Monday, 13 October 2014

Sew-a-long: Project Four

It is time to show you my next project in the 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery' Sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.  It was a bit of a race against time to get this project finished as I have been busy working on all sorts of other projects at the same time.


However, with a little bit of determination I have managed to get my 'Redwork Tote' finished. I did cheat a little though as, I didn't hand quilt it, I machine quilted it but, I think it looks just as nice with the machine stitching.


It was a fun embroidery to stitch and I loved using my Stef Francis silk thread in shades of red.  The fabrics I used were all designed by Nancy Halvorsen and I am really pleased with how they all coordinate together.




My next project which, will be the last of the sew-a-long, is going to be the 'Cinnamon Delights' drawstring bag.  I love drawstring bags, so I saved this for my last project.


I have found some delightful Anni Downs fabric that I think will be perfect for it!!

Do go across and have a look at the other finished sew-a-long projects at Martina's blog, there are some other fabulous projects to see!!

18 comments:

  1. Your tote is just really really precious. I love that fabric too. I can't wait to see your drawstring bag next.

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    1. Hi Shelly! Thank you for your lovely comment. I enjoyed making the tote but I know I am going to love making the drawstring bag!! :) x

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  2. Lovely tote, I really like the colours you've chosen x

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    1. Hello Janet! Thank you!! I was pleased with the colour combination too!! :) x

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  3. Beautiful stitchery. Seems to be a great thread too! And your tote turned out very beautiful! I love the fabrics very much!
    Happy stitchings, hugs Martina

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    1. Hello Martina! Thank you for your lovely comment. I am going to be very sad when the SAL has finished!! :) Thank you for hosting it!! :) xx

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  4. Dear Christine,
    your tote is just wonderful. Love the fabrics and your stitching is beautiful.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Hello Sylvia! Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I am looking forward to starting the next project!! :) xx

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  5. Dear Christine,
    enchanting looks Redworkwork the bag, so beautiful embroidered delicate and beautiful fabrics you have processed, I am quite delighted.
    In the new project with the beautiful Anni Down substances I'm looking forward.

    Greetings Uta

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    1. Dear Uta! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I am looking forward to the next project. I love drawstring bags!! :) xx

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  6. I thought this looked like a gorgeous project and how beautifully it has turned out Christine. Your stitching is superb as always and I just love the tree with the little bird at the top! What gorgeous fabrics for your drawstring bag too!
    Alison xx

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    1. Hello Alison! Thank you!! I was pleased with how the bag turned our and I am looking forward to the next project too!! :) xx

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  7. Wonderful effort on the tote. I have seen how busy you have been and am amazed that you fitted this in too. Puts me to shame, I have so many half finished things, I'm going to get a move on. Love the fabric for your last project, it's going to be sad to finish :(

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    1. Hello Dawn! Thank you!! It really is going to be sad to finish the SAL. Perhaps we'll have to start a different one?!! :) xx

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  8. Your tote is so beautiful, dear Christine!!
    The fabrics are adorable and the stitching is perfect - I love it!
    Have a nice day
    Hugs
    Deborah

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    1. Dear Deborah, thank you so much for your lovely comment! I hope you have a lovely day too!! :) xx

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  9. The redwork bag turned out great!! That is the next project on my list (should have been for this week, but life got in the way:).

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    1. Hello Shannon! Thank you... I liked how the bag turned out and I understand completely about life getting in the way!! Have a good weekend! :) x

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