Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Some Sewing & Stitching To Share

Between one thing & another, it's still slow-sewing in the Sewing Space at the moment, but I have at least been poking around with a few projects.

Last night I (finally!) put the finishing stitches to the first stitchery of Block 4, for my Red Brolly Polka Dot Girls quilt. I'm pleased with how it's turned out, & am happy to feel some enthusiasm for the project once again.... I am definitely not a Hare with this project, but being a Tortoise is not a bad thing!
 
The last couple of weeks have seen me make a very enjoyable start on a new project... with these beautiful fabrics... Papillon, by 3 Sisters for Moda...  a fat eights pack I bought from Jennifer Reynolds when she was having a clear out a while back, & as the Site Manager is a Pap, of course they were a good purchase...
 They are not the sort of fabric I would normally choose, but I do like them a lot & I think they will do very well for how I am using them.
Last year I purchased a booklet from Quilting Gallery, called Breezy Beginner Sampler Quilt. So the fat eights are now looking like this:


 Using a range of fabrics is perfect for me, because I am totally hopeless in choosing fabrics for a project like this! There are 13 blocks to make, they get 'harder' as the booklet progresses. This is going to be something I work on, around other projects I have in progress. Isn't it always the way?!

I'm coming into a time of year when I don't get many work days, so it looks like more sewing time will be mine... woo hoo!

Lots of amazing projects & pics being shared in blogland at the moment... so I hope you give yourself time to go chech out your favourite blogs... see some wonderful creations & inspiration♥

21 comments:

shez said...

such beautiful work you do Anthea,i think your blocks look great in that fabric range,well done.xx

Heather S said...

Love your stitchery and the fabric is gorgeous.

marina said...

your stitchery is a lovely finish. It's ok to be a tortoise-slow and steady wins the race..
love your papillon stash. so pretty and your blocks look lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great stitchery, yummy fabric, awesome blocks Anthea...

Helen said...

Lovely stitchery and gorgeous fabrics and blocks !!!

Noela said...

I made that stitchery several years ago and I still love the words on it. Your blocks are lovely. 3 Sisters was one of my favourite fabric ranges when I first started to quilt. Hugs.....

Maria said...

Love your beautiful stitchery Anthea...
Nice range of fabrics to make the "beginners blocks" I did them when Michelle ran it as a freebie on Quilting Gallery..
Enjoy making them.

Kate said...

I love your Polka Dot Girls stitching, Anthea - such a delightful quilt it will make. Looks like you're having fun with the quilt blocks.

KimM said...

Your stitching is so pretty. What lovely fabric and quilt blocks!!
xxx

Tatkis said...

Charming stitchery!
Love your blocks - such sweet fabrics!

Hugs,
Tatyana

gracie said...

Love to see all the stitching you are doing.

FloS said...

Your stitchery is awesome !!
Great blocks with beautiful fabrics !
Florence

FloS said...

Your stitchery is awesome !!
Great blocks with beautiful fabrics !
Florence

Jeanette said...

Love the stitchery. I love those fabrics. Have a bag made with them. Hugs, xx

Kaisievic said...

Lovely blocks in the new fabbie range - very subtle colours and I love your Red Brolly stitchery.

Susan said...

That's a lovely fabric range, you are making good progress. I fret over fabric choices too, so using a range is a welcome break. Enjoy your extra sewing days, mine have just been gobbled up by more work.

Fiona said...

You have such neat stitching skills and the colours are perfect... love it... I love the Pappilon range ... and the sampler blocks are perfect... I also did my sampler quilt in a range for the same reason.. not hard to get colours matching! Great minds think alike??? well that's what we can tell them..
Hugz

KAYLEE said...

Love the Polka Dot Girls block Anthea,

katherine said...

I love those stitcheries and your new to you fabric looks fantastic too. They have made up into beautiful blocks.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your stitching is beautiful and I love your fabrics and blocks! xx

Cheryll said...

Absolutely LOVE the stitchery! She's a real cutie too!

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