Work in Progress Wednesday

Once again I am sharing my stitching progress as promised. I hope folks reading about the process find it  interesting. I always feel hesitant to share a half done crazy quilt block because I leave it until the very end of the process to do the beading and add buttons. I work most of my embroidery first, because if I add beads as I go I have the constant frustration of catching my working thread on beads and buttons! So often a piece looks half done until the end when there is a flourish of beading and it comes together.

Work in Progress photo As you can see a little progress has been made. If you want to compare my last work in progress report for my hussif was here  I have laid some foundation stitches of herringbone, Arrow stitch, Cretan stitch and plan to add more to these. They are the first layer of multi stitch rows. I am still thinking about them. I have also worked a seam with drooping  flower like things. I worked them using a silk thread that is the same thickness as cotton perle #8 using 15 wraps of cast on stitch. They were slow to work but satisfying.

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

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23 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesday

  1. Renee says:

    Your hussif is lovely! I always find it interesting to watch how blocks progress – so seeing your work in progress is fun!

    My WIPW post is a day late, so I almost skipped it this week. I made a tiny bit of progress on my cross-stitch. Most of my stitching time went into my CQI round robin block this week. A seam on that block (shared in a separate post) was inspired by a seam treatment in a photo of your work that you included in your newsletter this week. Thank you!

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks for posting in progress. I always get about there and start to wonder if I’m off track, cuz it doesn’t look right. A bit later it comes together as a few more decisions are made.

  3. Janie says:

    Lots of progress made by everybody! My work can be seen here, . I’ve started work on my #3 “Prairie” sewing kit, sewing down trims, a little tedious.

  4. Lin Tarrant says:

    Very interesting to see the way that you work – thank you.

  5. Annet says:

    It’s nice to see your work without the beads, it gives us an idea how you build up the seams. I like those zigzagswith buttonhole wheels.

    I finished another Crazy White block:

  6. P.S. Hope it is ok to post my progress with something I started in the work journal class, until maybe a group opens on flickr?……. 🙂
    Barbara M(Wales UK).
    Scars/Mark making

  7. I’m loving the rich colours and can’t wait to see it enriched with your wonderful beading 🙂

  8. Hi SHARON,
    It is interesting to see your work in progress. my progress is here-
    Thank you,

  9. Maureen says:

    I’m happy to say I managed 3 additions to my hussif this week.
    Having it fill a bit more is encouraging me to keep at it.

    The work is at

  10. queeniepatch says:

    You taught me something in this blog post; work basic seams first (herringbone, cretan….) then add decorative stitches and form flowers step by step. I used to complete one seam before I started work on another. Thanks, Miss!
    Your hussif is growing beautifully and I do love the floral fabric you have used.
    I am kick-starting autumn’s work on:

  11. A little progress this week and I decided to bin the other project I was working on so I suppose that is progress as well.
    Have a good week

  12. Pamela says:

    Beautiful block!

    Here’s the progress on my sampler wallet, done on 28 count linen with silk threads –


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