Wednesday, August 24, 2016

An oldie found a home at last....


Other times when I have moved house I have very quickly found places for my 'stuff' ... however this time I seem to have been less organised and even couldn't find some of my 'stuff'......

I did a frantic search and finally found what I was looking for and put it up in this thin wall space in between windows.....

This sampler is called Times Gone By and is designed by Helen Stubbings...


I changed the quotes in it to reflect myself....


It's long and thin (12" x 52") and full of different techniques


I just loved doing it.....


.. and pleased it has found a space in our home (been here almost a year now!)

I have stitched a couple more blocks from Dutch Treat quilt...

This one is called Canada Goose.....


 and this one is Capstone....



... you wouldn't believe it but I forgot to give my little piglet a tail so this had to be rectified this week.... 


poor piggy couldn't be left with no tail!!!  

This week I have dug into my UFO pile and pulled out these applique blocks I sewed onto some vintage tablecloth fabric - you know that lovely solid linen type....  Well I'm not terribly enthused by them but I'm also not about to throw them out.....


I am backing them with this thick towelling type fabric to make pot mats - I badly need some in my kitchen ... and these will do fine and I won't be precious about spilling on them either....


Righto, off to sew I go......


23 comments:

  1. You are amazing....such an inspiration 💖💖💖💖

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  2. So many great projects, glad you found a spot for your wall hanging. Of course your piglet needed a tail, very cute.

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  3. I love that sampler of yours, Fiona.

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  4. I remember your sampler - good to see it has found a home! Has it been almost a year already? Doesn't seem that long.

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  5. So glad you found your sampler and you have space to display it. So beautiful. Aww poor piggy so glad he now has a tail. You get a lot done my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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  6. Wonderful spot for a magnificent piece. I may have to look for that pattern...

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  7. That's a beautiful wall hanging and you have found a great spot to hang it..
    Lovely DT blocks and pleased you gave piggy a tail..
    Great use of the UFO blocks Fiona.

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  8. I LOVE your wall hanging. So happy you were able to find it and get it hung. Your reverse applique blocks look great. I haven't tried that technique yet.

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  9. Oh that sampler is absolutely gorgeous !

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  10. Love the sampler & the blocks. Piggy must be happy to have a tail. :) Great idea for the applique blocks. Hugs,xx

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  11. thats a lovely wall hanging........little piggy is so cute and soooooo tiny...........maybe you could make me one now..........lol

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  12. Beautiful sampler Fiona, and you have found the perfect place for it. Good the piggy has a tail now!! Wonderful use for the applique blocks.

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  13. good morning my lovely friend ,wow your sampler is gorgeous and looks perfect hanging there,i have only just discovered Helens patterns and i love them too.
    Your blocks are coming along fantastic and i cant wait to see this project put together,what a great idea for your vintage tablecloth and so glad piggy got her tail,hope your day is a good one Fiona xx

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  14. That is a beautiful quilt and a beautiful place to put it.

    Debbie

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  15. Looks like the perfect place for your sampler - poor piggy, glad he is complete now. xx

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  16. So love how y.ou have made that hanging! Beautiful work.
    I am amazed by your Dutch treat blocks, gorgoeus

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  17. I absolutely love that beautiful wallhanging Fiona. And your dutch treat blocks are coming along great

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  18. Love your wall hanging. Oh those Dutch treat blocks love them also not to forget little piggy :)

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  19. I love that sampler and I remember when you were working on it. It is so beautiful. Happy to be revisiting it and glad you found a great place for it. The Canada Geese is AWESOME! Many little pieces in that one. (I know they are not exactly pieces but still ... it's a LOT of work and curves!) Awesome! Those table cloths were made with great linen back then. Enjoy the sewing. ;^)

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  20. I remember you making the sampler too :) it's the perfect spot, glad you found it.

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  21. I love your sampler and this is a perfect spot for it ! Love the Canada geese ! The vintage table cloth will be really great for that use . Hugs

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  22. Perfect! It's lovely! Looks as though you put a lot of time and effort into it, so it needs to be on display. Your other blocks are very nice, esp. the Canada goose. I am very impressed with your idea to make the hot pot mats. They will be a cheery addition to cook time! XO

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  23. A beautiful wall hanging and lots of lovely inspiring projects too. I´m sure your pot mats will be colourful and useful in your kitchen xcx

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