted wool
Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through all the steps from appliqué and embroidery to finishing your design for framing
Have fun finding novelty buttons to use for your design
Makes a great gift for anyone living in the country
Use backstitch, colonial knot, detached chain (lazy daisy) stitch, French knot and straight stitch
A great pattern for beginner-level crafters looking for a fun way to test their embroidery and appliqué skills
How did you get into quilting? I started making small quilts because I wanted to learn to do the quilting myself. So I started with small pram quilts, and what better subjects than teddy bears? After handling the small pram quilts, I progressed to a small baby quilt. I love patchwork and appliqué, but I find quilting is the most challenging part of the whole process. These small quilts were made well before I knew I was going to be a grandma, and they have been great gifts to friends with new babies.
What’s next on the agenda for you and your quilts/sewing? I have enough fabric to open my own patchwork shop! I must confess that I am addicted to buying fabric (and wool, and embroidery floss and small wood pieces for my buttons and brooches!). Consequently, I’ve decided to make small quilts (so I can quilt them myself) for gifts, sale or donations for fund-raisers, so I can use up my fabric stash. Unfortunately, my stash is growing, as I buy faster than I can sew!
Do you like to participate in craft shows, workshops and sewing bees? I’d love to have the confidence to teach at a sewing bee. I’ve been asked by the owner of a patchwork shop that I frequent to do workshops but, to date, I haven’t had the courage to do so. Perhaps one day that may happen.
How long have you been stitching? I can’t recall when I first started sewing properly, rather than dolls’ clothes etc, but I have sewn off and on for many years. I made clothes for my two children until they refused to wear homemade clothes. I used to go into the local patchwork shop because I loved the colours of the fabric, and this helped with my colour choices for my painting hobby. I started a beginner’s patchwork class, and the rest is history. Now, I really enjoy designing my own patchwork tops.
Did you have formal stitch-craft training or were you self-taught? I’m mainly self-taught. I’ve attended a few workshops over the years. I decided that I would like to learn free motion quilting and attended monthly FMQ classes last year. I am a slow learner when it comes to FMQ, or if the truth be known, I haven’t been putting in enough practice. I’m also a perfectionist, and my attempts at FMQ are far from perfect.
Would you love to spend all day, every day doing your stitching, or do you prefer to steal some time now and again? I like to sew and paint as often as I can. I find the busier and more hectic life is, the more productive I become. I find that’s when I really need to sew, as it helps me relax and unwind.
What’s the best tip you could pass on to a beginner? Just have a go and enjoy the process.