Friday, 20 March 2015

Good news!

Hello! Today I have some good news to share.... well actually, I have a couple of pieces of good news.


With mitred corners
With mitred corners

The first is to do with my experiment to see if adding a border with mitred corners would reduce the fabric bulk and, make it easier to stretch an embroidered block over a canvas rather than the traditional method of adding a border.


With traditional borders added

I have finished stitching the embroidery (which was a free pattern designed by Gail Pan called 'Welcome Spring' and which, I will show you in more detail next week as it is my next show and tell in the latest Gail Pan Sew-a-long hosted by Martina of Sunshine Quilting) where I had added the mitred corners and, I have now been able to stretch it over it's canvas. I am happy to say that I think it does improve the 'lumpiness' caused by the seam allowances being folded over the canvas.  Have a look at the photographs above and see what you think.


Block 1 of my Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt

My second piece of good news is that I have heard that a copy of Vignette, Issue 12 is on it's way to me! Yay! So excited to be able to get started on the next block of Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt designed by Leanne Beasley.


Block 2 of my Mrs Beasley's Sampler Quilt 

Thank you for visiting me and I hope you all have a lovely weekend! 

26 comments:

  1. What a pretty sampler quilt Christine. Love it.
    Good news indeed that your theory on mitred corners worked.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I am really looking forward to getting the next block made.... and eventually the whole quilt finished! Have a lovely weekend! :) xx

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  2. Your sampler is beautiful Christine. Mitred corners look very neat. Looking forward to seeing it. Margaret x

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    1. Thank you Margaret! I was pleased with the mitred corners although you do waste quite a lot of fabric making them, so I don't think I would use them when they are not needed. Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  3. Agree with the mitred corners very neat. I am loving your Mrs Beasley's sampler the blocks are lovely, lots of lovely details the eye always has something pretty to look at. Ali x

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    1. Thank you Ali! Yes, I love the beautiful design of this Sampler Quilt by Leanne Beasley.... I am really excited that the next Vignette is on it's way and I can get started on the next block! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  4. The mitered corners made all the difference!

    Looking at the gorgeous work you have done on your Mrs. Beasley's Sampler Quilt has me mentally repeating, "I do not have time for another project..." over and over. It is beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I have to do that all the time.... there are so many talented people out there making such wonderful things and I have to resist trying to make them all!! :) xx

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  5. I love visiting your blog! Even though I don't quilt, I am always inspired seeing what you're doing. The mitred corners do look good!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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    1. Hello Cathy! Thank you that is such a lovely thing to say! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  6. It looks mitered corners are the way to go! I'm not normally a huge fan of pink, but that totally flew out the window upon seeing your Mrs. Beasley project!!

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    1. Hello Mary Anne! I am so enjoying making this sampler and I can't wait to get started on the next block! These are mmore Tilda fabrics!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  7. Great mitering, Christine. Your blocks are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Christine! I'm looking forward to getting started on the next block!! Enjoy your weekend! :) x

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  8. Yep, that's a definite on the mitred corners being neater we think!

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    1. Yes! I think that is definitely the way to go! Enjoy your weekend! :) x

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  9. So neat Christine! It's so good to experiment and find new ways of doing things. Your blocks are so beautifully detailed-works of art!
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thank you Alison! I am looking forward to making the next block in the sampler!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :) x

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  10. Mitred corners definitely look neater. Your quilt block looks good too xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I'm looking forward to the next block! Looking forward to seeing you soon too! Enjoy the weekend! :) x

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  11. Mrs. Beasley and Tilda..... Just gorgeous! Every time you post another block, I think I must do this sampler! Trying to resist temptation, especially since spring is finally peeking through the clouds and it's time to get dirt under my nails! And.....Tilda and Vignette are difficult to find in the US! Please keep posting your progress!

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    1. Thank you Jill! I know how you feel... there are so many lovely projects about and you just can't make them all. Hope you enjoy some Spring sunshine this weekend!! :) x

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  12. I like the way it turned out with mitered corners, and your stitcheries are very pretty!
    KATIRN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I'm glad the mitres helped... I will use this method again! :) xx

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  13. Dear Christine,
    your sampler quilt just looks so pretty and the sticheries are beautiful. I´m looking foreward to see what you made for the Gail Pan Sewalong.
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! I am looking forward to the link up on Wednesday! Enjoy the rest of the weekend! :) x

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