Wednesday, 7 November 2012

sewing and stitching those WIPs!


I have been pretty productive of late, lots of finishing things up and huge motivation to get things done since I decided just to sew what I love and enjoy - ok I think I'm saying that too much but really it's a revelation and obviously it's the whole point. I just felt overwhelmed by my to do list but when I stopped trying to get it all done in any order or speed it was a weight lifted and it brought the joy back. And yes those baby hormones have a lot to answer for... this is a clear case of sew-nesting people!!

completed

- Starry Starry Notebook cover for the Sew Seasonal Blog Hop


- Bienvenue Baby Quilt


- Donkey Basket


- Vintage Stitchings - After finishing the vintage donkey embroidery last week I decided to sew up another 2. They kind of represent the (nearly) 3 kids and will be hung in the baby's room:


You can find the patterns here.

I love the happy orange bear:


That went well, and I was stitching up the little dog when I realised my mistake:


urm yeah... I forgot the golden rule about transferring patterns and letters being the mirror image. So I did my best to conceal it, at least it still follows the theme:



in progress

- Braid Quilt - I've finished all the rows so they need sewing together and a border

- HFWYGQAL - done a bit of cutting in preparation but no blocks sewn yet - I will catch up though!

- Blogger's BOM quilt - I had great plans of sashing this and trying a different but modern layout. Partially because when I started making these blocks (a year ago!) my 1/4" seam was not consistent and so the blocks vary quite a bit in size. I wanted to get it done though and just could not face sashing at all - it's not my favourite thing to do and with a baby bump this size cutting is getting harder and harder - so I took the easy road and hoped for the best...



I cut some squares of the fabrics I'd used in the blocks and made it into a simple random patchwork. It is no where near perfect, I've cut off lots of the points in the blocks but it still works for me. I actually love how it looks all together. So I'm going to add a simple Kona Ash border and get it quilted!

no progress

- Christmas table cloth
- Rose Star
- Retro Flowers
- Granny Blanket
- Kids project

stats
completed: 4
new projects: 0
in progress: 8

This week I also got these lovelies from my Bee pal Nicky!


Gorgeous, beautiful feathers, an awesome feather siggy block and some fantastic charms :) Thank you Nicky!

Linking up:

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced 

 
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24 comments:

  1. I love those embroideries Lucy. Great save with the z's!

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  2. You aren't human! How on earth do you do all this? Do you sleep at all?

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  3. Great stuff Lucy. The embroideries are adorable.

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  4. Your embroideries are too too adorable!!! All your creations are super.Your blocks went in the mail today. Does it count that I finished them in October??

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  5. Those are cute embroideries! They will look fab in the baby's room!

    Super productive Lucy! I am a wimp by comparison - glad they arrived safely!

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  6. Shh! Genius. Loads of great stuff as always Luce, you rock!

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  7. Your embroideries are so sweet! And don't point out your mistakes...we wouldn't even notice!

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  8. Love the Blogger's BOM quilt; now please relax xxx

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  9. Your BOM is really pretty but the doggy hoop is my favourite. Just bloomin' adorable and I'm quite the cynic normally. You've softened my heart Lucy.

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  10. Love your embroidered hoops Lucy - so cute!

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  11. Such great embroidery! I love the little bear, it's so adorable!

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  12. those hoops are simply divine

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  13. Just catching up now I'm home, love all you've been working on, especially the donkey basket and the gnoma bunting :o)

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  14. Lots of lovelies! Love the way you covered up the little mishap with the ZZ on the embroidery. Very creative! The embroideries all look so sweet!

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  15. Cute stitchings Lu. Love the whole trio. And nice save with the ZZ. Perfect! xo

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  16. I'm so glad you are doing what you love...but I'm confused...what were you doing before that? ;) Love you babe - keep being yourself 100%!!!

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  17. Love everything you've done but especially the donkey basket and the vintage stitchings, you've been a very busy lady :)

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  18. So much done! You are definitely nesting my dear. Love the vintage embroidery, especially that little bear!

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  19. Wow you are a dynamo! So it sounds like I need to get pregnant again so I can actually finish stuff. Love the little stitchings - so adorable. And the donkey basket is really cool too.

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  20. I love everything you have been working on! The notebook cover is so pretty. I love the pairing of that Tula Pink fabric with the star, it is perfect for the Starry Starry night theme! I can't get enough of those gingham embroideries!

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  21. those super cute vintage stitching... i love!

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  22. Your little embroidered dog is just perfect. What a cutie!

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  23. i love all your finishes and wips in this post. those cross stitched hoops are so very sweet. thanks for sharing the link. and i love your starry starry night journal! great project!

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