Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
After much debate, I have narrowed my fabric choice down to these:
Catch you later....Suze.... http://suzeblack-bearsmum.blogspot.com/
Monday, November 28, 2011
which held works up a little. But it's finally done. I am sooooooooooooo happy to have started this and finished in the same year. Quite amazing.
So a BIG thank you to Chooky for organising the stitch-a-long and the whip cracking OUCH motivation.
I quilted stars in the final border and mistletoe in the narrow border.
This held me up as I had a bit of trouble with quilting around the stitchery blocks
it was turning out uneven and pulled even while using a walking foot!!!!!
So much nasty reverse sewing for the Perfectionist.
although not a very justifiable photo.
Thanks for the journey and while I am not taking part in the SKofW stitch a long
as I have toooooooooooooooo many UFOs to get finished I wish you
all heaps of fun with and maybe when the next stitch a long is here
I will join in then.
Take care and bye for now from Liz
Sunday, November 27, 2011
(I think this almost takes me to the end of the February commitment so I really do need to slow down a little on this but I am having so much fun with it)
P.S. Thanks Chookyblue!!!
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
|my first 5 blocks ready for stitching|
I have been viewing all of the great work posted so far and I must say they truly are "wonderful". This will be my first attempt at needle turn and I must say am looking forward to the challenges ahead.
Until next time . . . Suzi
|my favourite thing fabric|
I am now going to copy them onto the fabric and start stitching.
Leaskdale, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A cute little strawberry teacup...I DO love my tea !
I guess this means I have to put this project away for a little while now...which is probably not a bad thing, because I've had lots of trouble putting it aside to do other things.
In other news, my Gardeners Journal quilt has FINALLY arrived back from the quilters (it's been there since Christmas last year!!!) so hopefully I'll be able to share the finished quilt with you soon. I'll be so excited to finally cross that one of my to-do list!
Susan (aka suzitee)
I'm back to do the SKoW quilt with you all. I did the GJ one, but did not continue with TTS. I did however keep an eye on the blog so I was able to see all the lovely variations.
Lynda and I have worked out this 'e-mail to blog' thing. If you're reading this it means it worked! I'm sharing an entry place with her, so Chooky can get as many of us on here as possible.
I had a lot of fun stash searching to get my fabric. I wanted to buy as little as possible. I didn't have enough creams and beiges or something suitable for the jeans, so I let myself shop for those.
I have been carefully watching this DVD while I sew and reading the Thimblelady's applique book.
The only needle turn I have done previously was another Anni Downs project that we did in Nundle this year and it only had a small bit of applique. This quilt is a challenge then.
First block is done and the umbrella is coming along. Curves hmmmmmm!
This is going to be fun.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
...starting with the teacup. I had started sewing it on but then stopped as I'm not happy with the handle, and I REALLY need to change that brown fabric!
...then the jeans. I really do love, love, love these jeans, but.... For all of the background I am using the cream fabric from my Fat Quarter Shop BOM as it also Moda so the weave is the same, and because I have run out of funds to purchase any more material (boo hoo!). But I don't have any pieces big enough for the jeans block. Can you tell me if it is okay to have the fabric facing different directions? I mean will it pull in a different direction and be obvious? Does that make sense?
...then the umbrella. It was the first piece I made, then once I had done the cup and the cupcakes I realised there was too much red in that corner. So I then made another one using different fabric, only I didn't pay enough attention to the pattern, and now I dont' like the blob of white on one side. So I have to make another one!
...finally the cupcakes. I am happy with this block (what a relief you say!). The cakes are sewn on apart from the cherries ..I have to redo them as they have little points all over them. But I started on the backstitch last night, and I just can't make it look good. I chucked it down in disgust and that is where I left it.
So there you go. I'm feeling a little sorry for myself but I'm sure most of it is because of lack of sleep and lack of time. This will only improve now that Little Miss is on antibiotics, and I will be back to my old self and loving every minute of this project. Apart from the backstitch....grrrrh!!!!
By the way here is a photo of the fabric I'm using. It's Sophie by Moda. I really love it.