Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ahhh, Applique!!! How I have missed you!

It has been quite a while since I did any applique. In fact, so long that the callous on my fingertip was gone and I had to  get out my thimblepads!

I have, finally, begun working on the last 4 blocks for Noah and Matilda. One and a half blocks done!

There has been plenty of stitching happening here, but its all been on the machine.

Another bag for a gift;

Japanese taupes on the external pocket.

Love the button.

 A small purse using Cotton and Steel fabrics:

and another little dumpling pouch.

The dumpling is made using a soft cotton lawn from Moda's Regent Street by Sentimental Studios.

These fabrics are reminiscent of Liberties, both in hand and print design.

Some more fabrics made it here too...

A new monthly installment from Pink Castle's Cotton and Steel club. This little selection took the scenic route via Canada, so was most welcome when it finally arrived!
I also scored 3 panels from a recent sale by Maze and Vale.

I had a quick look through what I had posted about in 2014.
The year started off with both continuing and new projects. Lots of stitching has been done on CCCQ and Noah and Matilda BOMs. I have, mostly, kept up. CCCQ will have only 5 or 6 more blocks to finish this year. For Noah and Matilda there are now only 2 1/2 blocks and the borders to finish and the top will be done!

I continued with Jane Pizar, making some of the blocks that surround the centre medallion. Mountmellic, the Quiltmania mystery quilt by Di Ford, was another project I started in 2014.

I made a quilt for my MIL using swoon blocks and started a Lone Star quilt.

The biggest news of 2014 was the birth of my grandson, the first grandchild for both sides of the family.

Lots of my stitching for this year was for him!! Knitting, crochet, a nappy bag, 3 quilts of varying sizes and a fabric book.

In my next post I will talk about my stitching plans for 2015!

Happy New Year!!!!


  1. Good work keeping up with all your appliqué . That Noah and Matilda border has a lot of work in it and I am considering changing one of the flowers. It has such itty bitty pieces and looks hard.
    Love all your little bags.
    The first grandchild is always special.

  2. Oh wow -- the baby is getting so big and he's adorable -- what fun you must be having! You're so funny -- I just don't picture you with Cotton and Steel fabrics! You sure have a lot of beautiful projects on the go -- someday soon -- bam! -- you're going to have a bunch of beautiful quilt finishes!!!

  3. what a cutie to end your post.........I need to get back into my applique skills as I am started a new quilt soon...........nice projects and like the fabrics you brought..........

  4. Your grandson is adorable, I'm sure you're enjoying sewing for him. Looking forward to seeing your sewing plans for 2015.

  5. Beautiful work as always love your gorgeous grandson .

  6. What a heart melting little boy. I smiled as soon as I saw the photo, thanks for sharing.

  7. These BOM's sure take a lot of time, but they will look beautiful when done. Your grandson is adorable. Who would have time for sewing, especially if he lives close by.

  8. I think your grandson is stealing the show, he's adorable. Loved seeing your pouches and the tote, they make for a quick finish.

  9. That little guy is so worth all of your time, love and stitching!!!

  10. Great work with all of your 2014 projects. Your grandson a adorable! I see a lifetime of projects for him.

  11. Lovely bags Miriam and very gorgeous grandson.

  12. You had a busy year! I hope 2015 is just as productive for you. What a beautiful baby boy!