New Release: Summer Jam

July 08, 2024

New Release: Summer Jam

I used to make a lot more jams and jellies than I do these days. But the full bloom of summer always makes me think about making preserves.

Summer Jam is my little tribute to those summer days. All the bowls and baskets of fruit, the steamy kitchen as the jam cooks, and the beautiful little jewel-like jars that are the result. Love those jars!

Summer Jam by October House Fiber Arts

You may remember this little cutie from last year...I offered it as a limited edition freebie last August in celebration of 10 terrific years as October House Fiber Arts. I mentioned that it would be a regular release in 2024, and here we are!

I've upgraded the pattern from last year and it now includes two versions - a short jar version and a tall jar version. I stitched both of these in just a few days, so it still makes for a quick stitch even if you do both.

The tall version does include a couple of extra colors (Strawberry Parfait & Cherry Tomato) that are not in the short version.

Summer Jam by October House Fiber Arts



Stitch count  Short version  62 x 40, Tall version  61 x 46

Short version: 32 ct. Angel Hair linen, Tall version: 32 ct. Baby's Breath linen
both by Weeks Dye Works

Fibers  Classic Colorworks (CC), and Weeks Dye Works (WDW)

CC - Bing Cherry, Garden Trellis, Trail Dust, Strawberry Parfait, Cherry Tomato
WDW - Aztec Red, Hibiscus, Artichoke, Monkey Grass, Chablis

Finished sizes
Short version approx.: 4" x 2 1/2" 
Tall version approx.: 4" x 3"

I trimmed the short version with skinny chenille by Dames of the Needle in Tutu. For the tall version, I added a sweet floral fabric below and tied it around the middle with pink & white baker's twine. 


Release date:  July 19, 2024

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1 Response

Wendy Dicranian
Wendy Dicranian

July 10, 2024

Wonderful new releases. Do you know the name of the fabric you used for finishing the short pillow. It is perfect with that stitch.

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