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.

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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.

If you have something you want to share please do! Leave a comment and include the http bit of your web address as then it will become a link that folks can click on to visit your place online and see what you have done.

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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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Work in Progress Wednesday

Here I am, sitting  in my twirly chair waving to all four corners of the globe with my own mini challenge work in progress report. This week I started working on the large outer wrap of the  sewing caddy hussif. It is enjoyable to settle to larger piece after working the the fiddly pockets. I have started to embroider a few sections but as yet have not added beads to them.

To be honest I managed only a small bit of stitching this week as I am working on writing a book and my head has been La-La book land and its turned my brain to mush. Now I know talking about LA-LA book mush brain is probably not a good thing write about when describing writing a book but that is the truth of it.

Work in progress

Anyway here I am sharing my stitching progress as promised and I hope folks find watching the process interesting. The branch of  flowers is created by using a perle #5 cotton in up and down feather buttonhole which was a Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST)  challenge stitch.  Follow the link if you want to know how to work it.

The roses are created in hand dyed variegated perle # 5 cotton using another TAST stitch called Raised Cross stitch flower. These are quick effective and easy to do.

The next little motif is a spray. I marked out the stems using my Crazy Quilting Templates and then stitched the lines in stem stitch. The silk ribbon flowers and leafs are both created in leaf stitch.

They need to have beads added yet. I always work most of my embroidery first then add the beads later otherwise I have the constant frustration of catching my working thread on beads and buttons! It means things always look half done until the end when there is a flourish of beading and its done!

Work in progress

What have you done this week towards your stitching goals?

Leave a comment and let us know.

As a side note for those interested in the mini challenge:

The idea is that people design their own sewing caddy or hussif in any style of quilting or embroidery. The is no deadline.  I presented some informal guidelines here.
One of the challenges this year on CrazyQuilting International is to create a hussif you may want to combine the two challenges. If you are a crazy quilter and working a hussif dont forget my give away tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams