Work in Progress Wednesdays

Work on progress ready for beadsI feel this a repeat of last week as life is still very busy here but I did manage to get to the stage where I am about to start adding beads. I always do most of the embroidery first then add beads buttons etc  Anyway that is where I am at – if you click on the photo you will see a larger version

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 Wednesday Block 40 started

Lace Quilt Block 40 startHi All even thought the Encrusted crazy quilt class starts this week I have started block 40 so have progressed a little. This is the block totally unembellished and I thought you would like to see the ‘before’ picture. I hand dyed the doily and added it in the seam as I pieced. the colour scheme is a green/gold which I am looking forward to tackling. I hope next week I will be able to share the completed block but it will be busy teaching online so I will see how I go.

You will find all the other blocks in the Lace Quilt category

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If you have made progress on a stitching project leave a comment with a link to your site. If you include the http bit of your web address in the comment it will become a link and folks can visit and see what you have done.

If you want to know more about Work in Progress Wednesdays visit the FAQ. All my Work in Progress Wednesday reports are under that category.


Work in Progress Wednesday Block 39 done

Lace Quilt Block 39Block 39 is done. In comparison to block 38, I had much more fun with this block as the colours were more dramatic.

I am more that two thirds of the way through the blocks needed for this quilt. As I said the other week am tiring of the quieter colour scheme. At the moment I am thinking this is the last quilt I will make but then I always  get tired of big projects when I am two thirds to three quarter of the way through. The Diamond quilt was the same. Experienced stitchers know they hit this phase and usually have to push forward to get it done. But inexperienced stitchers often leave off at this point and the projects becomes a UFO  (an UnFinished Object). That is not happening to this project as I am aware it is a case of pushing through to the end.  If you click on the image you will see the completed crazy quilt block larger.

Lace Quilt Block 39 detailI have a detail I thought people might enjoy. I used my CQ stencils for a small daisy motif and love the metal capped beads placed in-between the two detached chain stitches.

Anyway I hope you enjoy seeing this block. You will find all the other blocks in the Lace Quilt category

Join in Work in Progress Wednesdays and leave a comment

If you have made progress on a stitching project leave a comment with a link to your site. If you include the http bit of your web address in the comment it will become a link and folks can visit and see what you have done.

If you want to know more about Work in Progress Wednesdays visit the FAQ. All my Work in Progress Wednesday reports are under that category.