Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Some Works in Progress and some finishes

Sewing, crochet and quilting have kept me occupied over the last couple of weeks.

Below is a sneak peek of some hand quilting.

I finished the hand quilting on Cheddar Cheese and Crackers last night. This little quilt has been going for a long time for me!!! I started the hand quilting around this time last year, but I was hit by tennis elbow, so most of my hand stitching was put away for quite a number of weeks. Since the cooler weather arrived here I started hand quilting again. This afternoon I will attach the binding. More photos to come soon.

I have sewn a few buds to the current Friends of Baltimore block.

A couple of finishes too!

I made another tablet sleeve. This one is for my DH. I used the same Yoko Saito fabric as I used for my DB's camera  bag. The sleeve pattern is from Simplicity 3889. I also used this pattern when I made the lap top bags.

I finished the cowl for my DD. I used Madeline Tosh Merino DK, colour silver fox.  When I saw Rita's Calm Cowl I thought it would be lovely for my DD. We decided to make it a bit more lacey by adding the edging.

The pattern for the edging came from this book, which I have had for a few years. It is full of a wide variety of patterns and easy to follow instructions.

I am very pleased with how it turned out, and thinking about making one for myself.

I haven't forgotten about making little houses from scraps.

Three more to add to the collection.

I spent a little while this morning finishing off adding labels to all my posts. I hope it makes it easier to find past posts on my various projects.

Recently I have found lots of inspiring projects out in blogland. I have made notes on several projects, quilts or even just single blocks I plan to try in the near future. Have you been inspired to make something from anyone's blog recently?


  1. The quilting looks great on your cheddar cheese and crackers...and I'm digging your scrappy houses! ;)

    Can I ask, what method of applique do you use? I really stink at applique and need to work on it because there are so many applique projects I want to make! :)

  2. pretty things! Love the folded roses. Looks like you have a lot of fun things going on.
    The houses are super cute.

  3. Congratulations on so many wonderful finishes. Love the hand quilting. I bet the tablet cover will be much used. The cowl is so pretty and the edging was a perfect choice. Little are putting me to shame ;-) FOB - yummy buds.
    Thanks for sharing your always fabulous projects.

  4. You sound just like me! Lots of projects happening now that the weather is cooler. Love the crochet lace and the new baby houses.

  5. Your Baltimore is looking beautiful!

  6. Everything looks great! I love your little houses! :0)

  7. Wonderful projects. I made the cheddar cheese and crackers and it is still one of my favorites. Your little houses are sweet!

  8. Well done with the hand quilting. Love those little buds.

  9. Lovely Eye candy, love the Cowl

  10. I'm inspired by those little houses -- they're SO stinkin' cute! Looks like you've been good and busy -- can't wait to see cheddar!!!

  11. Your projects are all SO lovely. Those little houses are adorable. I have trouble with tennis elbow too. I never thought that hand quilting could be a problem for it. It only bothers me when I do certain kinds of housework. I hate to think I'm aggrivating it with all my handwork - I LOVE handwork.

  12. I am so glad I found your blog! I am also working on Friends of Baltimore. Nice to see someone else is as crazy as me!!!