Friday, February 26, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
This WIP didn't even make my list and you would be hard pressed to spot much difference between the two photos. I knit up the daily stripes during advent and planned to Kitchener stitch the top closed and there it has sat since Christmas Eve. However I have now joined the top and hidden the end so this project is also complete.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
I was so excited to download clue 4 of this pattern by The Frosted pumpkin Stitchery as I'm actually keeping up with the SAL. It's looking great. Below Santa's chin there is a spot for one of three specialty buttons. I haven't ordered them as postage would be silly money, so I will look for a substitution over the next six months.
The pattern link arrived Friday afternoon and by Saturday evening I had finished the stitching. It can now be put away until next month. I need to buy one floss in the meantime as I have very little left of the blue used on the snowflake ornament.
Just a few days until the end of the month and I have my March cottage to finish by Country Cottage Needleworks and the Year of Celebration for February by Hands of Design. I think I will work on the February piece next as it is small but I am aiming to finish both by the end of the month.
Monday, February 22, 2021
- navy binding
- navy binding with rainbow flange - who doesn't like a good flange
- rainbow binding
I have joined a free block of the week as I don't have much piecing to do at the moment. It's a small enough commitment that it will deter me from starting a more complicated project until some more UFOs have been finished.
Friday, February 19, 2021
Isn't this just the sweetest Valentine decoration? This was a freebie for signing up to the Clover & Violet newsletter. I made the block, cut some wadding the same size as the hoop and quilted the block. Then I added some foam to fil the void behind the block, trimmed the excess from the block, gathered the excess backing and added a circle of felt to the back to cover the raw edges and neaten it up. A ribbon and button were added to the top of the frame to finish off the little project.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
Friday, February 12, 2021
This pattern is a free download here. I added it to my 2021 UFO challenge list for Jersey Modern Quilt Group with not much of a plan. had reviewed my stash and realised that I have a lot of black and black and white fabrics as well as a whole basket of low volume fabrics. More recently I realised that I have a lot of yellow green fabrics and as I don't love green, I decided it was time to use some up. I pulled my scrap bags and a selection of fat quarters for each colour group and decided to get cutting. By the end of Iuesday, I had sewn up half a dozen blocks and cut all of the A and B blocks. It just remained to cut about 20 C blocks which are mainly green.
Fast forward to Thursday night and all but five of the blocks are cut and the fabric for each block is pinned and ready to sew together and bagged according to block type. I decided to focus mainly on the B block as there are only 12. These are now complete and on my design wall with what I've stitched so far.
There is no rush with this quilt as I am waiting for a delivery of wadding. I must also check what backing might be suitable. I think I may have ordered the backing in the Sew Hot sale and just need to refresh my memory.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Monday, February 08, 2021
Having finished the 2020 Prairie Schooler Santa recently, I kitted up the 2002 Santa who is a drummer boy. I have also finished my February UFO and have been working on customer quilts, so it was easy to pick up this project and it has been a quick finish.
I didn't have the correct blue for the flag which was DMC 311. I googled alternatives so I could finish this project. I used the tool on Closest DMC Thread-Color Lookup Tool (thread-bare.com)
Friday, February 05, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
It is good to look forward this month and formulate a plan. A phrase we often use in our family is "a lack of prior planning, often leads to p**s poor performance". After a satisfying start to 2021, well as far as crafting goes, I am looking forward to escaping the rock some time in 2021. We only had one trip in 2020 which was in January to London for a successful op for my husband. We were so lucky to fit that in when we still could.
1. The February UFO for our group challenge is a foundation pieced unicorn block which is already completely pieced. I see a cushion in my near future.
2. February mini for A Year of Celebrations.
3. March monthly cottage from a Country Cottage Needleworks.
4. February block for Around the World BOM
5. Month 4 of Christmas Wreath by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
The optional extras will probably include
6. Fraktal quilt
7. By Annie travel bag.