Wednesday, 12 August 2015

sweet stitchings


The best feeling when I'm sewing is loving the process. Enjoying each stitch, seeing my work come together and loving the result. Sewing satisfies me for different reasons and I enjoy machine projects but hand sewing is another level for me. It has a comfort and calm to it, my hands working away while my mind relaxes. It feels so good to get back to working on my green tea and sweet beans quilt.

I finished the appliqué on this Berry Basket:


And I hand pieced the first Flower Block:


The other two are cut out and ready to go, I couldn't resist this adorable cat:


The print is Hiding Cats, Cocoland by Kokka and all the Cocoland cats are so sweet.

I'm looking forward to putting these together :)


     Fresh Poppy Design

12 comments:

  1. These are such sweet blocks!

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  2. I feel the same about working on the gtsb quilt. I love your blocks! So nice to discover your blog!

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  3. I totally get the draw of hand appliqué. it's on the list!

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  4. Sweet indeed, love that kite flower!!

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  5. I can totally relate to your comments about hand sewing- piecing, appliqué or quilting are all so relaxing and satisfying! I am so looking forward to seeing all those blocks together!

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  6. gorgeous! you really make me wish i was doing this quilt!

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  7. I love seeing all the snippets (good word) of this quilt. I am curious to see how it all comes together. I love hand sewing but don't have the patience for such a big project as this seems. I'm forever sewing liberty hexies though

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  8. These are beautiful blocks and I love the Cocoland cat :)

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  9. This quilt has it all doesn't it? Hand and machine piecing, fun blocks, beautiful fabric combinations.. Ohhhhh I love it all

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  11. Yes I feel the same way. I don't enjoy machining much, but I love to hand sew. I'm nearly 60 and getting some aches and apins in my hands but taking glucosamin and chondroitin, so hopefully be able to hand sew for a lot longer. Otherwise me and the sewing machine are going to have to make friends!

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