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Jardin de Poche Pattern with template included

This delightful and small project is for both embroiderers and appliqué enthusiasts. A traditional shape, the orange peel, revisited and extended to include a mini garden, a “Jardin de Poche” (pocket garden). Whilst keeping the embroidery to 3 or 4 of the most traditional stitches  you will make some gorgeous flowers such as poppies, lilly of the valley, fuchsias, lavender, just to name some.

We all have a lovely stash of embroidery threads that we are dying to use in a project, and this is the perfect opportunity. In a working style booklet Veronique has given some suggestions for the colours of the flowers but after all it is your garden so you need to choose your colours’ scheme. And there is even a section per flowers for you to write which threads and colours you are using for each specific flower.

The appliqué is  simple, but it’s all in the fabrics ! Veronique uses lovely Liberty lawns and 1930’s to give that fresh and timeless look, however, you can choose any fabric you have in your stash or that speaks to you to create this gorgeous quilt.

The whole project is on a linen/cotton background, the perfect setting for your fabrics and embroidery. As for the quilting the word is KISS ( keep it simple s…).

Veronique has kept it small but it is up to you to double or triple some of your favorites flowers customizing the size to your hearts desire.

Please note that the amount of background fabric depends on the width of the fabric and the finished size of your project. Rule of thumb buy a yard of linen/cotton for the size shown.

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