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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Block 4

I have made a little progress on block 4 ... I completed the shoo-fly blocks in the weekend and have started the stitching, so far I have finished the bird stitchery ...

I am really enjoying getting back into this quilt, I love the stitcheries that Leanne has designed!!
Happy stitching, Wendy

Hexie Quilt...Row One in Progress.

Thought I would start putting my Hexies together in Rows...I will Baste these so I can hold onto them when sewing them together Properly...I am using Blackbird Designs Fabrics a mixed Bag...This Quilt will be Called 'Scrappy Blackbirds'...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Better Late Than Never!

I discovered Vignette a couple months ago through PamKittyMorning, a favorite blog. I love Australian quilt magazines, so when heard this one, I knew I had to have it! Once issue one arrived in my mailbox, I drooled all over it and immediately decided to make the mystery quilt. I loved the fabrics and colors Leanne had chosen, so I found a shop that had most of the Sweet Broderie fabrics. I don't have a complete 100% match, but that's okay - the stand-in fabrics have a similar look and feel.

When all of my fabrics arrived, I wanted to start the stitching immediately and thought I would do the stitching first and then attach it to the patchwork. I realized, though, that with the batting behind the stitching panels, the seams might be bulky. Of course, I had already started stitching the bird - oh well! I rethought my plan and decided to do it the way Leanne suggested. Just last night I finished the block and now I'm ready to get started on the stitching.

Since we don't have Parlon available here in the US, I went to my local quilt store and got the thinnest batting I could find to use as the backing. I'm trying to decide if I should use a spray adhesive to attach the batting or just baste it into place with thread. I worry that the spray might gum up my needle when I do the stitching. Any thoughts?

Another concern I had was fraying around the edges of the block as I work on the stitching. I've thought about using some Fray Check around the edges to keep everything intact. Has anyone else done that? I don't want to make any mistakes on this gorgeous quilt, but the edges already show some slight fraying and I haven't even started the stitching yet!

I'm exciting to be a part of this blog! Although I'm an avid blog reader, I don't have my own blog, so this is a first for me. Many thanks to Perri for allowing me to participate!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hello and My Start


My name is Anne Marieke, I'm from the Netherlands, 46 years old, a translator, living with my partner Marcel and our four cats Elvis, Minty, Kruimel (meaning 'crumb' in Dutch) and Luna ('moon' in Spanish).

I fell in love with this project as soon as I laid my eyes on it. I guess I got to it rather late, but it is never too late to start!

These are some of the materials I have chosen on top of what I will be using from my stash.

There is not yet a lot to see, but those stitching this project will know that the stitcheries are quite time-consuming, but so much fun to stitch!

Only a small part of the border for block 1 got done so far, but now that I have chosen my colours (it took me forever to find the right greens to go with my fabrics) it will go a bit faster.

Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Thank you, Perri, for letting me join in the fun.

A late start!

Hi! Thanks Perri for letting me be part of this! Last week I decided to bite the bullet and do the Vignette In Stitches quilt. Fabric ordered. Excitement barely contained. Fabric arrived. So now I'm busily cutting and sewing to get the first block together so I can stitch, stitch, stitch! I've chosen a very different look for my quilt- I'm not a light or modern person so I'm going with "Perennials" from Kansas Trouble Quilters with a stitchery background from their basics line.
Here is the view of my stitchery fabric and threads...
And the whole lot...
Delicious! Thank you to all of you bloggers here- you convinced me to take this journey and I'm not going to be disappointed!!! I'll be back with some progress soon!

So far behind already!

I am so far behind, I thought I was in front.......

I have finally finished sewing the stitchery for Block One. Phew!

I have added some 'Tips that I have learned along the way' to my blog which others may find useful. That is assuming that I am not the very last person to start this project!

You will find them at www.SewHappy.Me

I have just sewn my Blocks 2 & 3 together now and marked out all the stitchery. So, back to the stitchery marathon.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

All shoo-fly blocks done.

YES! It took a while but  I finished all 60 shoo-fly blocks for the Vignette.

I'm still stitching block 2&3 and couldn't resist to read issue 3. Still loving it!

Dutch quilt&stitchregards,  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A start!

As the third Vignette magazine arrived recently, I thought I had better start tracing as there are many flowers to stitch this time with 3 blocks to make.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blocks 2 and 3 are done - Yay!!

I am excited as I have done Blocks 2 and 3 of this lovely Stitchery from the Vignette In Stitches.
Its a real joy to stitch and I am loving it alot Thanks Leanne :)
I have traced the next ones onto my Hanky Linen and will start that tonight while watching Downton Abbey :) Love that show!
Thanks for looking and hugs to all

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ciao to everybody :)

i am Francesca from Milano.
i joined this blog a long long time ago, thanks a lot Perri!

i have had a couple of hard months and i really didnt have the time to post  nothing.

i now have all the vignette in stitches, (made a subscription) and the fabrics i love.

a few days ago i decided i would have stitched the mystery quilt....
i was not so sure, meanwhile i received this other collection that i love
and i finally took my decision.
i have always been scared of stitching exagons, i am a beginner, not an expert like you all.
i wanted to challenge exagons.

i have found out that they are not so complicated and that stitching them is a joy!!!!!!!
these are the first 3, i am not going to make the classic grandmothers garden like Leanne did, I will do a random quilt. i have done 9 up to now and i am quite satisfied.
of course i have some wip. i dont know a real quilter with at least 3 or 4 wips. this new one will be the real one for a relaxing time. the one you can bring with yourself everywhere, i am already loving it.
and the Leanne's trick of the glue instead of basting everything is great, u spare a lot of time.
i also love the quilt on the first issue of Vignette, the very simple one with "where the wind blows" fabrics.
i love this collection.
i hope my english is enough for making me understand by you all.
finally i have my first post here, this blog is wonderful.
hugs to all :)
Francesca / Kokina