You may remember this little sneak peek which I showed you, waaaaaaayyyy back last Spring:


So now I can show you the entire project!! As I mentioned the other day, so often I am working on things which will not see “the light of day” for months and months!! My Red Bird Roost pillow project appears in the Winter 2015 Issue of Quilts & More magazine, which is on newsstands NOW!!

Red Bird Roost -Jacquelynne Steves-Quilts&More Winter 2015

This was a really fun project to make. I used a lot of scrappy red fabrics to make the hexies (it was really FUN going through my scrap baskets for those!), and then used them to create wide borders on the pillow. The little winter bird is done with just one embroidery floss color, and consists of simple backstitching and French knots, so it stitches up pretty quickly as far as hand embroidery projects go. The design will take you through all of the winter holidays, right into Valentine’s Day and beyond. You could also do this in blues instead of reds- that’s also a wonderful winter palette!

I have heard a lot of people say that this is their favorite magazine, but they have a difficult time finding the issues, because they sell out so fast! So, you have 2 options- lace up your sneakers and RUN to your local quilt shop or Barnes and Noble right this very minute to get your copy. OR, get yourself a subscription (digital subscription only) so you make sure to never miss an issue….


I got my copy a couple of days ago- and there are sooooooo many cute projects you will want to make in this issue! Here is a small sampling of the projects that you will find in the Winter 2015 issue:






I’m really proud to be part of this issue… I so enjoyed flipping through it the other day, and I know you will too!

Have A Creative Day-Sewing Art_JacquelynneSteves