Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Fresh Cut - a new project








Last year some time I bought myself Sue Spargo's Fresh Cut quilt pattern, a mix of wool and fabric applique embellished with beautiful embroidery.  Then it sat unused while I deliberated over background colours.  Much as I love how the black felt background made the blocks POP, I thought it would attract too much dust and be impractical.

Fast forward to June this year, when I spent a day in Rotorua with my Mum, and we visited Cottage Flair quilt shop. They had a fabulous sample made up with different black fabrics as the background, and ironically this really appealed to me. I bought some of the patterned black fabrics but have had to wait three months till solid black fabric arrived in New Zealand, before I could actually start this project.

 A week ago I received a call from my local quilt shop to say they had it in stock, and it was subsequently sent out to me.  I have started my first block, which is block 5, and am slowly rediscovering how to make all the fancy stitches required. 

I can see this will be somewhat of a long term slow stitching project.




8 comments:

  1. I always admire your embroidery projects! Maybe you’ve shared this before, but do you have a favourite embroidery floss to work with? I’m about to start a Santa quilt by Anni Downs (I subscribed to a BOM project) and I received DMC ebroidery floss for the stitcheries and to appliqué the wool with.

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  2. Like Dutchcomfort above, I have 'stalked' your blog for a number of years and had palpatations over the stunning embroidery projects that you and your sister have done. I have a Sue Spargo kit (the chooks) and one day soon I will grab the bull by the horns and start it.
    Can't wait to see your blocks.

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  3. Your stitching is gorgeous Julie! Those little gold grubby things are ingenious!

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  4. Hi,
    BEAUTIFUL! I spy spring flowers too.
    We had a frost last night. Thankfully I had everything covered that I wanted to save.

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  5. Lovely fun with wool and embroidery. You've got skills for sure!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Oh my, I love this project...perhaps a little too much. Have had to place it in my note file. YOu're off to a great start. I will love seeing these flowers come to life and esp. your lovely embroidery.

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  7. Love your applique and your beautiful embroidery, the resulting blocks were worth the wait for the background fabric.

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