Friday, 26 February 2016

Patchwork with stitchery SAL: February Project

Hello! This week is the February link up for the 'Patchwork with Stitchery' sew-a-long hosted by Martina at Sunshine Quilting.  After my feeble start in January, I was much more organised this month and I have a lovely project to share with you.



This little embroidered pincushion was a free pattern from designer Gail Pan during a blog hop she took part in last year. I had been meaning to stitch it for some time but had not got round to it yet.  



It was a lovely, quick little embroidery design which, I enjoyed stitching. Instead of satin stitching the leaves I decided to use fly stitches to fill the leaf outlines.



I am never very happy with my satin stitches and, I like how these little fly stitch leaves look.



The construction of the pincushion was nice and easy too.  It is a pretty addition in my sewing room!  Do pop across and see what projects the other talented ladies in the group have linked up!  Have a lovely weekend.... I'm off to a free motion applique workshop tomorrow..... very exciting!! 

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  1. Hi Christine I love this,I think I will make this next month xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It stitches up nice and quickly and is a really cute design! Christine x

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  2. Your pincushion is so sweet and i really love the colors you used! The leave stitch looks great! And I am looking forward to see what you learn in your workshop! Have fun!
    Hugs martina

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    1. Thank you Martina! It was a lovely design to stitch! I do love Gail's designs! Christine x

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  3. Lovely little pincushion, love Gail Pan designs.

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    1. Thank you Sheryl! I love her designs too and this went together so nicely! Christine x

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  4. Sometimes the simple designs are the most effective. This one is definitely a sweet finish.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It stitched up nice and quickly and I love pincushions! Christine x

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  5. Very cute! And I like what you did with your leaves. I'm never happy with my satin stitch, either, so love this alternative.

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I think satin stitch is a very hard stitch to get right! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  6. It's darling! Satin stitches are never my favorites to do, and I love your alternative! I've never heard of free motion applique - sounds fun!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I know you will recognise the free motion applique when you see it.... hopefully I will have some examples to show you on Monday!! Christine x

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  7. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein schönes Nadelkissen geworden. Toll gestickt.
    Wünsche Dir ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I enjoyed making it and I am looking forward to the workshop! Christine x

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  8. I like your pincushion and I am not a friend of the satin stitch either, my edges never get even and the stitch you used looks very nice for the leaves.
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I find this stitch much quicker to work... I always take my satin stitches out several times before I am happy with them! Christine x

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  9. What a lovely pincushion! Beautiful work. :)

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    1. Thank you Renee! It is a pretty design! Christine x

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  10. So lovely Christine - and love the fly stitch - must give that a go :)

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    1. Thank you Jenny! You could try the leaves in your garden!! Christine x

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  11. Your little pincushion is so adorable.

    Greetings Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion! It was a sweet little project to work on! Christine x

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  12. What a sweet little pin cushion. I love what you did with the leaves. My satin stitch is horrible and I also try to avoid doing it!

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    1. Thank you Karen! These leaves stitch up nice and quickly and I like the look of them! Christine x

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  13. Christine is this a lovely pincushion. I like it só mutch
    i wish you a lovely Sunday

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    1. Thank you Marika! I hope you have a lovely Sunday too! Christine x

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  14. Dear Christine,
    wonderful little stitchery pincushion, this is so cute and the leaves look marvelous.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! I like using this stitch for leaves.... it is quick to do! Christine x

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  15. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ein ganz entzückendes Nadelkissen, wunderschön bestickt.

    Herzliche Grüße
    Uta

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    1. Thank you Uta! I really enjoyed stitching it! Christine x

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    1. Thank you! It was great fun to stitch! Christine x

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  17. Really charming, Christine. I always enjoy seeing your stitching projects.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I love Gail's patterns.... you are lucky to have her close by! Christine x

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  18. Liebe Christine,
    das sieht wunderschön aus ;-)
    LG Anke

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    1. Thank you Anke! It was a nice little project to stitch! Christine x

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