Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Gail Pan Patterns: Sew-a-long Show and Tell

Hello and welcome to my new followers, I hope you will enjoy it here!

Last year Martina at Sunshine Quilting hosted a marvellous sew-a-long for patterns from Gail Pan's wonderful book 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery'. This year Martina has decided to host another sew-a-long, this time for any Gail Pan pattern and today is the first day to link-up and show each other what progress we have made during January.



For my first project I chose a pattern that I bought at a craft show towards the end of last year. The pattern is called 'Friends' and is a really cute wall hanging.



I have really enjoyed stitching all the embroidery and it was fun to be able to finish off the pattern with some of Gail's first fabric line called 'Baskets in Bloom' which I bought at the same craft show.




I didn't have exactly the same fabrics as Gail used to complete the pattern, so I had to replace the red word print fabric with some blue word print fabric instead.


As a result, I decided to stitch the french knots on the ric rac in red thread instead of blue. It did feel as though the whole thing needed a bit more red in the mix, so I used a red print fabric to bind it.  I think it all works together very well.


What is so nice about Gail's patterns are that they are always so achievable. It has been such a fun project to work on and I am delighted with the finished result.


Now, I am really looking forward to getting started on my next Gail Pan pattern which is going to be 'Simply Blue' and, which was featured in issue 118 of Homespun magazine.



To see what everyone else who is participating has been working on in January, why not pop over to Martina's blog and have a look? 

48 comments:

  1. Your first SAL project is very nice! I wish you lots of fun sewing in the SAL this year, it is a nice group that joined to make Gail Pans projects
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Hello Katrin! Thank you... I had fun making it and, it is really fun taking part in the SAL! :) xx

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    1. Hello Valomea! Thank you very much! :) xx

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  3. So wonderful, a very nice stitchery
    Hugs
    Alexandra

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    1. Hello Alexandra! Thank you very much for your kind words! :) x

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  4. That is gorgeous. I am a big fan of Gail Pan designs.

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    1. Hello Elizabeth! Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I love Gail Pan's designs too... they are such fun to make! :) xx

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  5. Christine I love the blue fabric - better than what is shown on the pattern! As always your stitching is exquisite, and my favorite stitches are the red knots on the rick rack. Love this project. :)

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    1. Hello Linda! Thank you so much.... I liked how it turned out and I really love the ric rac too! :) xx

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  6. Hi Christine, I looove this soo much! And I think it is perfect with your changes.
    Hugs martina

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    1. Hello Martina! Thank you for both the comment and for organising the SAL. They are such fun and I love taking part in them!! :) xx

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  7. Very pretty, I like the stitching, xx

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    1. Hello Janet! Thank you! I really enjoyed stitching this project! :) xx

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  8. Your projects are always so well finished. You take the time to make sure everything is perfect and it shows. Always love your color combinations and I'm looking forward to your next project.

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    1. Hello Dawn! Thank you very much. I was particularly pleased with how this project turned out... the colours are really pretty and I am not sure that the photographs show them to full advantage! Looking forward to seeing all the SAL projects... it is such fun to take part! :) x

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  9. Liebe Christine,
    ich bin total begeistert, was für ein wunderschöner Gail Pan Block ♥ ♥ ♥! Wo hast du denn die Anleitung her?
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! I really love how this project turned out too. It is an individual pattern that you can buy. I got it from a Craft Show here in the UK but I am sure you would be able to find it online.... If I see an online shop which stocks it I will let you know! :) xx

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  10. WOW! This wallhanging is so lovely Christine! Your stitchery is perfect. I'm looking forward to your next project.
    Hugs, Deborah

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    1. Hello Deborah! Thank you so much! I really loved making it... such fun! :) xx

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  11. Such beautiful applique and embroidery Christine! I love the hearts especially and your choice of fabrics complements the design so well. The little bird is so cute!
    Alison xx

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    1. Hello Alison! I am so pleased you like it! I loves stitching it and I am looking forward to the next project now! :) x

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  12. What a lovely project to start with I don't have that pattern might have to remedy that straight away :) can't wait to see next months project looks super cute

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    1. Hello! Thank you so much! I think it is a fairly new pattern and I am really pleased with how it has turned out! Looking forward to starting a new project now! :) xx

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  13. Dear Christine,
    I am delighted, what a beautiful pattern and project. As usual perfectly done by you. Gorgeous, and I am really looking forward to next month and what you will come up with.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Hello Sylvia! Thank you so much! I really enjoy these SAL projects... they are such fun! :) x

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  14. Christine, the work that you do astounds me, your vision and dreams makes my heart sing! I love what you did, and I can't to your next Gail Pan interpretation. Well Done!

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    1. Hello Shelly! Many, many thanks for your delightful comments... they are so uplifting!! I'm looking forward to getting started on the next project! :) xx

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  15. This is also a great pattern by Gail Pen. Until we have refinished all the beautiful designs from her, we are still busy years.

    Greetings send Marion

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    1. Hello Marion! Thank you for your kind comment! You are right we could have a SAL for many years before we have finished all the designs! :) xx

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  16. You finished this embroidery off so beautifully! It looks like a very enjoyable one to stitch too.
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you very much! I really enjoyed working on it and it goes together really well! :) x

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  17. Liebe Christine,
    eine wunderschöne Stickerei. Bisher kenne ich über Martina nur das Buch. Tolle Farben und schöne Stoffe. Sehr harmonisch.
    Ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Hello Monika! Thank you for your lovely comments. There are lots of other Gail Pan patterns as well as the book and this one is one of her newer ones. It was great fun to stitch! Looking forward to seeing lots more SAL projects! :) xx

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  18. Dear Christine,
    your first projekt concerning the new Gail Pan SAL is soooooo cute, I love the motive and it´s a wonderful first finish....
    Looking foreward to see more such adorable projects.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Hello Sigrid! Thank you for your lovely comment. I just love the Gail Pan patterns and the SAL is such a lovely way to meet new stitchers! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  19. Your first Project is very nice! I like the colours and the fabrics! Your next Project Looks wunderful ;-)
    Nice to meet you at this Sal!
    Anke

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    1. Hello Anke! Thank you for your kind comments! It is such fun to be in the SAL and I'm looking forward to what everyone makes next time!! :) xx

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  20. I love this pattern and your colour choice is so beautiful! Its really nice to see patterns not only from her books. I think, Gail worked hard to create so many beautiful Projects over the last years!

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    1. Hello Katharina! Thank you for your lovely comment. I jusst love the Gail's patterns and it is such fun to be part of the SAL. Have a lovely week! ;) xx

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  21. Your hanging is lovely, Christine. I love the colours you have chosen.

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    1. Hello Christine! Thank you. This is such a sweet design! I love Gail Pan's work! :) xx

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  22. beautiful,i love them,well done xx

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    1. Hello Shez! Thank you! I am looking forward to getting started on the next Gail Pan pattern now and, to seeing what everyone makes at the next link-up! :) x

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  23. Dear Christine, as usual I love your projects. :)

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    1. Hello Christiane! Thank you! I love taking part in these SALs! Gail Pan's patterns are so beautiful! Enjoy the rest of the week! ;) x

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  24. Hi Christine,
    I'm glad they are back again, a beautiful small wall quilt with beautiful fabric choice.
    The new project would be right up my prey schema.

    Best Regards
    Uta

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    1. Hello Uta! Thank you! I love the Gail Pan SALs Martina has organised! Love seeing what everyone makes! :) xx

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