The Prancing Pony inn sign has been tested and is available on Craftsy and Fandom in Stitches! I think this is one of my top three favorite designs so far, right up there with the Dune and Game of Thrones quilts.
I have ordered my fabric out of the UK for this (I really wanted the same Makower Spraytime fabrics that I used in the computer mock-up) and I am excited to bring it to life myself after our move. Eventually this will go on display with my hobbit meals list cross stitch in our dining room. I am toying with the idea of using a straight plant hanger to hang it in the doorway like a sign. This would be a great standalone wall hanging, or you can add it to a Lord of the Rings quilt for some flair.
There are a lot of sections (27!), but it is not actually that complicated to piece if you have some experience. Because of the large number of sections, however, the block may measure a tiny bit short at the end depending on your piecing. Be sure to remove your foundation paper from inside the seams as you sew to help with that. If you need a square block, it is easy to add strips of the background fabric to the top, bottom, and sides to square it up. While the embroidery is a large piece of the pattern, it is certainly not essential. You could easily leave it off or use another method to add it, like paint or HTV.
As always, I am happy to reprint the pattern pieces in any size you need. Contact me via the main page for requests.
I have had several testers work on this one for me (see the pictures below), and I have loved seeing them come to life. If you make one, please share!
I am so pleased to announce that my Dune quilt is now available for download on both Craftsy and Fandom in Stitches.
While I do have all my fabrics for this quilt pulled and I will eventually be making one for myself, I had to rely on a tester to get it out in a timely manner. I cannot express enough appreciation for my tester, Angela Gross, who did a fantastic job pulling it together, making suggestions for corrections, and sending me photos as needed. She was also a lovely person and a joy to work with.
This is the work of art she put together based on the pattern:
The quilt pattern includes all the blocks below:
Angela added the entire Litany to her quilt, although the pattern contains only a few lines. If you are interested in stitching the longer version, please contact me and I can walk you through how to get the fonts to add more to your quilt.
I should also express my intense gratitude to artist Mitch Hicks, for allowing me to base my Fremen eye block on his art piece, "The Fremen Child." Any changes I made to his image were intended to facilitate the piecing of this block, but the idea and base image are entirely his. This piece has been used by permission. You can view it and more of Mitch's art here.
I hope that you all enjoy this quilt as much as I did designing it. If you happen to stitch it up, please send pictures so I can share them here!