Work in Progress Wednesdays  the  Hussif Sewing Caddy

Work in Progress Wednesdays the Hussif Sewing Caddy

Hussif sewing caddy pocketHi all it is work in Progress Wednesday and here I am with my mini challenge report.

This week I did one of the pockets that will be inside the sewing caddy hussif. It is the pocket that will hold my stitchers templates.

I managed only a small bit of stitching this week as my class has been keeping me busy. As anyone who has taken any of my classes knows I try and respond to everyone. With 170 people in the class that keeps me at the computer!

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For those that simply land here as a result of a search engine or because you have not dropped in for a while a hussif is a sewing roll or sewing kit or caddy but I gave a more detailed answer here . This is a min challenge where the idea is that people design their own hussifs. Any style of  quilting or embroidery is acceptable just make your hussif the hussif you have always wanted to own!  The is no deadline but aim for quality or give yourself a space for experimentation not simply tick off another project.  I presented some informal guidelines here.

For those who do crazy quilting  and working a hussif dont forget my give away tutorial on how to work decorative crazy quilt seams

What have you done this week that takes you towards your stitching goals? Leave a comment and let us know.

holding my book in front of quiltHave you seen my book?

My book The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches, Stunning Results  shares practical methods about how to design and make a crazy quilt. I teach how to balance colour, texture and pattern, in order direct the viewers eye. I show you how to build decorative seam treatments in interesting and creative ways using a handful of stitches. My book is profusely illustrated as my aim is to be both practical and inspiring.


  1. How do you find the time?! I am still waiting for Jeff to create my pattern for all the little pockets. I could have done it myself, but sometimes you have to help retired hard workers come up with things to do to allay boredom. He’s learned to knit and sent his first scarf to his daughter. I’m not sure there will be a second scarf! lol Next he’s planning on learning to make polymer clay beads! (For me to work into jewelry)

    I’ve set my other stitching aside to focus on the Sumptuous Surfaces class which I’m loving!

  2. I love WIP Wednesdays, especially now that we are in the midst of this Hussif challenge. But I am siezed by guilt, too, at my lack of progress. I have selected a large piece that I crazy-pieced a couple years ago and plan to chop up into the necessary components. I also have done a drawing (very crude) of what I would like the finished Hussif to include. But that’s all so far. This last week I was dyeing, painting and ironing lace, sewing on a sane quilt in hopes of giving it to my DS and DDIL next month in time for their one year wedding anniversary. And putting together the International Flags announcements, etc. Then yesterday it was babysitting DGD, making strawberry jam and working in the yard. Never enough hours in a day.

  3. No photos to show, as I have only cut out the pieces for my hussif so far. I’m using a pansy theme in cotton prints, cotton batiks and silk dupioni in purple and yellow. I had to finish a crazy quilted heart first. Sharon, your pocket is gorgeous, I enjoyed your review.

    Marianne Squire Maszer
  4. Yes, beautiful work as always.
    I have added more hand embroidery to the pocket and more beading to the Venice lace piece. I have added silk Yo-Yo’s with netting and will add vintage buttons & beading around them.
    My “Prairie” sewing kit is almost done!! You can see it @

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