I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in the UK it has become really trendy for grown ups to indulge in a spot of colouring in. I used to love to colour and draw as a child, as a teenager I bought Altair design books, which were basically tessellated line drawings. I spent hours on rainy afternoons with coloured pens, designing graphic patterns. They went out of fashion for years but now they are back! They would make brilliant patterns for hand pieced quilts! you can find them in stationery shops and at Amazon HERE
The current craze has resulted in lots of adult aimed books, with lovely line drawings, I especially love these two
Life is crazily busy for me just now, and I wanted a project that I could stitch without too much thought! I want to make a padded zipped pouch to carry my in progress embroidery to class, and so I decided to make an embroidered one. I have chosen the Scarecrow pattern also from 'The Secret Garden' book.