Who woulda thunk it? Yes, I have actually managed to complete 3 projects within the last few days. Yey me! The first one is the Gail Pan stitchery I started at her workshop back in August but I ran out of thread and had to wait for it to be reordered. Then I finished it but couldn 't find the right buttons to stitch on it. So, finally,here it is in all its glory. Hand quilted ofcourse.
Then I found this cute stitchery sitting on my sewing table amongst all the mess. I think I completed it at least a year ago but was too lazy to frame it. I found the frame at an Op Shop a few years ago ( I tend to collect them incase I need to frame things), but had put them both aside in the too hard section of the messy table. So, yesterday was THE day. I cut the lid of a shoe box to mount it on as I couldn't find any cardboard in my stash thick enough. The result is this. I just love the painted wooden sewing machine button.
Remember Gail Pan's free pattern fussy cutting one of her fabrics? Finished! Unfortunately, I didn't purchase enough of her fabric range and had to use some of Lynette Anderson's but I think they go together quite nicely. I machine pieced it (I know, I know, don't fall off your perch), and was rather delighted to see it come together so quickly. BUT, in all my excitement, I decided I would attempt to machine quilt it. (2nd time you have fallen off your chair?) So, I quilted in the ditch very very s l o w l y and carefully and was rather pleased with it. So, a bit more adventurous now, why not do some free motion on the borders? Ummmmm, well, one can see why I should not have gone there. After struggling to attach the darning foot, lower the feed dogs, set to 0 etc, I began to wonder why anyone in their right mind would machine quilt when all I usually do is thread a needle! The stitches are irregular sizes and I unpicked stitches countless times before putting it all aside and starting again the following day. I persevered despite the perspiration , cussing and throbbing headache and this is the completed quilt. It is only for me and I do so love Gail's sweet fabrics.
Now I can get on with more finishes this coming week. Oh yeah, I have cut out the pieces for another little Civil War quilt but haven't started stitching it yet as I need to complete the other 2. Not far off now. Thanks for visiting again. Angel Blessings to you all.