Scarlet Quince News December 2009
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Scarlet Quince News
December 2009

Hello stitching friends,

We wish you all a peaceful and happy holiday season!
Stitching Part of a Pattern
Have you ever wanted to stitch just part of a pattern but weren't sure how to pinpoint the section of the chart you wanted? Here's how to do it with Scarlet Quince patterns. We will use Maxfield Parrish's Ecstasy for our example.

Partial pattern step 1 Step 1. Go to the "fixed scale view" of the pattern you want to use. To get there, type Ecstasy or PAR002 in the search box. Click on the thumbnail picture in the search results, then click again on the larger picture when it comes up. Now you are on the fixed scale view page. Turn on the grid for either regular print or large print, whichever you have. Make sure the grid and page break colors contrast well with the picture, then print it out.
Partial pattern step 2 Step 2. Use sheets of paper or cardboard to block out the sections you don't want to stitch. Move the paper around until you like the view you have. Make sure you have pleasing proportions and have included everything that's important. We've kept a little of the lake showing in the bottom right to make it clear that the girl is standing in a high place. (Try to have the boundaries be on page breaks or grid lines. This makes marking the pattern easier.)
Partial pattern step 3 Step 3. Mark the printed page layout along the edges of the sheets of paper, then you can remove them.
Partial pattern step 4 Step 4. Finally, go through the pattern page by page, referring to your marked-up page layout. Draw a big X through any page that will not be stitched at all. For pages that are partially stitched, mark the boundaries on the pattern page, then draw lines through the part that is not stitched, as shown, left.
New patterns! Clink any picture for a closer look.

Many of you have suggested art by Georgia O'Keeffe, particularly her large flowers. We are not able to license her copyrighted work, which unfortunately includes all the flowers, but her earliest works are in the public domain. We feature one this month, The Blue and Green Music (see below).

Blue and Green Music - Georgia O'Keeffe
Blue and Green Music
Georgia O'Keeffe
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere - Grant Wood
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Grant Wood
The Dancing Class - Edgar Degas
The Dancing Class
Edgar Degas
Watch - Gerald Murphy
Gerald Murphy

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