Tuesday, 22 July 2014

A new stitching project....

Hello! This morning I am excited to share with you my latest stitchery project!! After having a good read of the new magazine, Simply Vintage, which I mentioned last time, I was inspired by one of the articles to get started on a new project! Actually, I was inspired by most of the articles but, this particular article I decided to do something about!!  The projects featured in the article were designed by Mountain Patchwork and, are two charming mini quilted and then framed patchwork blocks.  As I had also seen a Mountain Patchwork mini quilt when I was visiting a friend in the USA a few years ago and loved it then too, I couldn't resist having a look at the Mountain Patchwork website and found some more equally irresistible patterns there. 



Well, I immediately delved into my favourite Tilda fabric scraps and started to cut out some pieces.  I decided not to use the exact pattern from the magazine but to use a more simple nine-patch block as, I am not always very good at sewing small pieces together accurately.




I added a little appliqued heart to the centre, improvised the embroidery and, using the  nine-patch block set on point, which appears in another beautiful  Mountain Patchwork pattern called 'Garden Gate' and, which is available on the Mountain Patchwork website, made a mini quilt which is now almost ready to be framed. 








The simpler nine-patch block allowed me to use slightly larger pieces of fabric for this first project but, now that I have given it a try, I am going to make some more mini quilts using the patterns in the magazine too.



The look of the quilt is quite different from the Mountain Patchwork style because of the different fabrics I have used but I am really pleased with how it is looking.

I still have a few more stitches to finish off and then I will find a frame for it. Incidentally, Mountain Patchwork carry the perfect style of frame to use with this type of project in their online shop, so I will probably be ordering one (or three) from there!




12 comments:

  1. I love the embroidery on your block, it looks great. What are the dimensions of the block?

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    1. Thanks Brenda! The whole block is approximately 10 inches square. The nine patch in the middle is 6 x 6 inches. I really enjoyed making it. It went together very quickly. :) x

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  2. This is so pretty Christine! Love the idea of a block for framing as art work-beautiful choice of fabrics and colour-your embroidery is always exquisite. Alison xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! This little project was such fun to make. I won't be able to stop at just one, of course!! xx

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  3. I love it Christine, it's very dainty, pretty, and beautifully done! Go Christine! xoJoy

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    1. Thank you so much Joy for your wonderfully positive comment! Makes everything worthwhile!! :) xxx

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  4. I love what you did to the empty spaces with the embroidery.
    What size of blocks did you use for the 9 patch? May just have make one for myself.

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    1. Thank you RoseMary! The ninepatch is 6x6 inches. I liked how it turned out! :)

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  5. Beautiful work Christine and I do love your colors!

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    1. Thank you Kathleen! I am thrilled that you like it!! :)

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  6. Very pretty design, I like the stichery round the edges of the centre block Lovely xx

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    1. Thanks Janet! I enjoyed making it!! Glad you had a nice time in Kent! :)

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