Friday, March 22, 2019

Update.....


since I had enough stitcheries done for the first row of blocks I worked on those this week...



I'm using flannels so it will be a nice warm travel quilt …

Righto, time to sort out the next two postcards for stitching..... keeping on going....


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

My Top Is Finished, Woo Hoo!

Very happy to be posting here today... my Ruth's Quilt top is finally finished!
 Thank you so much Helen for your recent encouragement & support... it got me going again &
re-energised about this project.
The top is a little longer & wider than the book sample, mainly because I had fabrics remaining.

Some thinking is needed in regards to the quilting... I'm in no way capable of doing it myself... reluctant to get an all-over design that will stitch through my embroidering... don't know if I can afford to get it custom done. Research is needed!

Bye For Now ♥

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Still Working On Ruth's Quilt

Yes, still working on last years SAL, but making progress at last!
For those of you who read my blog, you already know I've had a long time out of blogland & sewing, due to a very long & painful back complaint.
I've recovered enough now, that I'm able to do a little sewing most days... YAY!!

So this is where I'm at:
I'm happy to be making progress with it again & look forward to sharing more as it continues.

As much as I would love to be stitching it, I won't be making Romancing The Road Trip... however I certainly will look forward to seeing everyone's work on their postcards.

Bye For Now ♥ 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

I'm Late ... I'm Late

My January stitcheries are finally finished and ready to share ... I plan to make the blocks up as I go because I know myself too well.



Now if I can do 6 stitcheries in March and April, I'll be back on track ... here goes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

I've been pondering.......

and struggling about this quilt for quite sometime now.....
I have had a light bulb moment ....lol....
 and I'm soooo happy with my new idea.......

My quilt will be very different from the pattern....
I'm personalising all my postcards so it will end up being a travel memory quilt.....
So here is my plan.....
I will be making a quilt top using the 
"stack and whack" method then needleturning my postcards on in a random fashion on top.....
This will then allow me to add more postcards after the quilt is finished (quilted and bound) as I'm hoping that I will continue to do a bit more travelling in the future.....
Of course I have no idea at this stage how many postcards I will make either....

Here are my February  postcards....


Ok that's it for me today.....

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Four for February

These are my stitched blocks for this month.....


I'm so glad for this group sewing these …. keeps me steadily working on them....

Righto, Gotto Go... better get the next 4 ready to work on for next month....




Sunday, February 10, 2019

Time to do a blogpost an to tell........

...that I am going to change the pattern a little bit.
First to tell you that I still love to do this.
Than that my quilt is going to be a little bit bigger, making an extra row.
That includes 8 more postcards.
Klick on the pictures and they will get bigger.
My first design, a little bit in style, soon to be valentine, and love cats.
What are you using behind the stitchery?
I am using iron on pellon h630
It gives my stitchery a little bit more puff, and you don't see the threads behind it.
Because I have to make 4 more blocks, I have 4 blocks done now.
When I lay them side by side {this is not the final layout} in one row, I notice something I don't like that much.
This is like the book. block 2 /block1
This is my way block 2/block 1
Block 1 like in the book
Block 1 my way, left corner block turned 90° upside down.
I stitched it like in the book but when I had to stitch it to the block I turned it.
Now when block 2 and 1 are sewn together there is not that big rectangle.
Sorry, for my bad Englisch.
Pictures say more than a thousend words, I hope.
Picture upbove shows what I mean.
In the red cirkel the turned one in the yellow circle the way it looks in the book.
For me I prefer the red circle.
I am not telling you to do the same, only letting you know what I found and what I like more.
That is why my blue fabric is upside down, I am letting it stay that way.
I made an other mistake in one of the blocks and I am not sure if I change it.
Sorry for the long story.
Warm regards from Holland