Once in a while I drop by Prints Charming to check out what's new. Their latest product is just up my alley: An embroidery panel with a modern, fresh design, leaving a ton of creative possibilites,instead of prescribing every stitch.
The pattern is pre-printed on cotton or a cotton/linen mix, but unlike the classic, preprinted embroidery kits with just a shallow marking telling you where to stitch, the prints in these panels play a much bigger part! They are hand printed and designed to be embellished to your own liking.
You can stitch over (parts) of it but you certainly don't need to cover all the lines up. This way, every panel will turn out a unique piece depending on the colours,stitches and other bits and beads you choose to use.
All photos come from the Prints Charming website and blog.
The pieces are 30x30 cms and also come in a white background with coloured prints. You can find them here. Some more examples are shown on Kath and Kirsten's inspiring Flickr Photostream. I will boldly state here that I can imagine myself making a quilted blanket out of these. It will take ages but it will look very, very pretty!