Sewing Sunday

Welcome to Sewing Sunday where I show what has been sewn or is in the process of being sewn outside of the two Sewing groups that I belong to.

In no particular order of importance we begin with Sophia Loren cross-stitch which is a gift to my husband, who watches over my progress eagerly. (He is oggling really!)

From September 2022 to November 22

Secondly, I have rejuvenating the Christmas Quilt that I started last year. In fact I didn’t like the small blocks that I had made so ripped them apart and rejigged how they looked, then sewed together one of the larger blocks and this is what I have so far … (Doesn’t it look christmassy!!)

I have also changed my mind on the design (typically me) but feel happier with how things look now.

Thirdly, and totally different to anything sewn so far, I am going to delve headfirst into Redwork. Helping me in this is the designs I found on Dandelion Designs by Mandy Shaw.

These are some of the last things purchased, before my self imposed curfew on buying new stash, however, I have just purchased the calico and thread and interfacing required to complete these designs. Here is a closeup of the Basket Quilt …

Isn’t it delicious. I’m not decided on the red fabric required yet. I have started as Mandy did with the months of June; (It was a SAL with her Secret society membership); and a picnic basket. The July block is Pick Your Own Strawberry basket. Both these have the interfacing ironed on. It looks like fun so wish me luck.

Also by Mandy Shaw are two delightful cushions (there are more designs). I have ironed the fox onto the calico and attached some wadding as I would like mine to have a quilted effect.

I am going to be busy!!!

Other projects still working on are my Jane Austen Quilt and Memoirs Quilt and the Honey Bee Quilt.

Quilts awaiting quilting now number four so I will have to get my wiggle on.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you have been sewing.

Goodbye for now

Daisy

HQAL – Sunday 27th Nov 22

Hello Everyone

Hope you eare well, on a bleak November day in Old Blighty.

It is just the weather to hole up inside and sew quilts. On that note I will reveal how much sewing has been achieved these past three weeks.

I have been busy sewing black squares and the surround on one of the poster prints is finished. I have also sewn 24 squares to make 2 more lines on the middle section with the car. Then it is just 48 squares to a finished top part of quilt. Nearly a Mini Happy Dance

Here is the current progress ….

Well that is me for this time. Please take a peek at the other members listed below as they create some beautiful projects.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and  Cathie 

SAL – 20th Nov 2022

Hello Everybody

I have been at the paid job all last week so left little time for crafts, however, I made a conscious effort Friday and Saturday night to get some sewing completed.

Here is where I was last time …….

Here is my mighty effort for now …….

Well that is me, so why not delve into our members sites below and see their achievements.

AvisClaireGunChristinaKathyMargaret

HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahSharonDaisy

AJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindyMaryMargaret

Bye for now

Daisy

HQAL – Sunday 6th Nov 2022

Hello Everybody

I have been under the weather this week, feeling very dizzy and nauseas. Having achieved a doctor to call me back on Friday, he seems to think my heart rhythm is at fault. My blood pressure which is generally low, seems to plummet and then rise higher than my average with my heart pounding like a good ‘un and a clammy feeling followed by a bilious attack.(Sorry if too much information) Bit scary!! Blood Tests, ECG and a Heart Trace to follow.

I’ve rested all week but not achieved much as I couldn’t concentrate. Most of the work achieved was previous to last Tuesday.

Here is where I was last time ……

Here is where I am now, very close to a finish ..

Well that is me, for this post.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and  Cathie 

SAL – 30th October 2022

Hello Everyone

October is at an end and we advance towards Christmas at a rapid pace. I have managed to put in a fair few stitches on my “Fruits of Plenty” – finishing off the border on the left and the flowers in the octagon part, and starting the next section on the right hand side of the pattern. Still loving this piece of work.

Here is where I was last time ….

And here is my progress.

Well that is me this week so why not pop along to the other member’s blogs and see their progress.

