Monday, 7 November 2016

Slow Sunday Stitching and some slow Freebie Stitching.

Several months ago I cut out pieces for a needle case designed by Sue Spargo in Better Home and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting April 2016 edition.  As often happens it got put aside while I decided what to use for a background.  Well on Sunday morning I finally made a choice to use a recycled wool I found in a skirt at a Value Village Thrift shops several years ago.  Here are all the pieces stitched down and ready to be embellished.

Just after midnight I finished stitching everything and now have to put it together.  I've a couple of ideas to change the inside a bit rather than just put some pages for needles inside.
 Pekingese stitch using orange back stitch and magenta for loops.  Yellow drizzle stitches around a velvet centre.
 Bullion knots around the velvet and wool applique and pistil stitch on the rickrack.

Palestrina knot stitches around the outline of the body and also for the legs.

More drizzle stitches on the tail.
 Here are some of the freebies I stitched during the week. This first one I found awhile ago on All People Quilt it was designed by Reets Rags to Riches.  I used the moon and star but drew my own cat.  It is meant to be made into a triangle basket/pennant but I decided to use this Halloween star print.
 This is a cute piece from Cheri Paynes Quilts by Cheri Friends page on Facebook. She offers some of her older patterns if you like her page.
 A detail of the pumpkin basket crow is carrying.
 This crow with pumpkin and acorn were part of Stacy West's Halloween Bash Blog Hop. If you go to each day you will find links for fun projects. This one was found here.
 Debbie from Wooden Spools designed Frankie as a Halloween Pouch, Here he is on the orange stars. You can find the link on Stacy's page here along with some great Halloween treat recipes each day.
 This next designs was shared by my friend Paulette from Sweet P Quilting and Designs. She has been making a lot of seasonal pillows. Mine still needs some eyes, I say he is blinking from the flash when I took his picture.
 From Calico Moon we got a cute Sugar Skull mini quilt done in purples and oranges.  I decided to opt for the more traditional colours and use this fun spooky crow and chandelier print I have instead.
 Cathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms designed a cute pumpkin and spider treat bag.
 Rather than stitch his spider's legs I used a mini rick rack for them.
 Stacy also shared designs by Plum Cute Designs, a lovely stitchery project and from Ali Strebel a stuffed black cat which I've not made either.  To finished up the blog hop Stacy made an owl pin that once again I found a cute Halloween print to put him on.
 I was playing with the projects on Saturday night and am thinking I might make them into either a Halloween mini quilt or I may make some into pillows.  Still thinking on it.  What would you do with theses?  If I make a quilt I would add some of my own ideas for the blank pieces of fabrics.

Enjoy your week of stitching.


Rebecca in AK said...

So many great projects! I really love the needle case. I better get out my issue of BHG Patchwork. I hope you will share your design changes for the interior.

Kyle said...

The stitching on your needlecase is fantastic. It just brought that applique to life!

WoolenSails said...

You did a lot of fun projects from the freebies and they would make cute pillows.


Karen in Breezy Point said...

I love the stitching you did on your Sue Spargo bird--you really brought it to life! All those fun blocks would make an adorable quilt!