Monday, 18 August 2014

Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew-a-long

Today I am starting a new project.  Martina at Sunshine Quilting is hosting a sew-a-long of Gail Pan's wonderful book 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery'


The fun starts today!! The idea is that if you are joining the sew-a-long you choose up to five of your favourite patterns from the book and get stitching!! The first project should be ready to share on the 1st September and so on until the end of October (five projects).  You don't have to make five projects though, you can join in with as many or as few projects as you would like.  Martina is setting up a link on her blog so that we can all share what we are making and show and tell our finishes. Today is the day to decide on your first project and share which fabrics you will be using.


I have decided to start with this really cute little 'Bloom' pincushion. Such a pretty little embroidery design.


In my opinion, you can never have too many pincushions in your sewing room. I have quite a number to choose from...


and I love making them!!


I have chosen my fabrics, threads and trimming and, if you have been following my blog for a little while you may recognise the fabric as, it is the fabric I used with another Gail Pan pattern 'Ruby Cottage' which I made into a cushion.



Are you joining in the sew-a-long?  Pop across to Martina's blog and see what she has chosen to make and to link up with others joining in!!

15 comments:

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    1. Thanks Janet! I think it will be a lot of fun!! I'm looking forward to it! :)

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  2. I don't have the book but I just bought the Kindle version, so I'll join the fun! :)

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    1. Yay! Don't forget to link up your blog over on Martina's blog when you post about any of the projects you decide to make. Isn't it a beautiful book?!! :) x

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  3. Hi Christine,
    I've joined the fun as well. Have choosen my fabrics and look forward to this great SAL.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Hello Sylvia! It is so nice of you to visit and I am looking forward to getting to know you through the sew-a-long! :) x

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  4. I've joined, too! I love your (pin)cushions, Christine. I'm going to sew one or two of the pincushion patterns during the Sew Along, too.

    Best regards!

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    1. Hello Christiane! Thank you for your sweet comment and I am looking forward to seeing everything that everyone makes in the sew-a-long! It is fun to join in! :) x

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  5. The little pin cushions are really cute and I agree, you can never have too many of them. I am joining in the SAL and I am sure I will do one by the end of it. Nice to meet you and am looking forward to seeing all the finished projects.

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    1. Hello Dawn... lovely to meet you! I had just left you a comment over on your SAL post before I saw that you had left me one!! It is exciting to see what everyone is making but also to get to meet other fun bloggers! I loved visiting your blog and have signed up to follow it!! :) xx

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  6. Ich hab mich auch für den Sal angemeldet und freue mich drauf hier mit zu machen.
    Deine Pins sehen zu süß aus.

    LG Uta

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    1. Thank you! I shall look forward to seeing what you are planning to make. :) x

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  7. Hallo Christine,
    wenn man deinen Blog anschaut, freut man sich um so mehr auf den SAL ♥
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you for visiting Steffi! Looking forward to seeing your SAL projects! :) xx

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  8. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog, I will keep visiting this blog very often.
    Grow Your Blog

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