Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Wednesday WIP




Lately I have been feeling as though I have lost my sewjo.  Whether it has been because of the projects I'm sewing (some colours and fabrics just do not inspire me) or the amount of sewing I have been doing for Christmas and various swaps, I don't know.  Anyhoo, last night while the family were at Scouts, I decided to be brave and cut into my beautiful Liberty fabrics.  Miss B has taken permanent loan of my current needle book, so I am making myself a new one.

Utilising some vintage embroidered  linen that belonged to my Gran, some soft denim scraps and some favoured prints, I started sewing.  I had no real plan as to the design of the exterior, so it is not just QAYG but also design as I go. So far two thirds of the exterior have been completed. I have a busy week  work wise, so this will be a slow selfish sewing project.  Perhaps as a reward for completing some of the items I am procrastinating on.

I survived that heart stopping moment of the first cuts into my Liberty, and am now wondering, if I should be keeping all scraps of it.  How small is too small to be useful?

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

13 comments:

  1. So pretty! Liberty never disappoints - the perfect pick me up I think!

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  2. Indeed, the perfect pick me up. As Megan says Liberty never disappoints.

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  3. Beautiful - great idea with the vintage embroidery. Can't wait to see the finished result. Liberty is woven so much finer than other cotton fabric so you can go quite small with your pieces. I have a collection I rescued from a classroom scrap bin - wish I'd got there earlier!

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  4. I think the combination of fabrics up there is stunning friend!!! What a lovely piece!! I find it hard to believe that you ever lose your mojo because everything you make is always magnificent!!! Happy day you!!! Nicole xo

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  5. Lovely combo, the liberties & your gran's linen will make this a treasured needle book indeed! And as for the sizes of scraps? well, I'm inclined to keep everything! (esp. after seeing what Robyn managed to put together!) L

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  6. Haha I've just had the liberty scrap delimma - how small is too small? This looks gorgeous though and I cant wait to see the finished product! Hope your sewjo returns in full while you completed this happy project. There is nothing quite like "have to do" to take the fun or motivation away sometimes is there? Hope you've had a good week!

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  7. It is beautiful, and so are your fabrics! I think that I would save all but the very smallest of small pieces! xx

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  8. I would say 1" square would be the smallest. You could make a tiny hexi or a small piece of appliqué with that!

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