Alene Ward designs a wide variety of patterns. Her redwork ‘Me and Grandma’ and ‘Me and Grandpa’ designs are quite popular. They are great for take along projects or evenings in front of the TV. The Me and Grandma designs are also available on CD for machine embroidery. Alene’s applique designs are inspired by nature, with flowers and birdhouses.
It’s a memory in the making, Me and Grandma in the Garden planting flowers. This 9″ x 12″ (unfinished) redwork block can be framed and considered done, or make the rest of the Grandma and Me blocks for an entire quilt of twelve blocks all about “me and Grandma”.
Not to leave anyone out, here’s one of the Me and Grandpa blocks. This, also, could be a simple little wall quilt, or part of a larger six block quilt all about “me and Grandpa”.
Irises for Grace is a beautiful wall hanging measuring 24″ x 42″. The flowers look three dimensional, don’t they? These irises can also be a part of a larger quilt (86″ square) of the same name, Irises for Grace quilt pattern.
Nostalgic Fruit and Veggie towels will bring a smile to your face… and to anyone who enters your kitchen! Cute sayings are on each of them appropo to the fruit or veggie shown. Choose to stitch as redwork, match the towel border, or the color that suits the fruit or veggie. These would make a great hostess gift.
One block of a large quilt called Nature’s Beauty, Roses Block #9 lives up to the claim. Batiks would shine in all the blocks of this quilt…. lots of variations in color – just like in nature! Other blocks in the quilt include baskets, lilies, tulips, birdhouses, and more.
Designs by Alene also has a pieced Christmas table runner, a few combination pieced and appliqued holiday designs, plus a few patterns for practical items.