Sunday, November 29, 2015

Slow Sunday Stitching and Quilt til you Wilt

My hands have been kept busy with needle and thread of late. The autumn table mat shown earlier this week is now complete. 

I added veining detail to the leaves which I think adds some richness to the mat. This is to be a gift for my SIL who has a birthday next week.

I am working on this winter scene right now. Stitching the pine needles is quite time consuming. I will have to turn on a good movie to get these done!

Yesterday was our guild's Quilt til you Wilt Day. This happens twice a year and is always a good opportunity to get lots of work done. I arrived at 830 am and was among the last to wilt at 800 pm. One of our guild members catered a delicious lasagna dinner for us which was a real treat!

I started out the day by working on a Christmas quilt. The pattern is Disappearing Nine Patch (or D9P , as I call it!) I had some Christmas charm packs that I wanted to use and added some stash that I had on hand. It is a generous lap size.

The colours are bright, cheery, and festive!

I worked on this next quilt which is a UFO of many years. I made it out of a jelly roll but hit a road block when I found one of the strips too dark. So it sat for a long time untouched. I decided to bring it with me and discovered I still didn't like it - the dark strips had to go! There was deconstruction followed by reconstruction. Eventually, by the end of the night I had 9 strips ready to be sewn together.

I was happy to spend the day with fellow quilters, enjoying their company, all while working on some quilting projects in dire need of attention!
I am linking up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Autumn Table Mat

Here is a preview of a new project. It has been coming along quickly. By the weekend, you will see a reveal of this autumn table mat all complete.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Slow Stitching Sunday

Some finishes

I've been busy completing some hand projects started earlier in the year. 
A spring basket table topper in wool applique. I enjoyed using a lighter background this time rather than the traditional dark.

A close up of the flower-filled basket.

This wool applique geranium table mat is intended for my mum for Christmas.

I added extra petals - these were all very tiny- smaller than the end of my pinky finger- and a challenge to cut out- but the result quite pleasing in the end. Rather than french knots for the flower centers, a glass bead was sewn on. Below is a closer look at the petals and beads. Both table toppers are designs by Primitive Gatherings.

You may remember from last spring this block I made from a leftover panel.

Chippy has some friends now! The block has grown into a considerably larger quilt top than intended - big enough for a twin size bed! I am working on the back which is almost complete. To make room for more flannels, I have been using my leftover chunks. I think there will end up being almost as much work in the back as in the front!

I have a lot more on the go but I will save it for next time! 

Today I'm linking up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching!
 Hope you all have a great day!