Saturday, January 26, 2019

Hexie Quilt.

I've been a little busy on the hand sewing front for a few weeks now trying to get a quilt top done. I posted 4 of the flowers in my last post. A lady had started making the quilt but has been unable to finish. I offered to help & discovered it was all hexagons, no machine sewing whatsoever. :) She hadn't made many flowers or butterflies so i had to cut out a lot of the flowers & tack them along with the making up.

 So here is where i'm up to. I'm hoping to have it all done by Saturday next week. I really hope she likes what i have done. No pattern just an idea she thought of.
I have just one more row of flowers then 3 butterflies & grey hexagons are added to the top. After that it's the filler pieces.hexagons are 2" ones so they are a bit large & awkward to sew together.

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, January 19, 2019

FNSI January.

Last night i joined in with 25 ladies for the first Sew In for 2019. Pop over to Wendy's blog to find the links to who all joined in & what projects they worked on. Thankyou Wendy for hosting us again this year.

My first project was to turn my snowman into a cushion. I added the backing during the morning & stuffed the pillow in the evening.

The next project was my pansy cross stitch scissor keep. I added the backing, tassle & cord in the morning & stuffed it ready to go in the evening.

Next project was this little owl i'd stitched last year. It was supposed to be cut out around the owl & turned into an ornament but i went with a hanging instead.

Binding sewn down in the evening, bells added & already in it's new home with my daughter.

A stitchery i had stitched last year was next. It took me a little longer than i'd hoped as i needed to applique it to the background, quilt around it & then add the buttons before even doing the back part which took a little while to do. :)
Back. And Voila! a nice new bag for my projects. The binding was sewn down in the evening as well.

Last night i made these 4 hexie flowers.

Happy Stitching,

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A bit of sewing.

The border fabric arrived yesterday for Send My Love bom so today i sewed it to my top.

Next i added borders to the first 2 blocks for this years bom from Gail Pan called Merry Bright.
The running stitch was added this evening around inside of border.

The extra project for this month is a pillow. I added borders this morning & then did the quilting this evening.
Hopefully I'll add the backing tomorrow & then stuff it.

After that i finished off this little ufo.
Then this ufo

Happy stitching,

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Send My Love bom

Today i finally managed to get some machine time. I should've been working on ufo's but i chose to put my bom together.
I had hoped I'd find border fabric in my stash but unfortunately none of my blues matched. Luckily the shop i bought my blue fabric from still has some of Blue Barn range in. 😊😊.

Happy Stitching,

Thursday, January 3, 2019

1797 Revisited

Is finished except the sides which i'm still deciding on. The original used all colours but i'm thinking all red or all brown. I'll have to lay fabrics out & see how it looks.

Happy Stitching,


 I started FNSI making bias strips. I had several pieces left from when i made the blocks that were long enough to use so i counted how many...