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samedi 4 août 2018

August FNwF

August already! Many thanks Cheryll for organising us once again for a great evening sewing.

Pop over to Cheryll's blog here to see what everyone was working on.

Well, it is HOT here! Yesterday it was 37 degrees outside so by mid day we were inside with hatches battened against the heat. Fortunately there was an exciting test match on TV to watch so straight after lunch I got on with hand stitching the little square I had stencilled at last months FNwF - you can read about it here I have added some simple quilting and a few beads to highlight the centre of the flowers.


My task this afternoon is to make this into a little tissue case.

Meanwhile, yesterday afternoon it was the lunch interval, so I was able to cut some border panels for a piece of applique, machine them in place and then frame up the piece ready to start quilting.



I was then able to watch the afternoons play happily quilting. I carried on into the evening and again after lunch today as I watched England win - what a great test! So here is how far I have got with my quilting.

 
The applique panel is 12" square. It is the second time I have used this design - you can see my first block here I am enjoying this applique and am looking forward to working on something more ambitious next time.
 
It is nice to be back home - thank you for your good wishes for my Father, he is home and doing well.
 
Hope you are having a great weekend.

17 commentaires:

FlashinScissors a dit…

Lin, that’s just adorable quilting ..... I love it, and your little Bushkiri bag!
I’m sure the tissue holder will be sweet too!
Keep cool and stitch! Great idea!
Hugs,
Barbara x

Rachel a dit…

I'm always impressed at anyone who can stitch and watch TV. All that happens if I try is that I stab myself!

Jeanette a dit…

Love your applique panel, it's so pretty. Hugs,xx

Fiona a dit…

your quilting looks so lovely and tiny stitches. Hubz kept looking up the game on the internet as it wasn't screened here....
Hugz

Fiona a dit…

ps … great to hear your Dad is doing so well...
Hugz

kiwikid a dit…

Great to hear your Dad is home and doing well. Your little flower looks lovely. Your quilting is beautiful, always admire hand quilting.

Sheila a dit…

Your quilting looks wonderful the crosshatching really sets off your lovely applique. Good to hear your Dad is doing well . It's been desperately hot here as well , stay cool .

Shez a dit…

Hi Lin,wow such beautiful work,well done my friend xx

Michelle Ridgway a dit…

Hi Lin, your quilting is beautiful as is your applique. I love your lovely stencil work too....lovely with the embellishments. Stay cool....and I won't mention England....cricket and winning in the same sentence lol!

Karen a dit…

Beautiful quilting. Great to hear you Dad is doing so well.

Maria a dit…

Nice to be able to sit and stitch while watching the cricket.
Your stenciled flower will make a pretty tissue box cover.
Beautiful quilting on your block.

Pamela a dit…

Gorgeous applique block!

Bethan a dit…

Are you handquilting the block? It looks so neat and lovely! I hope it cools down a little for you, and you enjoy watching more cricket x

Rosa a dit…

So beautiful block and your quilting is an eye catching.I enjoy handquilting !

Judy a dit…

I hope that the weather cools off for you soon. Your hand stitching and applique is looking wonderful. It's quite peaceful being able to hand quilt something, isn't it?

Happy sewing,
Judy

Kim a dit…

The quilting on your applique block is lovely. It's amazing how hand quilting maketh a project. Some lovely stitching is happening over there in all that heat. Could you please usher some of that 'lovely' hot weather down here. =)

Anthea a dit…

Hi Lin... wow so glad I'm not the only one who works their crafty efforts around their favourite sports viewing!
Such beautiful work from you as always.
x