Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Gail Pan Patterns: June Link Up

Hello! Today it is time to share with you my June project for the 'Gail Pan Patterns Sew-a-long' hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.



This month I took my project from a book published by Gail in 2009 called 'Baskets in Bloom'.  



The project is called 'Little Basket Blue'.  In the book Gail stitched the design in a variegated blue thread, added some borders and then framed it.



I also stitched the design in variegated thread but, as I didn't have a frame to hand, I just added some borders (using some of Gail's Basket in Bloom fabric) layered the top with some batting and backing and made it into a small wall hanging.



It is a very pretty design and the thread which, is one of my favourite Stef Francis' silk threads, really blends well with the fabric. 





I added a few little buttons too and I am pleased with the overall result.





Sadly, this is the last link up at Martina's for this sew-a-long, so do pop over and have a look at all the other beautiful projects.



However, the good news is that from next month Martina is hosting a new sew-a-long which will include any patchwork with stitchery pattern and which will be great fun to join in!  I am hoping to have some projects to share from time to time!  You are all free to join in too, if you would like to. Here is the button which takes you to where Martina has published details.





38 comments:

  1. Hi Christine. Just love the sweet buttons and the thread is really showing off your lovely stichery! Thanks for the link, I never tried this kind of thread, but I might have to...lol! Thanks for all your inspirations and I always love to see more of you...!
    Hugs Martina

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    1. Thank you Martina and thank you so much for hosting these lovely sew-a-longs! :) x

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  2. So pretty! That variegated thread really sets it off. As always, your beautiful stitches make me want to try harder. ;) I'll check out Martina's new SAL and maybe join in from time to time.

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    1. Hello Linda! You should join the new SAL if you have time, it will be fun! :) x

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  3. Dear Christine,
    your stichery is very nice. I like the fabrics and the little buttoms!
    Anke

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  4. Very pretty! I need to get more Gail Pan designs.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I love Gail's work... such cute little patterns! :) x

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  5. The pattern I know no, but i like it! And the thread is great.

    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It is really lovely thread to work with! :) x

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  6. What a lovely finish, Christine. The buttons are a lovely extra touch.

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    1. Thank you Christine! I love adding buttons as a finishing touch! :) x

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  7. Variegated threads were the perfect choice I think. I love the colours.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I was really pleased with it! :) x

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  8. Hi Christine,well done on your beautiful work,love it xx

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

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  9. Well Christine,
    this is just beautiful and has so much creativity in it. Love your added buttons and the fabric you have choosen is perfect.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! I was really pleased with it! :) x

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  10. Christine it looks fantastic as a wall hanging, as always your stitching is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Brenda! I was pleased with how well the thread and fabric went together! :) x

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  11. Dear Christine,
    what a lovely projekt! I like these tiny buttons and the little french knots. I can see - you have make it with love....
    It's a interesting variegated thread.
    Greetings
    Valomea

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    1. Thank you Valomea! I was really pleased with the finished project! :) x

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  12. Very sweet little design and the variegated threads are just lovely . You have done a beautiful job .

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    1. Thank you Sheila! I really love stitching with the silk thread! :) x

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  13. What a lovely wall hanging! I'm not surprised that thread is one of your favorites... it's so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Sue! I really love working with the variegated silk thread! :) x

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  14. A lovely design Christine and I like the way you have turned it into a wall hanging which is nice and interesting, us stitchers seem to accumulate so many framed embroideries!

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I was pleased with it! :) x

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  15. How adorable, Christine! The original design is lovely, but I especially love your adaptations. Enjoy your next sew-a-long!

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    1. Thank you Emmajane! I am sure I will enjoy the next one too! :) x

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  16. Beautiful stitching. I'm a bit envious of all of your sweet little projects your have created during the stitch a long. I really need to get a stitching project going. Janita

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    1. Thank you Janita! You should... the little projects don't take long and are easy to stitch! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  17. Dear Christine,
    I admire very much what you are working, everything is lovely and cute!!!
    Hugs
    sigisart

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    1. Thank you Sigrid! Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

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  18. Beautiful stitching! Those little buttons add the perfect finishing touch--so cute!

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    1. Thank you Karen! I do like adding buttons to these little stitchery projects! :) x

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