Work in Progress Wednesdays

Here I am sitting in my twirly chair waving to everyone with the outer wrap of my hussif embroidered and beaded.

Outer wrap piece for crazy quilt sewing caddy Click on the image and you will see a full view.

My last work in progress report on this project is here.

crazy quilt sewing caddy detail

Now I have just the needle book cover to make and I will have all the parts of my sewing hussif embellished and ready to assemble. I will have nearly done my mini challenge.

crazy quilt sewing caddy detail 7 For now however I will share some eye candy as the feedback I get on that tells me people enjoy it.

The first detail I would like to share is a trail of beads that cover a seam.

The next is a floral spray made with silk ribbon embroidery and of course I used my crazy quilt templates to mark out the stems.

crazy quilt sewing caddy detail 6

The next detail illustrates another example of my templates in use as the scallops were traced then embroidered using stem stitch worked in a bright pink silk thread. The heart shapes are sequins secured with a seed bead.

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If you click on any of the images you will see a larger version so you can have good look at wheat I have done.

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know. Work in Progress Wednesdays (WIP Wednesdays) aims to encourage people to complete languishing projects or WISPs (Works in Slow Progress) or completing UFOs (unfinished objects) or projects made in order to de-stash a bit.

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27 Responses to Work in Progress Wednesdays

  1. Jules says:

    I have to tell you how fabulous this is! 🙂

  2. Hi Sharon,
    Wonderful hussif I am unable to take my eyes from it. so many beautiful details. Thanks for sharing them. progress on my projects are here-
    Thank you,

  3. Marci Hainkel says:

    Sharon, your hussif is gorgeous. I finally got back to my “First American Woman” CQ. Here is the newest block.
    I started a CQ when the Take it Further challenge was run on this your blog. I kept making blocks, and entered the quilt in my guild’s show last weekend. Blue Ribbon! Sharon, thanks for doing the Take It Further challenge

  4. Beth in IL says:

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Your bead trails are wonderful! (Yes, I was shouting. Too much coffee?)
    I have posted progress on my Elizabeth on my blog:
    Not much, but she is looking better.

  5. Angela says:

    As always, your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us! You can see my bead journal project for Sept. at

  6. Janie says:

    Scrumptious work, Sharon.
    I’ve made some progress adding embellishments here .
    Remember to enjoy something beautiful today!

  7. Renee says:

    Sharon, your hussif is gorgeous! I love the eye candy. Do you remember where you found the heart sequins?

    I finished adding names and states to my Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt. This week, I get to gather the courage to tackle the next idea I have in mind.

  8. Your Hussif, in those lovely jewel tones, is achingly beautiful! I really need a Hussif, but need to be working instead on a private commission CQ quilt. It is in cream colors, so your lovely Hussif is so refreshing to my eyes!! Beautiful is such an inadequate word!! Xxx

    • sharonb says:

      Hi Cathy thanks – I know what you mean about working in one colour and wanting to look at something else. One of the reasons the hussif is so bright is because I had just done a quilt (not yet assembled) in muted tones

  9. Annet says:

    Again thanks for sharing the eye candy! It’s going to be a heavy hussif with all those pretty beads!

    Here’s my progress for this week:

    • sharonb says:

      Annet I had to laugh all my stuff is heavy with beads – its like I think they will fly away without a bit of weight to them…

  10. Waving back, Sharon!

    Your colourful hussif is a treat to the eyes.

    Here’s my miniscule progress:

    Here’s hoping I get more done this coming week!

  11. Gillian says:

    What a coincidence. I have just finished embroidering a Hussif and in the instructions I need something called “Templastic” to give it the round shape. Here in Spain I haven’t been able to find it but I am going to a craft fair in October in Toulouse, France and I will try there. Do you use this in the making up of your hussif or do you use something else?
    Can you help me?
    Thank you,


    • sharonb says:

      HI Gillian – I think here in Australia we call it quilters plastic becasue you make quilting templates from it. I dont use temp plastic for stiffening the hussif – I will use batting

  12. PatQuilts says:

    I would like to share my first hand-embroidered crazy quilt.

    Thanks for looking.

  13. Your hussif is growing more beautiful for each time you post a progress report. I have never seen lace decorated with a trail of beads like the one you show.
    I have made progress on my various projects, too.

  14. Finally a bit of progress but still a long way to go.

    I hope everyone has a good week.

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