Monday, 29 January 2018

Sewing and Stitching










Late evening stitching in the cool, means another block has been completed from my  Solstice Dream project.   I loved working on this one, even the little spider was cute, though I have found it doesn't matter what time of day you stitch with black it is still very hard to work with.

Slow progress on the Marsh block, after three attempts, I am very happy with my little frog.  Now onto the dragon fly with her sheer wings and metallic thread - not a great combo to play with.

Still plodding away on the Sea Glass Sampler quilt -  it is in large panels now ready to piece together, I just have to summon some enthusiasm to do it.  A few blocks have actually been unpicked and redone with different fabrics, so I am a lot happier with how it is looking now.  It has actually turned out to be a way bigger quilt than I anticipated making, so I'm not looking forward to wrangling that through my machine, when it comes to quilting time.  Hopefully next time you see this, it will be a finished quilt.

11 comments:

  1. Love all the little details in your stitching Julie! Very cute. And your 'sea glass' quilt is progressing beautifully, such a pretty colour combo.

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  2. well done! even in this heat we are experiencing, you have achieved much to keep the creative juices flowing!

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  3. Your stitching is beautiful!! Love the spider and the frog...good luck with the dragon fly. Your quilt top is looking fantastic, well done.

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  4. The spider and frog are sooo cute!! I'm sorry you aren't feeling terribly enthusiastic about your seaglass sampler - I was thrilled to see it as I scrolled down ~ I've always loved when you share bits and pieces of it.
    I know! You can send it to me, and I will wrangle it through my machine for you! But I should warn you - I am awful about going to the post office, so I'd probably just keep it :-) Your daughter might not be real happy about that. hmmmmm

    Happy sewing and quilt wrangling ~ Tracy

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  5. Gorgeous stitching, the spider and the frog are so clever. Liking your quilt too - have fun!

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  6. Your seaglass quilt (which I love the colours, fabrics and the concept of) is looking marvelous... very balanced! Such a lot of work in the embroidered blocks, which are also looking wonderful.

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  7. I am still in awe of your stitching Julie! I'm not sure spiders can be cute, but yours is!! As well as the pink frog! Good luck with the wrangling.....!

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  8. Great embroidery, Julie, French knots and bullion are super.
    And I agree, the frog and spider are cute!
    The 'sea glass sampler' is coming along, almost done?
    Nice work.

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  9. Froggie is very cute, love the colours in your Sea Glass sampler and I definitely don't envy you having to wrangle that through your machine, have you thought about getting it basted by a longarmer, it makes a difference when wrangling through the machine.

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  10. Just love your stitching - such fantastic colours and the spider and little frog seal the deal, of course. Your quilt is lovely too - very soothing but still lots to take in.

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  11. Oh, that cute frog!!!! Colors are so beautiful, little bit like Tula Pink's fabrics!!

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