Tuesday, 5 June 2018

A few things finished (well nearly!)...

Hello! I am a bit late posting this week, I had been trying to get into the habit of posting every Monday but, I had visitors staying this weekend, so I didn't get the chance to get to my computer.... until now!  While on the subject of computers, some of you may know (if you have your own blogs) that there seems to be a problem with Blogger sending through comment notifications.  Apparently it is due to be sorted out, but until it is, I will respond to any comments you leave me (thank you very much!) here under the post where you leave the comment.


Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely weekend.  The weather was lovely here although we did have quite a big thunderstorm one night!  So, what have I been up to?  Well, I haven't had time for a huge amount of sewing but, I did add the next stitch to my 'Sew Simple Things Sampler' designed by Serena Boffa Soda of La Casetta Nel Bosco.


I also made a few (10) little tissue sachets for a friend who had asked me to make them for her.  They are currently on their way to her new home, so I hope she likes them when they get there!!


Lastly, I have nearly finished my miniature landscape quilt which, I am quite pleased with for a first attempt. The main reason this isn't completely finished is that I spent hours procrastinating over which fabric to use for a binding.  In the end, I decided to try out something I have been meaning to try for some little while.... facing a quilt.  I watched various videos on how to face a quilt on YouTube before taking the plunge and giving it a try.


Facing a quilt means that you have no binding showing on the front of the quilt as it is all pulled round to the back.  It is slightly easier than adding the binding as you add four individually cut strips which don't need to be joined before stitching to the quilt and there is no need to mitre the corners.  I haven't finished stitching mine to the back yet but I hope to get that done this week. Nice to have an alternative finish to use for a quilt project!

16 comments:

  1. Hi Christine such beautiful work my friend ,i can reply to comments on my ipad but not my main computer,so fingers crossed xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! That's interesting about the iPad.... I'll keep my fingers crossed! Christine x

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  2. I really like your landscape scene -it's very pretty! xx

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    1. Thank you Janet! It isn't quite as I wanted it but not too bad for a first attempt! Chrissie xx

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  3. Liebe Christine,
    das ist ja schon ein guter Start für den Sampler. Sehr schön ist das Landschaftsbild geworden. Ja, bei so einem schönen Bild darf kein Rand sein.
    Liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I think the facing is good for this type of quilt! Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  4. That looks a lovely sampler pattern. Those tissue sachets are always handy. I wonder if she is going to be giving them away. That facing is interesting. I haven't tried anything like that

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    1. Thank you Karen! The facing is something I have just discovered and I thought I would try it. It was quicker to stitch and I think it is good for textile art type quilts. Have a lovely day! Christine x

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  5. Your facing was the perfect finish! Sometimes on a small project binding looks so "heavy" or clunky. Love what you did!

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    1. Thank you Karen! The facing was an experiment but i think it was good for this type of quilt! Christine xx

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  6. Your landscape quilt turned out beautifully and I like that type of finish....will have to give it a try.

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! I was pleased with the finish for this type of quilt. Not sure I would use it for a bigger quilt though! Christine xx

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  7. Lots of pretty stitching, Christine!
    I’m interested to see how you finish the back as I’m not sure I’ve seen this method before. Your landscape quilt turned out very nicely, beautiful!
    Hugs
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! The facing was a bit of an experiment. I think it is quite good for this type of quilt but I'm not sure I would use it for anything bigger! Christine xx

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  8. How smart to try facing a quilt on a nice small project. I should take a page out of your book! For that matter, I’d like to try a landscape, too! Well done!

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    1. Thank you Karen! It was the perfect size project to experiment with a facing! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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