We were inspired by vintage needlework samplers when creating the artwork for the Homestead Special Edition. We created homes, trees, animals and quilts that all link together to create a peaceful country scene. The designs are interchangeable so you can easily create your own scene. There are also different borders including alphabets that we used to divide the pastoral blocks. To make the designs look more handmade I digitized the designs using blanket stitch applique. The largest blocks only average around 20,000 stitches, so the designs don’t take long to stitch. Joining the blocks is very simple since there aren’t any design elements that cross over the blocks they are also easy to line up.