Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE - 2018

Hello and welcome back to the first Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE of 2018.  

Here in New Zealand, we have been experiencing a record hot summer, which has at times, made sewing or hand sewing feel like a chore.

Nevertheless I have been stitching away on my Solstice Dream blocks and have finished another one.  I love the how the hedgehog block turned out and am so pleased I and managed to find just the right scrap of Liberty fabric for the flower and all the threads I had on hand.

That moment you realised you used felt from the offcuts bag, not the project bag. Half an inch too short.   I posted it on the Solstice Dreams facebook  page, and both Kerry Green and my sister suggested adding a strip of felt to the block and embellishing it,  I figured I had nothing to lose, cos if it didn't work I still had to do a new block.  This is what I came up with.  I think that once it is properly quilted, that will hopefully  help disguise that extra seam too.(tell me that will work please Leeanne

Guess this is the impetus needed to clean up my sewing room, and put the offcuts away.

And I'm finishing off with a little sewing room cuteness, Meeka has obviously decided that unused quilt blocks and an almost empty pincushion make a great bed.

Now it's your turn to share, it doesn't matter if it's embroidery, a quilt, applique or epp, or some other stitched or sewn project,  It can be a start, a finish or just a wip.  All we ask is that you follow these guidelines when linking up:

  • Link up any post from the past week that features  a sewing or stitching project you have been working on.
  • Somewhere in your post, please link to this one.
  • Also please take the time to read and comment on some of the other linked posts, it is always nice to know that people are reading what you have written, and we are trying to encourage people to keep blogging and reading blogs.
Thanks for joining us
Julie and Linda


  1. I think all your blocks look great, once the whole thing is quilted you won't even notice it. Sometimes cats will sleep in the most weird places and you wonder how they can possible be comfortable.

  2. Beautiful stitching Julie. Loving all the tiny details, like in pic #2 the leaves with those pretty little pink bits.

  3. Looking so sweet, the little delicate stitches make for so much interest. I think your seam will be fine, press open with a little steam. I know some people use that iron on tape used for joining batting scraps onto the back of their open seams on their wool quilts.

  4. Your blocks are truly beautiful. I love your hand stitching. Your kittycat looks so comfy and sweet.


  5. I like your solution to your 'too small' background. I agree, it won't be noticed when it comes time to quilt it. Your stitching is wonderful ,as usual Julie!

  6. Oh!!! Honestly - I was so enchanted with the petal work in stitchery on the flower itself, that I didn't even notice the background addition until I read about it and went back to look! I am always so floored at how pretty your wool embroideries are.

  7. Oh, who hasn't done that with cutting a piece short. You've recovered well though and your blocks are beautiful and you will be the one who notices it most.

    Love the photo of your tabby and quilt helper.

  8. I love watching your progress on this.

  9. Yes, your hedgehog is cute. Lovely colors and stitching, Julie.
    Kitties are smart when it comes to finding a good place to nap.

  10. Beautiful stitching - woven trellis stitch petals, bullions galore...wonderful. Makes me feel like doing some crazy quilting.


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