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


Work in Progress Wednesdays

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress This piece of crazy quilting is a part of my latest project which as regular readers will now is a hussif , a type of traditional sewing caddy. This piece will be a pouch/roll that will sit inside the hussif.

If you click on the image you will see a large version.

Last week on my work in progress post, when I wrote about this project  I explained how I always do the embroidery and then add beads, buttons and charms.  I was at the stage in the process where I was about to start adding beads.

This week I would like to say I have done that and finished the piece so I am ready to move on making 2 internal pockets.

I think readers would like to see and read about some of the details so here they are!

Crazy quilted Hussif in progress

Once again click on the image to see a larger view of it.

On this section I used half a hand dyed doily. I used procion dyes to dye it and it was added into the seam as I pieced.

The Woven Zig zag chain that I worked over rick rack is a TAST stitch .

The Feathered Up and Down buttonhole (on the left) is also a TAST stitch.

Hussif-SRE-rosesI used my Crazy quilt templates to create the curved lines in this little motif . I traced off the lines using the template then stitched them in stem stitch before adding the silk ribbon fargo roses , feather stitch, French knots and beads.

hussif vine

For the stems of this vine once again I used my Crazy quilt templates to create the curved lines of the vine.

Click on the image to see a larger view and enjoy!

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