Sew-in Sunday

Hi everyone

Hope you are all well and keeping safe.  I am not going to talk about the big bad world as we are all living it anyway where ever we are.

Instead I am going to focus on sewing, of which, I have achieved a plenty.  On my SAL I have completed one edge (previous post), but my real focus has been on my “Cup” cross stitch and my Old Rose Window Quilt.  I have cut up loads of pieces ready for making into the squares (it’s the bit I enjoy the most, choosing which materials are going together), and have a variety of squares finished and others in various stages of completion.

Last time I posted these were my calculations:

“Each square measures 6.5 inches, and I have calculated that I will need 8 blocks for the width and 12 blocks for the length.  (for a quilt measuring 52 inches by 78 inches , minus any borders).

That’s 96 blocks  –  I have 14 completed blocks and 15 semi finished.  Wish me luck!!”

Well now i have 23 completed and 10 nearly completed, 5 ready to be sewn together having been tacked to paper templates:

Here are some pictures

 

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1st stage  – pieced and semi-pieced

2nd stage – corners need attaching and finish attaching edges on small squares to octagon pieces.

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newest material configuration –  all needs sewing together – and finally 17 completed squares.  (Above is 2nd one in from left on top row – sewn together) (2nd one in from left bottom row – corners need attaching)

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It is going to very colourful.

Also i mentioned the Cups cross stitch

Here is where I was ….

cups - march 2020

and here is where I am now …..

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Well that was quite long for me but that’s all for now

Daisy

 

 

SAL – 29th March 2020

Hi Everybody

I hope everybody is safe and well in these uncertain times.

I have made small progress again with my Seasonal quilt, having sewn on a few of the edging parts.

Here is where I was ….

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and here is where I am now … last piece of bottom border.

Sorry, bad light i think.

edging strips 2

and these are the side strips

Edging strips March 2020

So not far too the end now.

Please take a look at the projects from the other members of our group.  If you wish to join please contact Avis (1st name in list below).

Take care

Daisy

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidi,   Jackie,SunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMaryMargaretReneeCarmelaJocelyn,     SharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLinda

 

 

Sewing Sunday

Hello everybody

First of all, I hope everyone is healthy and following the government guidelines for  this terrible coronavirus bug.  My best wishes to anyone suffering at this moment in time.  I hope you make a full recovery.

Well I am lucky that in this clamp down on social gatherings I can happily amuse myself with my hobbies.  I have been busy with my projects, but to confess I haven’t actually done a single stitch today, so in no particular order:-

Cross stitch – my cups cross stitch is developing slowly but surely.

Here is where I was at the end of February …..

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and here is where i am now …..

cups - march 2020

Patchwork – I have been busy cutting out the parts required for my Old Rose Window Quilt.  It takes quite a long time sorting out the various colour ways but here are a few examples of some that I have prepared

And here are a few in various states of completion

Semi-finished …….

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And these are finished …..

finished march 2020

Each square measures 6.5 inches, and I have calculated that I will need 8 blocks for the width and 12 blocks for the length.  (for a quilt measuring 52 inches by 78 inches , minus any borders).

That’s 96 blocks  –  I have 14 completed blocks and 15 semi finished.  Wish me luck!!

That’s all for now.

Daisy

 

HQAL -March 2020

Hello everyone

I have made slow progress with my Seasonal Quilt but as people remind a little progress is better than no progress and i am one step nearer to finishing the top of this quilt.

I sewed a few of the pentagon shapes that form the side edges, and also sewed half of the bottom border tot he main quilt.

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That’s 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.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrin,             GretchenKathi,  BellaDaisy and Connie

SAL – March 2020

Hello everybody

I confess to not much going on with this sew-a-long this month so far.  I have only sewn a part of the bottom border to the main quilt.  I have been sewing the end pieces in white that are  required to finish the sides with a straight edge.

So here are some pictures of the part mentioned above

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Well that is me, why not pop along to our other members to see what progress they have made.

If you wish to join our group please contact Avis (1st name in list below).  We post our progress every  three weeks and offer encouragement and praise to our fellow members who are all working on their own individual projects.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidi,   Jackie,SunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMaryMargaretReneeCarmelaJocelyn,     SharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJennyLauraCathieLinda

 

Hetty photo shoot

Hello Everyone

Hetty here again.  As I have been a really good girl, mummy decided to have a photo shoot with me as the star model.  So here are a few pictures from our fun day and as you can see I respond well to instruction, always a good point for a model.

