I'm trying to do a little each week, so this week I got cutting again. There are loads of little squares for shoo fly blocks, waiting patiently to be stitched together.
This is where I am at with cutting the 92 2inch squares from 23 different fabrics for the centre border. I have 17 fabric sets left to cut.
And my cutting and fabric piles at the end of this weekend's cutting. I now have the 17 sets of 2inch blocks mentioned above to cut and the shoo-fly block pieces for Block 13. Then all my cutting is completed.
Maybe next week something will touch the sewing machine :D
Thank you for all the kind comments last week, they really helped to keep me motivated!
I'm not sure how many of you are still out there who as far behind the frontrunners as I am :)
I have been very inspired again recently by attending the Adelaide Craft and Quilt Show; receiving my copies of issue 7 and issue 8 from Perri and reading the latest posts from Sharon, Sylvia and Sybil.
I had to revisit things to see just where I was up to so...
Blocks 1, 2, 3 are done, I have to add the shoofly blocks to blocks 4,5 and 9 but the stitchery is done - Oh and I haven't touched the little heart applique's yet.
But I did a lot of cutting and got my zip lock bags for each block to go from this
I think that I will do all the cutting first now that I have all the issues then get back to piecing and stitching and eventually try the applique!
Anyone else out there?
Finally, some stitching progress. I did read a lot on holidays but did enjoy some stitching too. I was trying to keep up with my many UFOs! I stitched another set of borders for one of the lower corner blocks of Vignette.
I bought my copy of the latest Vignette magazine and it is lovely. There was even a picture of our table of ladies at Urban stitching in July!
I have been trying to get a little stitching done in between a few busy weekends. I had appliqued the flowers on blocks 6 and 7 of the Vignette quilt and then it took quite a while to add all the embroidery.
It was so inspiring to see Leanne's Vignette quilt at Urban stitching a few weeks ago. It really looked amazing.
I had been fiddling with fabrics for the centre of my quilt and finally put blocks 6 and 7 together and appliqued the edges. Might try and start on the applique today! I have been stitching the little bird blocks for the lower corner blocks too so am progressing......very slowly!
My blog post about the blocks: http://quiltingismything.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/vignette-in-stitches-block-13-16/
Gorgeous winter days lately although today looks like there will be some rain or at least a cloudy day. Olympics is on the horizon and you know what that means.....lots of time stitching in front of the TV supporting our sportsmen and women!
I am still slowly stitching my quilt but I sometimes get sidetracked and do something else (as most of us do). I have just received my latest copy of Vignette and really must make the Sweet Dreams quilt for my great niece. I am wondering if any one can tell me if the quilt has been quilted all over the sweet dreams words. I have my quilts long arm quilted often with an all over pattern and this would mean the quilting went over the words???? I bought a bundle of woodland fabric so this is a great opportunity to use it.
I had some time the other day so decided to sew my blocks together - at least into 2 rows. I'm holding off on sewing them all together as I might do the quilting on my home machine, in which case I'd do it in 3 sections and then sew the sections together.
Shouldn't be long now before our next issue is out! I figure it will be a good project to work on during the Olympics.
Even though I'm s - l - o - w - l - y stitching that birdhouse I had the itch to actually make some progress. I pulled out all of the center blocks and got my applique fused down and the stitching traced. I feel like I accomplished something! Here is a picture of one half of the center.
I thought it was about time I posted an update of my progress, which has been VERY slow of late. In fact non-existent. I am still working on Border Two but I hadn't done any of the stitchery for a while and was very disappointed when I picked up my work and found that all my stitchery tracings had faded to such an extent that I could no longer see them. I had used a Clover tracing pen. It has been fairly tricky to re-trace as I can no longer put the stitchery design underneath and see through because I have my cotton wadding beneath and the stitchery was already started. So, I have had to draw by eye using the remains of what was left from the original tracing as a guide. I am now using a fine pencil for my tracing, so that I do not have the same problem again.
However, once I had re-traced I was immediately inspired again and took the project on holiday with me. You can see that I have been sewing whilst on my sunbed and I also sewed on the aeroplane. I must say, stitchery makes a great travel project!
So, hopefully, now that I have revitalised my enthusiasm I will soon have the Border Two completed and move on to the next one. Yay!
How is everyone doing? I bet the Southern Hemisphere people are looking forward to some long winter afternoons doing some stitching - I know I am.
I finished my 3rd border section. Each one gets harder and harder to finish so I'm glad to only have one more to go.
I'm looking forward to
the time when I can sew the sections together and start quilting it. I'm thinking to do utility stitching with Finca Perle Cotton 8. Multiple colors in a free-form floral design of some sort? Then again.....with all the embroidery and wild colors, my quilting won't really show that much so would I be better off to do a simple overall machine quilted design? What are your thoughts on the quilting of the Vignette?
Hi everybody! I'm Letizia from Italy and I'm very glad to be part of your blog. I already know one or two of listed friends because we are involved in some stitching projects. I'm a former quilter but during this past year I was captured by this wonderful combination between stitches and patchwork. I love it, trust me! At the moment I'm working on different patchwork works (a baltimore), a Leanny House and some more...ufo. I would like to post one or two of my finished works hoping to respect this blog roles. In addition....sorry for my english and thanks for your invitations. Ciao Ciao Letizia
Applique' reverse for throw pillows
Hello Kitty quillow
A silk throw pillow for my daughter in law
...and a carpet to celebrate 150 years of United Italy with the cooperation of many Italian quilters: mandatory colors: red-white-green