Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Happy stitching, P
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
I am sorry to say that in this lovely weather I am out in the garden a lot so my stitching is not keeping up.
I am really enjoying seeing what everyone else is up to and I tell myself I will catch up when the weather is not so good. I have started so many things but you know how it is Hexies - My Town BOM in Homespun Magazine as well as two quilts for little girls...........
I never learn please tell me I am not alone in taking on too many things but who can resist????
Monday, May 16, 2011
Recently I visited a local Patchwork shop & spotted some Cottage Garden Threads...so glad I did I feel these centres are blending in much better than my original Idea...and I felt I was cheating also by not stitching the centres..lol
With the next Issue of Vignette Leanne will show us how to put the blocks together to make the rows...I have been putting my flowers into blocks with centre as I go mainly as I am using fabric from 4-5 different ranges in the Blackbird Designs fabrics I wanted to make sure I didn't repeat myself....
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Here is my version of Block One. I happened to have some red polka dot fabric in a kit that I scavenged for this quilt. I find myself doing that a lot. I use the Transfer-Eze stuff for my stitchery, I am too lazy to trace most of the time. I've used it before and it works really well.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process even the shoo fly blocks. I even completed the eight more in the same colours for block 14 or 15 and also completed an additional 7 the same as in block 1. This should give me a head start when these blocks finally come around.I have also included a photo of my block 1 that I finished a while ago but didn't post here.
Keep on stitchin.
Cheers Shelley H
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Happy stitching, Wendy
Thursday, May 5, 2011
I immediately began searching Google for a US supplier for the magazines. Ordered them and within a week had them in my hands. Took a quick peek and was immediately struck with the Vignette In Stitches BOM bug. This was one I absolutely had to add to my already packed collection of WIPs.
Although I love the original fabrics used in the project, I knew that ultimately it wasn't "me." So I began to look for something comparable that was a bit more my style. I kinda knew what I wanted, but also knew that it had been out for a couple of years already, so finding a full fat quarter bundle of it would be a challenge.
It must have been fate, because I found possibly the only bundle left online of "Spring Magic" by April Cornell. Love the colors ... love the "springiness" of the palette ... love the softness of the designs ... it was perfect!
I now have all my materials ...
Vignette Issues 1 & 2
Main fabric collection ... Spring Magic by April Cornell for Moda
Additional fabric collection ... Nature's Chorus by April Cornell for Moda
Coordinating fabric ... Moda Bella Solids
Part of me just wants to keep all my fabrics collected, neat and gorgeous, but the quilter in me can't wait to dive in.
I'm so happy to be joining everyone here. It's so fun to see all of the different collections that we're using.
p.s. As of May 1, 2011, Hawthorne Threads just received the "Sweet Broderie" collection of fabrics. I'm sure they'll go quick!
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Easter Saturday i traced out the stitcheries for block 1. This is how much i've gotten done in a week.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
I am so very proud to have finished block 1 and very excited about getting started on Blocks 2 and 3 this week! The pic above, was just before heading in to my room to get started on the last few butterflies and the satin stitched heart in the corner. It will amuse some of you to know that (this new boy I adore) pointed out (much to my absolute dismay!) how my points don't meet LOL - how long does he expect me to like him for?!!! Obviously not very long.
But he was happy (I think) with my explanation of how when there is backing on and it's quilted and not held up against the light, you won't be able to see the shadows of the seams behind the blocks and also that the unsewn edges will decrease the size of the blocks in the shoofly block and therefore they will actually be the same size as the others...
If I receive any more well meaning constructive criticism, he may get stabbed in the eye with my piecemaker needles!
I am absolutely lovign seeing all the different fabrics people are chosing and I can't wait to see some more. Happy stitching!