Sunday, 10 December 2017

some slow Sunday stitching

Loving adding little bits & pieces to my 'patchwork boho' quilt blocks


I finally feel my machine applique stitch is getting tidier
and am now trying out lots of new-to-me embroidery stitches to add some detail
to my floral collage blocks . . .




Following a slightly wonky line in the fabric pattern
with a simple backstitch and some pretty varigated perle cotton . . .


Branching out a bit more with a line of sheaf stitches, great for stitching over a seam . . .


I'm using this book Boho Embroidery Projects-Traditional Stitches
from the library as my resource
- and Nichole's IG feed is full of lots of ideas I'm tempted to try too.

Linking up with Kathy here for 'slow Sunday stitching'
and with Cynthia over here for 'oh scrap'


Friday, 8 December 2017

boho patchwork quilt


Here's my little-bit-at-a-time project
something that I can pick up now & then as time permits over summer
- I'm joining in with the barijquiltalong  
Anthologie - a boho patchwork quilt

This week we are making three 'granny square' blocks . . .





I've also been adding some extra embroidery details to my floral collage blocks . . .









if you want to see what everyone else is doing.


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

sew stitch snap SHARE #18

Happy Wednesday everyone
It's been an itty bitty week so far for me in the sewing room, 
I made one more 'whimsy' block . . .


two more 'handkerchief corner' blocks . . .


and a trial 'buffalo ridge' block 
plotting my next WiP, using allout exciting colour teamed up with shadowy earthy fabrics. . .

And then, as I was packing up a few more things in the sewing room
I came across this old denim skirt, which I do remember wearing a long time ago!
- these bits & bobs will be perfect for the mixed media collage
on my blocks for the barijquiltalong quilt
(& here's the link to Anthologie - a patchwork boho quilt if you want to see more)

 where's my quickunpick?
Oh dear, see just how easy it is to jump from one thing to another.

Time now for another fortnightly 'Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE' linkup
My pick from last time was the weekly pickle report from Cathy at saneandcrazy
She's made 25 of these wonderful scrappy blocks . . .


 Cathy loves working on a variety of projects too, inspiring the rest of us!
Here's a little peep at a few other scrappy WiPs she has on the go . . .

Crazy quilt challenge blocks, Birds in the Air, Glitter, & Crazy Ladies of the Lake,
Pop on over to her blog here to see heaps more pics and read all about her quilty stories.
(all pics reposted each time with quilter's permission)

Do you have a project to share this week too? 
Whatever you're sewing or stitching, you can link it up here. Just follow these simple guidelines:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features something you have been sewing or stitching, whether they are WiPs, starts or finishes. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, and snap off a pic or three.
2. Somewhere in your post, please link back to this post.
3. Please comment on a couple of the other Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE links.

The silly season is almost upon us and
Julie & I have decided to make this week's linkup the last one for the year
We will be back again Wednesday 7 February 2018.
Thanks so much for joining in with us and keeping blogging alive
Julie & Linda



Monday, 27 November 2017

moving it forward







I've been catching up with a bit of neglected sewing today. I'm sewing along with Bari Melanie and making their Wild Bloom Quilt. It's a modern sampler with lots of lovely extra touches like collage, crochet lace and sashiko, giving it a little boho flair. For more details and all the quiltalong links pop over here at barijdesigns or here at southerncharmquilts.
So today I finished off the 8 background blocks for the floral collage and made up 2x flying geese sections. And this book Boho Embroidery from the library is full of little extra details that I think I could add too.

Linking up with Em's Scrapbag for 'moving it forward' here  

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

sew stitch snap SHARE #17


Thank you so much for all the great comments in my last post about my 'floribunda' quilt. It's lovely to read all your thoughts and your +ve feedback is very encouraging.

It's been another week of not too much sewing here. But, I did spot a very pretty sewalong happening here. Exploring some art textile with lots of fabric oppportunities & stitchery embellishments is a new direction for me, exciting, and seems like something that I could pick up now & then as time permits over summer.


And, I knew that little bundle of low volume fabrics would come in handy. . . one day.



I do love the look of a scrappy quilt and, just for a change, I'm going for more of an overall low volume scrappy effect. The idea really appeals to me just now. . . like all restful & pale, ethereal even, with a few 'pops' of bright.


Wild Bloom Quilt is a modern sampler with lots of lovely extra touches like collage, crochet lace and sashiko, giving it a little boho flair. For more details and all the quiltalong links pop over here at barijdesigns or here at southerncharmquilts.


It's been a while since I last used the machine applique stitch. I had to dig the manual out, but I got there in the end. Loving this floral collage idea. I've added little clusters of french knots to the centre of the flowers, and I've ordered this book Boho Embroidery from the library to get more inspiration of other little extra details I could add too. 


and 'la fleur' block is done too . . .


Time now for another fortnightly 'Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE' linkup
Let's take a look at my favorite pick from last week,
Glen from quiltswissy had so many great things to share.
Have a peep at her notebook cover, beautiful printing- makes me want to give this a go too


and I loved her improv stripes quilt

Pop on over here to see heaps of Glen's other inspiring projects.
(all pics reposted each time with quilter's permission)

Do you have a project to share this week too? 
Whatever you're sewing or stitching, you can link it up here. Just follow these simple guidelines:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features something you have been sewing or stitching, whether they are WiPs, starts or finishes. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, and snap off a pic or three.
2. Somewhere in your post, please link back to this post.
3. Please comment on a couple of the other Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE links.

Thanks for joining us
Julie & Linda

Monday, 20 November 2017

a little bit of lovely


 Lovely fabrics from #apieceofcloth arrived this week.


Every 3 months, approx. 1metre bundle of vintage fabrics arrives,
the idea being that over the year
there should be enough to make a lovely vintage style quilt.
Still undecided just what I will do with these fabrics, but they are certainly lovely to look at.
And very different from anything that is available here in NZ.
What's inspiring you today?⠀

a bit more #68
'sew stitch snap SHARE' is happening this week
see you back here on Wednesday