For my latest train journey I prep'd my fabric, and wadding, backed with muslin and searched out a wavy lined stencil I'd made some years ago. I've recently bought some long pins with beads on their ends and found it was possible, with these long pins, to keep the stencils in place on my fabric while I stitched.
This WIP is a tiny purse, from a tutorial by Svetlana, who said "don't use polyester wadding", but I love the puffy finish polyester wadding gives!
Back home again, I selected some monochrome heart patterned fabric I'd found when I last visited my local quilt shop, which, of course, I couldn't help but buy for my lining, and then I couldn't resist colouring in the hearts with my Pastel Dye Crayons. (In case anyone is wondering, the selvedge said "Hearty 2 You + Me 15.02 by www.Stof.dk). My scrap was approximately 1/4 yard .... so you may well see this one again! This pretty fabric was in a "Scrap Pack", so, haha, I had to buy the whole pack .... consisting of another 4 different scraps! No I won't show you the rest now ... I'll save that for another day!
|Lining cut ready for boxing the corners.|
Another of my WIPs is the Splendid Sampler block .... "Sewing Machine" by Pat Sloan.
I know I'm rather late mentioning it (oops, sorry Lara), but I was very lucky to win a signed copy of Lara Buccella's book - "Crafted Appliqué .... New Possibilities" by commenting on her blog hop .....
and here is the first block I've made using her appliqué method... Sewing in progress.
|Is it just me, or do you find it hard to take pictures of small blocks too?|
And what Summer post would be complete without at least a couple of photos from the garden!
|These lovlies must be at least 8' high|
|Our neighbours have been admiring our Hollyhocks and asking for seeds|
And today I am linking to Esther's WOW WIP blog party. Do pop over and see what wonderful creations others are stitching!
As always, thank you for visiting me.
I hope you find time for stitching this week!
Have a great week!