Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Easy When You Know How...

It took me 6 months to get round to appliquéing on my Midnight At The Oasis flowers. Truth be told I was a bit worried that they would look shocking and that I just couldn't do it!

Amazing what a bit of Jen Kingwell inspiration can do!

So over the last week or so, snatching those quiet moments amongst the madness, I stitched.

Today we headed off for a big picnic in the park with a load of kids and mums from school, and I even stitched a bit more, and when we got home I was able to get the last flower on.

Ta da!


If you have forgotten what the rest of the quilt looks like, because I certainly had, here's how far I've got…


Tonight I will get my machine out, it's been getting a little jealous of all the hand-stitching.

19 comments:

  1. It looks great and all worth the time and effort! I so love hand stitching.....it's rather addictive Sarah xo

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  2. Looks amazing! How on earth will you quilt it? Jxo

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  3. This is looking awesome - good for you!

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  4. I hear you on the machine jealousy. My machines sit on the same table and I can hear them thinking when I am spending too much time with the pfaff. My bernina starts calling, "hey! I have the right threads all ready to go - you won't have to change threads if you come sit by me..."
    The Janome then says, "Why am I always covered up? Can't you think of a place to put in my spiffy coverstitch?" The pfaff ( who tends to be superior) responds, "But I do 9mm wide buttonholes, ha!"
    When I am at my cutting table, I can hear these machines betting (yes, they have a bookie) on who will win the stitch moment.
    Sometimes I have to close the door to the sewing room at night.

    I love hand applique.

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  5. This is looking wonderful, you have certainly figured it out now.

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  6. It is so wonderful and and sweet!
    Esther

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  7. Oh well done you, I love appliqué (just not necessarily doing it by hand)

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  8. the needle turn applique that I tried a while ago took me forever! Looks like you did these pretty quickly in the end. Love your colour scheme for the quilt

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  9. Woot!! All this hand applique going on is certainly inspiring. I need a project! (like a hole in the head).

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  10. It's going to be gorgeous!! Lovely to see you enjoying hand stitching!

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  11. This is stunning, i am so jealous. x

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  12. Oh my, it looks amazing. Love your energy and enthusiasm for all this hand stitching!

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  13. So pretty! Love hand sewing and it's portability too!

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  14. It's nice to be inspired by a masterful artisan

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