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Sunday, December 25, 2011

blocks 5 & 9

On to block number 4 now! I can't believe the amount of thread I am going through. I've run out of 2 colors AGAIN.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Season Greetings ...

... to all Vignette Stitchers ...

... I wish everyone a Joyous Christmas ...

... and a wonderful 2012 ...

I hope that everyone gets a little time to make a few stitches in a Vignette Project.

Happy stitching, P

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. I have so enjoyed watching everyone's progress on this quilt. One of my plans for the holidays is to get the stitching started on this quilt. It is so lovely. Take care all and enjoy the break. Happy Sewing.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What pen do you use to trace your embroidery design onto the Hanky Linen?

I'm feverishly trying to get caught up before I start Issue 5 sewing. My Parlan is on it's way to the US from Australia, can't wait to get it in my hands! I haven't traced the embroidery design yet because I just don't know which pen to use. I have read about a lot of different kinds of pens - what do you use? I don't think the disappearing one would be a good choice because I don't know how long it will be from the time I trace to the time I sit down to stitch. I'm a seasoned quilter but the embroidery is new (again) to me. I appreciate any help!

One photo to share - I was sewing up lots of 1/2 square triangles last night. I piled them up and sewed away. I got up to grab another stack that was behind me and peeked at the pile on the other side of the machine. I discovered that they had pretty much perfectly stacked themselves up. I didn't do that - they just landed that way.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Vignette Issue 5

Please don't think I am about to start the blocks in issue 5 but as soon as it arrived today I had to read it all.......
I am wondering if anyone else is thinking it might be easier to do these two blocks with two more that I expect will be coming later. I am doing my long pieces in one go thus avoiding the seams and am wondering if this middle piece could be done in one go??????
I am not getting on very fast as I am so weak and start on lots of other projects!!!!!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Blocks 5 and 9

I was determined to finish these blocks before I could do any more Christmas sewing, so I am pleased to say that I have!!
Here are all the blocks laid out on my bed, sorry it isn't a very good photo but it gives an idea of how they are looking together ....
I am looking forward to the arrival of the 5th magazine, hopefully tomorrow or next week.  I can't wait to see what the middle blocks will look like!
Happy stitching, Wendy

Monday, December 5, 2011

Vignette In Stitches, the “Happier Edition"

Hi everyone! 

I’m Janie and I live in the Seattle, Washington area.  Here’s my version of the Vignette In Stitches quilt using the Riley Blake fabric line: Happier.  I love this fabric; it has cute little birds and flowers and I think matches up well with the embroidery.  I’ve changed up the floss colors a bit to go with the fabric.  I also decided to do 9 patch blocks instead of the shoo fly blocks. All the 9 patch blocks are done and I have put together Blocks 2 and 3, Block 4 and Blocks 5 and 9.  I will enjoy working with all these bright colors as the dreary winter settles in.

Block 1 is finished.

And here is how Block 2 looks:

This is a fun quilt to make and I am enjoying seeing all of your quilts as I am working on mine. 

Have a great week!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2 more blocks finished

I decided not to do the extra embroidery or the applique because I think they would just get lost on my 'fabric vomit' fabrics.

After looking at Issue 5....I'm in a bit of a pickle about what to use for my background colors for the center blocks as I really don't HAVE any light colored fabrics that would work. I could try to find some - or I could do some hand-dying. thinking, thinking, thinking......

Plenty of time to figure it out as I'm just starting on the 2nd border section now.