Work in Progress Wednesdays

With the start of the Studio Journal class being today I have been very busy.

I do have a little bit to report as I have started on the next pocket for my hussif but as you can see it is barely a start with one seam embroidered but not yet beaded and a few bullion roses started for a motif. As you can see I dont mark out the motifs. I used to but now I just eye ball them and plan as I go.

Crazy quilted Hussif 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


Work in Progress Wednesdays

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress I have been getting my next studio class ready and sending our class invitations. If you are enrolled you should have your class invitation in your email. Bookings are now closed for this class.

Anyway in between this admin work  I did find time to finish off  the inside pocket of my Hussif. If you click on the image you will see a larger version of it

Last week I mentioned how this pocket had a small thimble sized “secret” pocket that I found appealing. I thought this week I would share some other close details.

The first detail herringbone stitch which is laced with a metalic thread using the same lacing pattern as Twisted lattice band Down the centre I secured with a seed bead  some little novelty beads that are in the shape of flower.  I added little petals made of  Bullion knots wrapped with a detached chain stitch, These were worked in hand dyed Perle #5 cotton thread. I then added straight stitches in a metallic thread. At the base I added a bead.

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress

The next detail is a floral motif made up of Woven Trellis stitches that have been worked in hand dyed silk thread that is the same thickness as perle #8 cotton thread. The stem is created using Rope stitch 

Crazy quilted Hussif 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


Work in Progress Wednesdays

Crazy quilted Hussif in progressLife is still very busy here and as you can see at the bottom of the block I did not get my pocket completed but I did manage quite a bit of work. I have even started in on the beads. The last seam (down the bottom will probably be a beaded embroidery seam I have just had trouble deciding on which one!

Crazy quilted Hussif in progressI had fun with this. I call it a pocket within a pocket because this piece will be a pocket on the inside of the Hussif. I had thought of a thimble pocket – but then this charm seemed to sit so nicely in there – a thimble still fits but it might just be a secret pocket. The whole thing has got me thinking of secret pockets which is dangerous as I am quite capable of changing the design mid stream, adapting and adding in order to include such frivolity.

What do people think make more pieces with hidden pockets? Or stick to the original plan and make a traditional hussif?

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


 

Work in Progress Wednesdays

Crazy quilted Hussif in progressI started on one of the inside pockets of my Hussif. There are two pockets this size. As you can see I have started  on the embroidery and  this floral spray will feature Woven trellis stitch flowers.

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