Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Busy, busy .....


Sunday Stitchers UFO challenge number was #11 and that is now completed...

A boro piece I had stitched up some time ago to make into a snappy purse....


no pattern... and it shows... I have no idea what I was supposed to do with that snappy thing but it certainly doesn't look right...


My purse is ugly... but it works and now it holds my rotary cutters....  I will one day learn how to properly include those snap frames....

A lovely surprise in the post for me this week.... Karen saw I was using old lace in my Wish You Well BOM and has sent me some pieces to choose from.....  there are some lovely different ones there and I'm looking forward to playing with them... thanks so much Karen....xxx


Isn't it so fun when something unexpected arrives?

I gave myself a morning of my own machine sewing this week and did some more blocks of Jane's sampler sewalong....


different variations of a 9 patch....


sometimes just the arrangement of colours...


and other times an unusual manipulation of the blocks giving a 3D look...


the blocks are 14"....


now I have all 12 blocks done..... Jane has a lovely setting on point but I think I will just add sashing and a border which will keep the size down a bit....


Another sweet stitchery for Wish You Well - that ribbon filling in took me a few evenings!!



Righto, Gotto Go.... need to chuck a log on the fire and go check on that chicken I have in the oven....

Have a lovely rest of the week....

13 comments:

simplestitches said...

nice surprise! hehe...I know that fabric, I got a few bundles too! your stitchery is looking good

Jennifer said...

What lovely lace! Your blocks are interesting.....and your stitching is very pretty, that ribbon is a work of true genius.

Maria said...

Your Boro purse works well for the rotary cutter. I also can't work out those snaps...
Janes blocks will make a nice Quilt ...
Beautiful ribbon on your stitchery.

Chantal said...

Lovely 9-Patch blocks. The 3-D effect is cool. Love it. Yep, better check on that chicken because it smells real good now. ;^)

kiwikid said...

Great nine patch blocks Fiona, good to see the variations. Your stitchery is beautiful and I like your purse too. I have no idea how to use those snappy things either 😁, I like your Boro work. So long as it works then all is good.

White Rose said...

Good morning my lovely friend ,love your boro purse is the snappy thing to big for your size purse,i think its lovely and well done with your blocks they look great,well doen Fiona on all your beautiful work xx

Louise said...

Some interesting new to me blocks in your sampler! You've chosen a really pretty combination of colors :)

Jane said...

Can you imagine what those blocks would have been like if you'd done it half size like last year? It'll look good with sashing. Love your lace you've got to work with

Karen's Korner said...

Pretty blocks. You have some gorgeous lace to work with there.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your blocks are great and have made such a lovely quilt. There is a lot of work in your embroidery block and it looks beautiful......what a lovely surprise in the mail. Just put our fire on too.

Karen S said...

I have no idea how to do those snappy things either. You did better than I would have!
Love all those 9 patch blocks. Fun to see the different designs.
And another pretty stitchery.
Have fun with the lace.

Janice said...

I’ve finally had a chance to catch up on blog reading. You’ve been very busy during June. I’ve enjoyed seeing some of your machine quilting and you Gail Pan project is coming along beautifully.

Flickenstichlerin said...

i love your snappy purse, so cute with all the little fabrics you used.

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