Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Sew-a-long: Project two!

So here we are, another week has passed and it is time to show you my second finished project for the Patchwork Loves Embroidery Sew-a-long. You will be able to see all of the other finished projects by visiting our host Martina's blog, Sunshine Quilting, where she has set up a link to all the participating blogs.


Garden Delight Needle Book on the cover of Gail's delightful book

For my second project I chose the 'Garden Delight Needle Book', which is featured on the cover of Gail Pan's wonderful book Patchwork Loves Embroidery.


Possible fabrics for the project

Last time I showed you my choice of fabrics for this project but, I did mention that I may change my mind about them and, I did!!  In the end these were the fabrics that I used.


Final fabrics chosen

I decided that the fabric with the green background and blue flowers had too large a scale pattern for such a small project.


My finished version of the Garden Delight Needle Book
A close up of the stitching
Inside the needle book

Here is my version of the 'Garden Delight Needle Book'.  I am thrilled with how well it went together and, although it looks very nice with the 'Bloom Pincushion' that I made last time, I have decided to send it to a friend who I know is in desperate need of a new needle book.  It may mean that I have to make myself another one!!


Bloom Pincushion and Garden Delight Needle Book

For my next project I have decided to make the 'Little Blue House Wall Hanging' which is a charming little pattern.


Little Blue House Wall Hanging as pictured in the book

I am excited to get started on it as I have some beautiful variegated silk thread which is hand dyed by Stef Francis to use.  My pattern is all traced out ready to go.


Pattern and thread ready to get started

These are my chosen fabrics this time.  As you can see, I have included the fabric with the green background and blue flowers which I left out last time.  I really love this piece of fabric and I think it may work with this project!!


Chosen fabrics
Why not pop across to visit Martina and have a look at all the other finished projects?


18 comments:

  1. Christine your sewing book is beautiful! Again I am amazed at your perfect stitching. :) I love the fabrics you ended up using. Those decorative pins are so cute! Can't wait to see your wall hanging.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Linda! I was pleased with the choice of fabrics in the end and, I am already enjoying the stitching on the next project!! :) x

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  2. I can vouch for the needle book - it really is the most beautiful work of art and in use already and will be treasured and much appreciated!!

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    1. Hello Kay!! Thank you!! So glad that you liked it and that it has come in useful!! :) x

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  3. I think it's terrific that all the projects are so useful and I am sure your friend will absolutely love your needle book. Love the material you ended up choosing and am looking forward to the blue wall hanging. You do such lovely stitching

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Dawn! They are lovely projects to work on aren't they?! I'm already enjoying the stitching on the next project! :) x

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  4. Dear Christine,
    your needlebook is perfect. Very nice stitches, very, very well done. What nice craftsmenship. This should say chrafswomenship, or not. Wish you a lot of fun with your wallhanging.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you very much Sylvia for your lovely comments! :) x

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  5. Dear Christine, the little needle book is gorgeous, so beautifully worked accurately and Enscheidung for the new fabric choice, you have super good decision.
    Now I am looking forward to the little wall hanging, because the materials I find it very beautiful.

    kind regards
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta for your lovely comments! They mean a lot to me!! :) x

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  6. I've always wondered what to do with striped fabrics. Now I know it! Maybe this will be my next project. I haven't decided yet.

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    1. Thank you Christiane, that particular striped fabric is one of my favourite fabrics! Looking forward to seeing all the next projects!! :) x

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  7. Dear Christine,
    wunderschön sind dein Nadelkissen und das Nadelmäppchen geworden, ich glaube wenn man einmal mit diesen Sticksachen angefangen hat, kann man nicht mehr aufhören, zumindestens nicht, wenn sie so schön sind wie deine Stickarbeiten.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you very much Steffi! I am really enjoying making these pretty little projects and it has been fun seeing all the other finishes too! Looking forward to the next one now!! :) x

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  8. Hi dear Christine,
    Your needle book ist gorgeous!!! I love your beautiful stitching and the fabric are so lovely!
    Can't wait to see your wall hanging.....
    Hugs
    Deborah

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    1. Thank you very much Deborah! I am really enjoying all these wonderful projects!! :) x

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  9. The needelbook and the pincushion are very pretty, Have fun with the next project you will do for the SAL, and at the end you will have a beautiful set of notions!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I am happy with how everything has turned out so far and I am enjoying working on the next project! :) xx

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