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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

handstitching project back on track

hello!
i have been working hard on my machine piecing projects out in my sewing space in the back shed when i have time - but i have been wanting to get something on the go for the evening times. puglet is now going down at the same time as the little human in the evenings and then waking for feeds later - so i have a bit of down time

i rediscovered my love for this project in the last few days and really want to keep it moving. i looked back through the blog and found my last post about it over a year ago! crikey.

here are some pictures of what i have achieved in the last few days.  my aim is to piece the entire quilt by hand.  it is a good project for this because it is made of small blocks joined into larger ones, joined into the quilt



i just love the colours and the scrappy look of it.  this is what the finished thing should look like!


ive finished the top 2 large squares only!  gotta keep stitching :)

here is a sneak peek of something i made for a PIF person :) in the mail in the next couple of days - number 1 finished!


on the kids front, everything is going really well. puglet is starting to settle into a kind of pattern, so things a bit more predictable during the day now. she is a really placid baby, which is great for the energy of the little human!

much love pugs and kisses
crafty

8 comments:

Melody said...

Your quilt is going to be so beautiful.

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Lovely lovely... I am also doing this one.... you are going so well - its such a great quilt... your PIF looks great and am so glad puglet and little human are doing so well....
Hugz

Larissa said...

I am Loving your quilt! All that intricate hand-sewing - wow!

Sue B said...

I did the Leannes house one, and I know how easy it is to fall behind on all the hand stitching. The rewards are well worth it in the end when you can sit back and admire this quilt once you have completed that final stitch.

Quiet Quilter said...

Always nice to come back to an old friend....

Stray Stitches said...

The quilt you are working on is beautiful. I remember those days of finally getting the little ones on the same schedule - so nice to have just a little breathing time.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

glad to hear things are settling down - all that hand sewing - WOW!

Alex said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love hand piecing and soft colours.

I'm happy you have a placid baby.

I'm yet to find out what that actually IS since Max doesn't have a placid bone in his body!!