Monday, 25 June 2012

project gingham

 After I finished my candy girl quilt
I found I was at a creative loose end.
Yes, I have plenty of wip,
but none that I've wanted to do.
So when Krista and her pals began playing with gingham
I wanted in.
I played around with a couple of colours as seen in an earlier post,
and worked out what block I liked,
then it was a matter of deciding the colours.
I really like how the middle part creates a square,
so I went with one colour for the corners,
I think the grey really ties the colours all together.
 Off track slightly..
for at least five years now I have been using the same needles,
by that I mean the same pack!!
I've snapped most of them now,
so when I at last found more I shrieked with joy.
They are not really for everyday sewing,
but I've got so used to them
if I pick up a short needle it feels weird!
(I found these in hobbycraft UK)
 Ah simple bunting made from chain stitching my patches hehe!
 As I am using fabrics from my stash this year,
I'm afraid these gingham's are horrid polycotton.
I'm making a table runner,
so I think it will be okay.
I've backed it with a stripey flannelette pillowcase!
No batting needed.
As you can see I'm hand quilting,
this is my second attempt.
I wasn't sure about it,
but sometimes you have to take the plunge!
ps. the big reveal will be July 4th
 if you want to join in

12 comments:

  1. Who doesn't love gingham, so cheery.
    Loving the bunting too.
    Lisa x

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  2. This is looking so cool! I really love the handstitching, I can't believe how straight and neat your stitches are!!!

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  3. I'm making a table runner from all my gingham too! I don't think I am going to have time to hand quilt mine but yours in gorgeous! That poly-cotton gingham has a mind of its own, don't you think?

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  4. I love it! Gingham and polka dots just make me think of grandma and kitchen - its a good thing!!! I don't know why most gingham has poly in it...weird, huh? Your stitching looks great - it has sort of an argyle look on top of the squares of gingham! It is fantastic!

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  5. Love gingham! I just bought some Michael Miller gingham but instead of the stripes being up/down, left/right, they are set on a diagonal. Gorgeous.

    Love the table runner!~

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  6. Looks great! I love using up odd bits of stashed fabric :)

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  7. This is turning out great! Love the colors and the hand quilting.

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  8. Ooooh :-) Lovely handstitching!

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  9. you have me squealing with glee! i'd better get cracking on my gingham quilt, i'm still piecing!
    i tried hand-quilting once and it was WORK, but i suppose removing the layer of batting would make it easier to push a needle through. i also dig long needles.

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  10. Eek! My blocks are still just.....individual blocks! Oh, wait, I just read Krista's comment and she is still piecing. Okey dokey. A week from tomorrow--the big reveal. I'll be ready!

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  11. I think this is super lovely!! I'm starting to get the urge to add gingham to my stash!

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