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 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?