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:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

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

Helen said...

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

Christine M said...

I love that sampler of yours, Fiona.

Jennifer said...

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

donna said...

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

gracie said...

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

Maria said...

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.

sunny said...

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.

NannyBee said...

Oh that sampler is absolutely gorgeous !

Jeanette said...

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

Chookyblue...... said...

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

kiwikid said...

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.

I am said...

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

WoolenSails said...

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

Debbie

Lin said...

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

marina said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Helen said...

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

Scrap and quilts said...

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. ;^)

Jane Galley said...

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

Sheila said...

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

KaHolly said...

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

Chrissie said...

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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