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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Issue 5 - Cutting Guide

Issue 5 - Full of Inspiring Eye Candy

I went out my local Patchwork Shop this morning and picked up the latest Issue and again I am impressed.  Lots of reading and inspiration and it sounds like the lucky ladies to go to Vietnam had a wonderful time.

I am also pleasantly surprised by the centre blocks for our quilt.  I don't know what I was expecting but this is not it and I LOVE it, thank you Leanne.

I am so impressed that I have started to cut out the pieces for blocks 6 and 7 but it was not until I had layed them out (the background pieces) that I found I was a piece short.

So just a quick post so you can amend your cutting list on page 32.  

Go down to the  "Fabric - Pink with little spots" 

In addition to what is listed you will also need a 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 block for Block 7.  The block is pictured in the layout on page 39 it just doesn't seem to be listed in the cutting guide. (If it is, I think I need new glasses and a stronger cup of coffee)

Enjoy your stitching, Sharon


This isn't strictly the Vignette mystery quilt, but it is one of the other designs from Vignette issue 4: I've adapted it to make it into a "teapot rug" and made two mug rugs to go with it using blocks from my other WIP - The Farmer's Wife Mystery Quilt.

I've put more information on my blog!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fussy Cutting and a touch of Woodland

Hi Everyone

I have had a busy couple of days working on Block 2 & 3.  Lots of fussy cutting to get the flowers just right.  Thanks Monica from Happy Zombie's your fabric is so bright and lovely.  Also while I was cutting the postman delivered me a wonderful parcel of Natalie Lymer from Cinderberry Stitches new fabric line "Woodland", so of course I had to find a spot for some lovely mushroom houses.

Here is a shot two blocks hanging up.... the sun is in the wrong spot and shining through the fabric at the top.. but still you get the picture
Then here is a close up of block 2 fussy cuts
And here is a close up of block 3 fussy cuts

I am really happy with how bright and colourful it is turning out... Now off to start tracing the stitchery.

Happy Stitching


Sunday, November 27, 2011

A few pictures of my progress

Hi everyone...

Just a quick post to update on my progress.  I have totally sewn together my 60 Shoo-Fly blocks  ... Yeah me!!  Now it will be fun chosing the ones I will use for Blocks 2 & 3.  Here are a few pictures of how Block 1 is looking so far.
A little bit of Embroidery done.

A close up.
Straight out of the hoop to you !! LOL

I am hoping to get the next 2 stitched together by the end of the week, since Issue 5 will soon be with us and there will be lots more to do.

Lastly here is a picture of my baby "Hunnigirl" watching me stitch.

Happy stitching everyone



I'm late to the party but so happy to be here!

I just wanted to say hello to everyone and to publicly thank Perri for inviting me to be a part of this group. I walked into a fabulous quilt store, Happiness is...Quilting in McKinney, Texas, a few weeks ago and saw pieces of Vignette hanging on the wall as they were offering it as a kit. It's one of those few moments in my quilting life that I saw something I HAD to have, regardless of the cost! There is just something about it that makes me happy. I purchased the kit and the magazines and off I went with a smile on my face! The kit was lacking a few Sweet Broderie and Basics fabrics (the store had to substitute) so I diligently began became obsessed with finding the rest of them. In my Googling for the fabrics I came across this blog. I'm still waiting for a few pieces of fabric to arrive but last night I had some time so I went to work. I will tell you, it was hard to cut that first piece! I just LOVE these fabrics together. I didn't get much finished but hey, 4 blocks is a start.

I love seeing everyone's progress and love seeing the quilt made with other fabrics - beautiful! I have not embroidered for 25 years - so I definitely have to PRACTICE before I start that part. I have some newbie questions for those who are experienced Vignetters.

1. Is Pellon fusible batting the same as Parlan? I have used Pellon 987F in some quilted cosmetic bags. Is it the same thing?
2. What kind of pen do you use to trace the embroidery pattern onto the Hanky Linen? I see several different ones in my Googling. I have read a lot about the new Frixion pens. I don't think they would be the best method in my climate. What else do you use that works well?

How can this NOT make you happy?

Finally, a few finished Shoo Fly blocks. Only 58 more to go!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A bit of progress

 I headed into the sewing room on Saturday and put together blocks 5 and 9 of Vignette and traced the stitching on the pieced border. There is so much stitching on this quilt!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Block 4 Finished

I took advantage of my second FNSI (Friday Night Sew In) to finish off this block

I also worked on a couple of other projects. If you would like to see they will be on MY BLOG

I am looking forward to the next magazine to see what the inside blocks will entail.

Happy stitching,

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The fourth block

I have actually finished another block of the Vignette quilt. This is block 4. The stitching has been done for ages but the putting together has been a stumbling block! Blocks 5 and 9 are partly done and I haven't even started last issue's blocks but if I keep stitching it will get done eventually. I now need to do a bit of tidying up at the stitchery seam.
 Here are blocks 2, 3 and 4 together. Block 1 is hanging up at Hobbysew.

Finally at the party!

Hello all-
I'm late to the party but I am so glad to be here! Your versions of the Vignette in Stitches quilts are inspirational.

Our small quilt group just started the project. It looks a bit daunting but I'm sure we'll all survive.

I'm using very bold fabrics - primarily Kaffe Fassett. I do some sewing for my local quilt shop and she carries a ton of his fabric. I've never been drawn to his fabric before but decided to try and color outside my lines. When I gathered all the fabrics, I looked at it and said "it looks like fabric vomit". So......unofficially, it's my fabric vomit quilt! :)