Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Gail Pan Patterns: April Show and Tell...

Hello, today is the next link up for the Gail Pan Patterns Sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.



My project for April is taken from an older book of Gail's called 'Baskets in Bloom'.  It was published in 2009.  My project from the book is a sweet little needle case pattern called 'One Red Flower'.  



As Gail now has a fabric collection out called 'Baskets in Bloom' I just couldn't resist including some of the fabrics in the construction of my needle case.





The embroidery was a very simple design and stitched up nice and quickly and the construction of the needle case was very straight forward.




I added a piece of felt inside for pins and needles as well as the pockets.


I love the finished result and, I am especially pleased as it really coordinates well with the pincushion I made in our Gail Pan Sew-a-long from last year.



To see what everyone else has made in the Sew-a-long this month pop over to visit Martina.

44 comments:

  1. Dear Christine,
    so precious and both fit so nicely together. Beautiful colors and fabrics.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! I am so pleased that they make such a cute set! :) x

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  2. Ohh... this little needle case is so lovely, dear Christine!

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    1. Thank you Deborah! I was pleased with how it turned out! :)

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  3. You make such beautiful things with your stitching Christine. I love it inside and out. I am wondering what you use as the base for your stitchery ( What is the cream fabric?) Also wondering if you use some sort of stabilizer under the fabric? janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! The cream fabric is just ordinary quilt fabric but, after I transfer the embroidery pattern across I do stabilise it with fine fusible interfacing before I stitch. :) x

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  4. Hello Christine,
    this ist a beautiful little needlecase. Looks nice with theese Colors and fabrics.
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I just couldn't resist using Gail Pan fabrics for the needlecase and I am pleased with the result! :) x

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  5. Liebe Christine,
    Deine Arbeiten sehen toll aus! Sehr schöne Stoffe und eine süße Stickerei!
    LG Anke

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    1. Thank you Anke! I was pleased with how it looks! :) x

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  6. lovely needlecase! They make a great little set. I love the ricrac with the french knots

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    1. Thank you Wendy! I was really pleased with how they turned out! :) x

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  7. Beautiful work.
    Greetings, Manuela

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    1. Thank you Manuela! Lovely to have you visit me! :) x

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  8. It's darling! As always, your stitching is stellar. Love that fabric.

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    1. Thank you Linda! You are always so very kind with your comments! :) x

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  9. Hello Christine your little set is adorable! Your stitching is so neat and the designs look very pretty.
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen! I really enjoyed stitching this pretty little design and Gail's fabrics are adorable! :) x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    schön sind Deine Stickarbeiten geworden. Es gibt noch ein älteres Buch, das ist ja toll.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I was pleased with it! The book is lovely.... I have always liked Gail's patterns! :) x

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  11. Lovely needle case Christine. I love the use of the rick rack braid, it is really pretty. Nice fabrics too.

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    1. Thank you Dasha! I love this range of fabrics by Gail.

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  12. Your needle case is lovely, Chrisitne. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I had fun making it! :) x

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  13. Lovely how the two pieces co-ordinate so well - happy accident I think!

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    1. You are right Mary Anne.... I hadn't intended them to go together but I am pleased that they do! :) x

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  14. One Red Flower - it is gorgeous! Goes so well with the pin cushion. Looks so nice inside with the ric rac too.

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    1. Thank you! I love how it turned out! :) x

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  15. you created a cute little sewing set!
    I like both projects a lot.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I was pleased with them! :) x

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  16. Just adorable--I love how they coordinate so nicely! I haven't done any of Gail's designs since her free stitch along with the wreathes--guess I have some catching up to do!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I really like Gail's patterns and this is a fun SAL that I am participating in! :) x

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  17. I love your needlecase and pincushion, great little set , so charming :-)

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    1. Thank you for visiting Sheila and for leaving such a lovely comment! :) x

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  18. Hi Christine, I seem to have the same material as you have. it looks stunning with the little basket of flowers. Very simple designs but they are just so lovely.

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    1. Hello Dawn! I love these simple designs. So easy to stitch and put together a finished project and Gail's fabrics are very pretty! Have a lovely weekend :) x

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  19. Hi Christine, what a lovely finish. The ricrac with the frenchnot is so pretty and I just love the fabrics you used!
    Thanks also for your sweet comment on my blog. I am quite fine, just a lot of other non sewing things going on....lol!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! I loved being able to use Gail's fabrics for this design! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  20. Das ist so wunderhübsche. Und die neuen Stoffe gefallen mir richtig gut. Schade, dass die in Deutschland nicht so gut zu kaufen sind!

    Gruß Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! I was lucky enough to find a small amount at a quilt show I went to... but I have used most of it now! :) x

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  21. Liebe Christine,
    ein ganz süße Stickerei und mit den zarten schönen Stoffen ein ganz zauberhaftes Nadelmäppchen mit den kleinen Taschen.
    Die Stoffe hätte ich auch sofort gekauft.

    Liebe Grüsse
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I really like this little needle case... it has become my favourite and I am using it all the time now! The fabrics are beautiful.... I would like to get hold of some more! :) x

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  22. How cute! I need to try to find a copy of this book for my collection.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I can recommend the book! :) x

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