Folk-tails Quilt Kit

Folk-tails Quilt Kit

Folk-tails Quilt Kit
Finished Quilt Size: 37-1/2" x 43-1/2"

The 'Folk-tails' Story... 

  'Africa is deeply embedded in my soul.

 Childhood memories continually fill my mind… the beauty of the land that is rich with      wildlife and wild land. I can feel the hot African sun and dry breeze on my skin, the warm,  rough sand beneath my bare feet, the smell of the bushveld — dusty and dry and filled with  the scent of the animals that live there. I can see the sky so clear and so blue. Nightfall  brings a massive river of shimmering stars that span the sky. The land is spotted with dense  clusters of trees; the bare branches of the Baobab look like roots extending to the sky. Masses  of tall grasses camouflage the seemingly endless numbers of animals that live there. I hear  the songs of a thousand birds during the day and the silence of a pitch black night is at times  broken by the roar of a lion which shakes my body and cuts straight through my soul…   

 For years I have wanted to make a quilt filled with these memories but when I put pen to  paper each sketch fell short. It was important to me that this piece encompassed each and  every memory, and that once finished, it was a vast canvas that told my story without a  single word needing to be expressed.

Along with the design I wanted to incorporate everything I have come to love as a designer of 12 years. My love of bright vibrant colors, hand dyed wools, creating dimension with layering of velvets and textural fabrics along with my new found love for creative embroidery. 

Consumed with this need, in October of 2014 I sat down with pen and paper and sketched, Folk-tails, a piece of my soul.'


Folk-tails Kit: $450
Kit includes: Hand-dyed Wools for backgrounds, borders and applique, Velvet and Presto Sheer, Cotton fabrics for applique, block and border overlay, Ribbons, Backing, Binding and Label 
(Pattern, Stitchery Instruction, Applique and Embellishment threads not included) 
*Please note: kit and book sales are final*

Folk-tails Book: $32.00 (required for pattern)  

Creative Stitching Book: $32.00 (required for embellishing stitch instruction)

Ellana Wool Thread Pack: $105
(30 spools to match hand-dyed applique wools) 
Color numbers: EN04, EN05, EN06, EN08, EN10, EN12, EN13, EN15, EN16, EN17, EN19, EN27, EN28, EN29, EN30, EN32, EN33, EN34, EN35, EN37, EN38, EN41, EN43, EN46, EN48, EN49, EN50, EN51, EN57, EN59

Efina Cotton Thread Pack: $52.50
(15 spools to match hand-dyed velvet and cotton fabrics) 
Color numbers: EF46, EF04, EF19, EF50, EF01, EF06, EF37, EF49, EF25, EF03, EF11, EF22, EF12, EF35, EF33

Eleganza, Razzle and Dazzle Embellishment Thread Pack: $102
(Required for embellishing stitches)
Eleganza #8: EZ01, 04, 08, EZM02, 03, 04, 06 x2, 07 x2, 09, 12 x2, 14, 18 x2, 21, 31

Razzle #: RZ3112, RZM04
Dazzle #: DZ4137

Embellishment Thread Pack: $46.00 
(Required for embellishing stitches) 

Pack includes: Painter's Pearl Cotton #3 Rousseau x2, Klimt, Sea Grass Green Leaves, 4mm Silk Ribbon Strawflower, Silken Pearl Old Hickory

Optional Additions:

$ select variety