Daisy


Avis
ClaireGunChristinaKathyMargaret

HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahSharonDaisy

AJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindyMaryMargaret

Sewing Sunday

I have been busy these past few days starting something new (again!!!) and continuing with other projects.

The new start is my “Pemberley Quilt” which is a mix of cross stitch, a quilted panel, and a re-hash of the original Jane Austen Panel. It will also incorporate some material from the range by Riley Blake Designs called “Pemberley” by citrus and mint designs. Here are a few photos of my basic design at the moment (you know me it will probably change).

I love how the colours of the surrounds pick out the ones in the cross stitch. This is a lot easier to stitch than the dark colours on the HQAL that I participate in. (i.e Nashville Quilt)

The other project which has occupied my time is my “Memoirs Quilt”. Once again sewing little squares.

Again muted colours.

Well that is it – time to stitch.

Daisy

HQAL – 16th October 2022

Hello everybody

Well I’m back to sewing little black squares. This time for the centre bottom panel which also depicts a Buick car.

Therefore this is my progress…

Not too far to go before a happy dance can be had. I would still need to quilt it but the top will soon be complete.

That’s me for this week

Daisy

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy, and  Cathie 

SAL – 9th October 2022

Hello Everyone

I love Autumn – all the lovely leaves coloured from amber through to plum red, berries on trees awaiting the birds feast, low mists hanging languidly over fields and a certain change in the air. Time to change the wardrobe – nice warm woolly jumpers and leggings. etc etc.

Inside time to swap over to sewing the quilts after a long very hot summer. According to the economic climate we will need them. Two ladies at work have gone down with Covid so had to work all week , therefore downtime for sewing was hugely reduced, however, I have made some more progress with my “Fruits of Plenty” – still loving the colours and enjoying it.

Here is where I was last time

Here is where I am now

Just a little bit left and then I can proceed to the other side, I think I am going to leave the centre until last.

That’s me done so why not grab a hot drink and visit the links below to see how much progress our members have achieved over the past three weeks.

Daisy


Avis
ClaireGunConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaret

HeidiJackieSunnyMeganDeborahSharonDaisy

AJCathieLindaHelenConnieCindyMaryMargaret

HQAL – Sunday 25th Sept 22

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all keeping well. After an emotional week, things are starting to get back to a normality. I was able to paper piece loads of little black squares whilst watching the coverage of the Queen’s State Funeral. Also I have sewn the middle section together and attached it to the top section so 2/3rd’s of the quilt top are complete. Quite chuffed with how it is coming together.

Here is the picture of my progress …..

Just need to keep making loads of little black squares. By the way, my husband really likes it so added bonus. I have not got any vibes on how to quilt this as yet.

That is me, please now pop along to the other members listed below to see their progress.

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyMargaretDebNanetteSharonKarrinDaisy

Daisy x

Sewing Time

Hi Everyone

I have found myself pondering things a lot of late, maybe it was the passing of another birthday and the Queen dying. However, I am not Maudling just thinking. Life goes on and so does lots of stitching. I have put a fair few stitches into Sophia and this is how she looks now …….

The first part of her hair is quite tedious as there are lots of colour changes but I can equal it by just sewing black sections. She is progressing nicely even though sometimes I wonder at the thread colour choices but it all seems to blend. I still get that feeling that she is watching me like I did with Audrey. Here is a reminder of Audrey – I think they would look good hung together on our wall.

I do have another image sew and that it is John Wayne (The Duke) – my favourite cowboy. (I love cowboy/indian films and as a teenager my book choice was all about The Daltons Gang, Billy the Kid, Jesse James, etc etc). Each to their own eh!

I bought this from Steven Shaw of http://www.stitchpad.uk and then I will have to purchase the threads as listed. This will eventually hang beside the Indian Chief in our lounge. I don’t think I will use black aida maybe a blue aida or cream aida.

Reminder of Indian Chief …..

Well that is me for this post, take care

Daisy x