Monday, 27 October 2014

Sew-a-long Project Five....

I am very sad to say that this is the last link up for the 'Patchwork loves Embroidery' Sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.  Firstly, I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Martina for organising and administrating such a wonderful sew-a-long.  By participating, I have met some absolutely lovely ladies and I hope they will continue to stay in touch!!


Gail Pan's stunning book!

Gail Pan's wonderful book 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery' has so many beautiful projects that it has been easy to find something to make for each of the five sew-a-long links and, there are still plenty of projects that I want to make too!!


Some of the fabulous projects inside!

My final project was the 'Cinnamon Delights' drawstring bag.  I used some beautiful fabrics designed by Anni Downs (another lovely Australian designer) to construct the bag and some lovely variegated silk thread by Stef Francis to complete the embroidery.


I deviated from the original pattern a little by using fusible applique for the embroidered circle instead of needleturn.  I finished the applique with hand embroidered buttonhole stitch around the edge and added an extra line of quilting around the central embroidery also. For the drawstring, instead of the cord suggested in the book, I used some gauze ribbon which I had to hand. 


It has been such fun to see all the different variations of the same projects that all the other participants have made.  Everyone has made such beautiful things and they are a true inspiration.



Here is a round up of all the projects I made during the sew-a-long and, don't forget to pop across to Martina's blog to link up with all the other ladies participating and see what they have made this time.  


Bloom Pincushion
Garden Delight Needle Book


Little Blue House Wall Hanging
Redwork Tote

14 comments:

  1. Hi Christine
    absoutely beautiful! Wow! Just loove your little bag and what a great idea to applique it like this.
    So glad I met you through this SAL and will definitely keep up with you.
    Perhaps we sew together again in 2015?
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Hi Martina! Thank you again for organising the sew-a-long and I would love to sew with you again in 2015! :) xx Look forward to it!!

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  2. Charmant, diese Stoffe von Anni Downs mit dem zarten Muster auf dem Beutel - ich mag die Kombination sehr! Es macht Freude, all deine wunderschönen Projekte nochmals anzuschauen - herzliche Gratulation zu den exakten Stickereien.

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    1. Dear Katharina, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I have really enjoyed the sew-a-long and I loved all the beautiful projects you made and shared via Martina's blog! Happy stitching!! :) xx

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  3. Love the little cinnamon bag, it really is quite exquisite as are all the projects that you made. It's been a terrific SAL and I have learnt some wonderful tips as well as meeting new blogger friends.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! It has been a fabulous SAL and like you, I have really enjoyed the whole experience! :) x Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  4. The SAL looks like it has been great fun to do and you have made some lovely projects, I think the tote bag is my favourite, but I love them all xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I have really enjoyed it... it was a lot of fun. I liked the little needle book best myself! :) xx See you soon!

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  5. WOW - Christine!! I love your little bag - the stitching are so perfect and the fabric are so lovely!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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    1. Hello Deborah! Thank you so much!! Your lovely comments are always a highlight of my day!! Keep in touch now the SAL has finished!! :) xx

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  6. This has been a good SAL for you, you made beautiful projects. i like the drawstring bag and the alterations you made to the original.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you so much Katrin! I enjoyed the SAL and especially seeing all the different variations of the same projects. Your projects were also beautiful! :) x

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  7. Nice work on the bag! Love the extra touch the buttonhole stitch adds. I enjoyed seeing the recap - you do such beautiful work.

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    1. Hello Linda! Thank you so much! I just loved all the projects we made with the SAL. I think Martina is going to hold another one next year... can't wait! :) xx

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