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!!!!