Friday, 2 October 2015

What will you be stitching this weekend?

This week I was hoping to get a bit more of the embroidery finished on the stitchery for 'My Stitching Things'.


This was one of the patterns I started at the wonderful Gail Pan workshop I attended earlier in September.  


However, I somehow got sidetracked into starting another of Gail's patterns (one which I also bought at the workshop) instead. This pattern is called 'Garden Blues' and there was a beautiful sample of it hanging on display at the workshop.  I just loved it!

Gail's 'Garden Blues' quilt on display at the workshop.

The appliques are wool which gives such a lovely finish to the quilt.


I particularly like the heart block which for some reason reminds me of my time spent in Switzerland.  A lot of Swiss designs have decorated hearts.



I have completed all the applique and the embroidery and have just started hand quilting it. Hopefully, I will get that done over the weekend and have a finished quilt to show you on Monday!!  Who knows, I may have time to work on the 'My Stitching Things' project too!!


I know I am a little late but I am linking this post to Martina's 'Patchwork with Stitchery SAL' at Sunshine Quilting..... why not pop over and see who else has linked up!

34 comments:

  1. "My Stitching Things" is so pretty and looks like it would be fun to stitch. I really like the look of the wool appliques on the quilts. Since we're supposed to be having rain, rain and more rain this weekend, I'll be working on my Kaleidoscope by Sheena Rogers.

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    1. Thank you Cathy! I am looking forward to finishing 'My Stitching Things' it makes up into a lovely stitching folder! Sorry about the rain.... but good luck with the Kaleidoscope! Christine x

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  2. I'm liking the wool applique and am thinking of doing more with this medium. My weekend is Christmas present making filled!

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    1. Hello Lynda! I really enjoyed the wool applique... would definitely recommend it! Good luck with the Christmas present making! Christine x

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  3. It is a lovely pattern, I like the little heart too - it does have a Swiss feel to it. I hope you manage to finish it over the weekend xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I think that is what drew me to the design! I hope I get it finished too! Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Caroline! Hope you enjoy the weekend too! Christine x

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  5. Both projects are gorgeous, Christine. Our quilt show starts today and Gail is one of our traders! I'm so looking forward to catching up with her again. I've got my spending money all ready! xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I hope you have a fabulous time!! Good luck deciding what to spend your money on!! Christine x

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  6. One nice thing about wool is that you don't have to worry about the edges fraying overly much - plus which, it's pretty! Of course I like your new project because it's blue and it definitely would have sidetracked me too.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I really liked working with the wool.... I think I will have to do some more wool applique! Christine x

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  7. What a gorgeous project! If I get far enough on Twilight Duel today, I might be able to work on my Red Hearts cross stitch this weekend. I will also be working on Kathy's under the sea block. :) Happy stitching!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I hope you enjoy whatever you are working on this weekend! Christine x

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  8. Another lovely project you are doing, you get so much done.. I love felt appliqué ...

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    1. Thank you Doti! I really loved the look at this quilt at the workshop and now I am really pleased with my own version of it! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  9. Oo Christine,
    was für ein wunderschönes Projekt, viel Spaß beim quilten!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I am really enjoying working with the wool. I hope I get it finished!! Christine x

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  10. Hi Christine, I'm happy that you got side-tracked to do something fun!

    I love the wall hanging and can't wait to see your finished quilt. Do the wool pieces come with the pattern? I love the look they add.

    My daughter is here this weekend, so no stitching is getting done. :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Linda! No I cute the wool shapes myself but I really love how they look and I will definitely be doing some more! Have a lovely time with your daughter! Christine x

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  11. J'adore tout ce que fait Gail Pan !!! I love all designs from Gail Pan !!!
    Chantal ou Mamilou

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    1. Thank you! I love Gail's designs too and going to her workshop was such fun! Christine x

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  12. Love the wool effect, makes the work look softer and warmer somehow.
    I think your white daisy flowers look a bit edelweiss like so that could be the Swiss link!

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    1. Thank you Lyn! I really enjoyed working with the wool... I think I will be doing some more wool applique! Hope you are enjoying some sunshine this weekend! Christine x

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  13. Oh Christine, I totally agree with you, the wool looks so good with the embroidery, no wonder you chose to do this one first, its delightful.

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    1. Thank you Dawn! I really love the combination of the wool and embroidery! Christine x

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  14. Liebe Christine,
    Deine Applikation sieht wunderschön aus.Der Wollstoff sieht toll aus und lässt sich bestimmt recht gut applizieren.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I am really pleased with the combination of wool and embroidery! Christine x

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  15. Liebe Christine,
    wow- ist das wunderschön!
    LG Anke

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    1. Thank you Anke! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Linda! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  17. Love the wool applique - such pretty blues.

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    1. Thank you! I love blues too.... my favourite colour! Christine x

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