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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time for Some Hand Stitching....

Life gets so busy at times and summer time always seems to be one of the busiest...
with sewing happening in just small bursts, it seems quite logical that hand stitching is my choice in busy times. 

I don't have a dedicated sewing space....still sew in the kitchen. So it is a chore to pull out or search out the fabrics I want. And now that we have a four legged eating machine....all of my fabrics are hidden in plastic containers that serve as a deterrent to jumping on the living room furniture! 

 Spring Fever by Jen Kingwell, has really tugged at my heart strings. I have completed about 4 butterfly blocks (8 more to go), but I decided to work on a couple of the flower basket blocks.

  
Nice easy shapes...


A fun busy summer time project...
The fabulous string art spool is from my dear friend Rachel at Family Ever After! The string art was made by Samantha at Strings By Samantha! Isn't is great?

I also decided to join in on the Sweetly Stitched Sew Along....It is a Sew Along organized by @ohhowsweetco and @sameliasmum on IG. The sew along is devoted to Amy Sinibaldi's book Sweetly Stitched Handmades.
     For the first round I made the Mouse House Doll Quilt...


It was a fun and fast make! I hand quilted it with Valdani Perle Cotton and used wool batting and nani Iro double gauze for the backing. Yummy!

This was gifted to the sweet little girl who lives next door to me.

 
Behind the house doors are fabrics with pictures....Amy's uses mouse fabrics. I used dogs, cats, etc.


If you haven't tried double gauze as a backing...you need to give it a shot. It is amazing and amazing to hand quilt. I love the double gauze paired with wool batting.


Now to choose a project for the next round! Yay!
Happy Thursday!
mary


8 comments:

  1. The doll quilt is very cute and so is your dog. His face says'I am sweet of nature, love!' cheers!

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  2. Your sewing is always so charming! Love everything you do

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  3. Jaelyn will love her new dolly quilt!

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  4. your applique is very nice, not something I have tried yet and the doll quilt is so pretty

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  5. Every picture you post is lovely! I love your appliquΓ© flower blocks. You make it look so easy! That spool string art is so cool. Will need to check out the maker. I am sure your little friend Jaclyn will love her new quilt. Such beautiful stitching.

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  6. After reading your posts, I always feel like I've had a lovely visit with you in your home. Your flower basket is so sweet, as is the Mouse House. What a treasure of a gift! I gave away three quilts this week (to my daughter) and I think it's so good to give our work away (when we can) so we send the joy of our making out into the world.
    Elizabeth

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  7. So pretty. And the dog is rather cute, would love to give him a cuddle :)

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