 

And here is me misbehaving

 

Bye for now

Hetty

Sewing update

 

Hello everybody

I have been busy sewing blocks for my Rose Window Quilt, and it is fair to say that this quilt does not grow as fast as the hexagon quilt.  Speaking of hexagons – I am still working on the border of the Seasonal Quilt but that is for another post.

Here are some images of the various blocks.  They will not necessarily stay in the order shown.  (Quite a few pictures actually).

Blue Rose window 1

Burgundy.Grey Rose window 1

pink rose window 1

 

Also I have been sewing the cups cross stitch which is slowly developing.

Here is where I was ……… at the beginning of Feb 2020

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Here is where I am now at the end of Feb 2020 …..

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Well that is all for now.

Daisy

 

 

 

HQAL – February 2020

Hello Everybody

I hope everyone is well and been kept busy stitching.

I have made fair progress on my Seasonal Quilt and enjoying how it is coming together.

Last time the top border had been added and now I have joined the Autumn Corner to that area making the top section complete apart from the half hexagon pieces

main quilt - autumn corner

Also I have sewed the bottom border together and it just need attaching to the main quilt.

bottom border 2 - feb 2020

bottom border - feb 2020

It is just the right sort of weather in England to be cosied up in a quilt stitching it together.  I do hope that nobody has suffered badly in the flooding.

If you have enjoyed reading this and want to join our happy group of stitchers then 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.

KathyMargaretEmmaTracyDebSusan,  Nanette,  EdithSharonKarrinGretchenKathi,  BellaDaisy and Connie

 

SAL – February 2020

Hello Everybody

First, a warm welcome back to Jenny.

When I was recently ill, it enabled me to sit quietly and do some sewing and I have made some good progress with the final border of my quilt.  Unlike the top border where I was sewing one border block at a time I have combined the two before attaching to the main quilt and I think that I will add the half hexagons before I attach it making that totally complete.

Let the photos do the talking

Here is where i was last time …

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Here is my progress …. Autumn corner piece added.

main quilt - autumn corner

And bottom borders …

bottom border - feb 2020bottom border 2 - feb 2020

Next up – just add the white edges and the column of white at the side ends and then piece together with the wadding and backing.  Then the quilting begins.

Well that is all for now, thank you for stopping by and now please pop along to the other members sewing projects to see their progress.

If you wish to join our friendly, supportive group please contact Avis (1st name in list below) and she will run through how it works.

AvisClaireGunCaroleSueConstanzeChristinaKathyMargaretCindyHeidiJackieSunnyHayleyMeganDeborahMary MargaretReneeCarmelaJocelynSharonDaisyAnneConnieAJJenny

Sewing Sunday – February

Hello

If you read my previous post you will know that I have been ill this past week and had to stay in the warm, so after a couple of days when I could not focus or concentrate on anything I have managed to do some sewing.

In no particular order of preference

Cross Stitch 1 – Teacups

I have made good progress on this as I stitch whilst watching TV in the evenings – we end up watching repeats of programmes we like so it is easy for me to stitch and listen because I have quite a good memory so know what is going to happen, whereas my husband is beginning to lose his memory so enjoys watching them again.  It works for us and everybody is content.

By the way, thank you to everyone who sent kind wishes for my husband after his small procedure.  Everything went according to plan and he is much better.

Here is the start

new start cups 1

Here is where i am now

Teacups 1

The Robin Table Runner

I have also done a little of this mainly to see if it would fit on as expected.

The start

new start 2 robin table runner

Here is where i am now

robin runner 1

I am quite pleased with how it is emerging.

On the patchwork side of things I have stitched the two bottom borders of my SAL together – no picture as I am saving that for the SAL.

Rose Window Quilt

Also I have cut out loads more patches for the Rose Window Design – I love choosing which fabrics will blend together or even standout but in a good way.  Here are some of the colour ideas I have at the moment – some may be altered in the future depending on how it all goes together.

 

 

Psychedelic Dahlias

I have yet to sort out the stem on this design and I also have a question how do you applique the design onto a background fabric and remove the cardboard templates?  My understanding is that the cardboard templates do not get removed until all side are stitched.

Here is how I would like the design to look

Psychedlic Dahlias design 1

Quite quirky – n’est pas!!

Small Cushion idea

Last project – to make a small cushion using some of the Christmas Present I received from my penpal (many thanks to Emma @emma’scraftprojects)

 

 

And that ends this post and you can see I made good use of my sickness time at home (when it permitted).  I did stab myself twice with the needle when I sneezed abruptly.

Bye

Daisy