Thursday, 5 February 2015

Preparation!

Some days it is all about preparation and yesterday was one of those days!



I didn't get any sewing done but, I did get out some fabrics and sort through what I needed to make my next project for the Gail Pan Patterns SAL hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.



I have been meaning to sew this project since it was first published in Homespun Magazine back in the Spring of 2013!! That is how long it has been on my 'to do' list!!  It was very exciting to finally  be choosing fabrics for it.



Then there was lots of cutting....



And some making bias binding to applique for the stems and vines...



Some pinning and fusing....



Now there is a lot of stitching to do!  Hurray! 


22 comments:

  1. Lokks already very pretty! Happy stitchings!

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    1. Hello Martina! I am really pleased with progress so far... hope to get all the stitching done in time for the next link up! :) x

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  2. Such a pretty project! I love that part of the whole process - sorting the fabric and selecting it, and then cutting and prep work.

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    1. Hello Dasha! Me too! I had a really fun day sorting and cutting! Looking forward to the sewing now! Enjoy the rest of the week! :) x

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  3. Love the fabric choices and Oooh what's that wee gadget? The one that looks like it's making amazing neat bias??? Ali x

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    1. Hello Ali! Thank you!! That is a Clover Tape Maker.... you can get them to make all different widths of bias binding.... They are really useful! :) xx

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  4. Gorgeous project! Can't wait to see the progress!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hello Cathy! Thank you! I am looking forward to starting the stitching.... the preparation was fun too! :) xx

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  5. This looks like a great project, I love the colours.

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    1. Hello Brenda! Thank you! I love blue so I am really pleased with how this is looking so far. I hope it still looks nice when it is finished! :) xx

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  6. It always feels good when you get a whole project prepared. Then you can just sit back and enjoy the making of it. You've chosen some lovely fabrics.

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    1. Hello Christine! I agree.... I love to have a number of projects cut and ready to go and then I can just stitch here and there when I get a pocket of time! :) xx

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  7. I love your technique, I find that if everything is prepared, then the stitching doesnt take so long. Love the colors, it should come up a treat. Enjoy your weekend, I'm sure you'll get plenty done.

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    1. Hello Dawn! Thank you! You know me.... just love to be organised!! Hee Hee!! So far it is looking very pretty... just hope I can get all the stitching done in time for the next link up!! Have a lovely weekend too.... I expect you will have sunshine.... it is very cold here!! :) xx

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  8. Liebe Christine,
    ich freue mich schon auf dein nächstes SAL posting, das Projekt wird super schön!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Hello Steffi! Thank you! This was just a little glimpse but, I am pleased with it so far! Hope I can get all the stitching finished in time for the next link up! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  9. Ohhh, I love your new project!
    Happy stitching
    Hugs, Deborah

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    1. Hello Deborah! Thank you very much! I am really pleased with how it is looking so far.... lots of stitching to do now... hope I get it finished in time! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  10. Doesn't organizing projects help you enjoy them that much more?!! I love your fabrics, and the pattern is so cute. That's the first time I've seen a binding tape maker - I love Ali's name for it - "wee gadget". ;) Looking forward to seeing your progress/finish.

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    1. Hello Linda! I love organising things.... I think that is another reason why I love patchwork... being able to organise all the projects!! The tape maker is a really useful tool!! Have a happy weekend! :) xx

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  11. Now you have done the organising you can really enjoy the stitching part! Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Hello Helen! Thank you! You are absolutely right... I am really going to enjoy the stitching part now!! :) xx

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