Happy weekend everyone!
Where did that week go? I hope you are all well and happy and you are getting lots of lovely sunshine as we are, here in the UK.
I have a couple of small finishes to share with you this week. You may remember my Strawberries and Cream post here. I’ve now finished the two table toppers. The larger quilt top will have to wait a little longer
First up is the scrappy one.
I enjoyed experimenting with the free motion quilting.
Here’s more detail.
I think it might work well with the plain side up for a change. Two for one……bargain
Next, the hexagonal kaleidoscope strip style one.
I played safe with the quilting here.
Also, binding the unusual shape was a new challenge for me but I found there was very little difference to binding 90 degree angles. You all know how much I love to bind
So, I had fun, fun, fun! I hope you have all had fun this week too
My Starry, Starry, Night quilt has been entered in this months “Made It” challenge at Woolhogs. You can pop over and vote for your favourite projects, which are not all sewing and quilting, and visit lots of lovely blogs. The nice thing is that the winner is chosen at random. The voting is just for fun So enjoy!!
Some of my regular readers will know that Claire recently introduced me to blackwork embroidery. You can see a couple of my finished pieces here and here. If you visit Claire’s blog you will see lots of progress from all the stitcher’s on the latest “Stitch Along” here. There are still a few stages to go. What a difference a change of colour makes.
Also, today I’m letting you into a little secret
In a few weeks time, when Claire’s SAL is finished, there is going to be a Mystery Blackwork SAL here. It will be a small project, designed by me and it will last for about 6 weeks, with the chart being released in installments. That’s the mystery part! So, you all have plenty of time to sort out some embroidery floss and a small piece of aida fabric. You could also use linen or evenweave or your other favourite cross stitch fabric, though there won’t be any cross stitches. I’ll give more details later but would love to know if you’d like to join in the fun. I expect the stages to take about an hour per week to stitch so everyone will be able to find time to stitch along.
It’s going to be another busy week ahead for me. I hope I manage to get time some time to sew.
Thank you for all your lovely comments and emails. They make me very happy