Monday, 2 January 2012

Some Kind of Wonderful – Making a Start

For the first time I have joined in Chookyblue’s Stitch-a-Long.  I’ll be doing my appliqué using blanket stitch on the machine, otherwise it would never get finished.

Firstly, I found my fabrics and a rather cute box to use to store the project in.

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The creams came mainly from the stash, but I cheated and visited Anni’s shop to buy the coloured fabrics.

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Nothing more happened until Boxing Day when I finally made a start. I cut all the appliqué block backgrounds, traced the pieces onto vliesofix and cut whisperweft until I ran out of both and then stitched until I needed more matching threads.

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Now that I’ve been to the shops, I spent all day yesterday  working on the quilt, without doing a stitch.  I do have all the appliqué blocks prepared to just stitch and have enough little squares and strips cut to keep me going for a while.

At least the first block is now completed.  Hopefully, I’ll be caught up by the end of January.

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I’ve really enjoyed playing with all the blocks and can’t wait to have some more finished.

9 comments:

Wendy said...

I've started working on this project as well. You have a good start. Did you use any stabilizer behind for the hand stitching.

Fiona said...

Great start... lovely fabrics....
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love the fabrics and the blocks look great, I have started as well....

Jenny of Elefantz said...

You chose YUMMY fabrics, Janice! It's going to be a lovely quilt, indeed.
Hugs
Jenny
xx

loulee said...

Another Anni Downs book to add to my collection. Maybe I'll even join in!!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looking great Janice. Love it all

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely fabrics........good work.........

Melody said...

You've chosen such gorgeous fabrics.

Bec said...

Beautiful fabrics, so pretty! I am wondering about the stabiliser question in your comments...did you use any and when did you put it on - before or after machine appliquing??? I find my machine applique goes better if I use a stabiliser, what sort do you use if you use one???
How is your machine applique going?