Sunday, January 4, 2015

Slow Stitching and UFO Busting

Hand embroidery is something that I have attempted several times over the years and while I am not necessarily horrible at it, I’m no expert.

I saw a beautiful quilt on Candace’s blog that inspired me to practice my embroidery (you really should go check it out at Squash House Quilts).  Then Tanya mentioned that she would be participating in today’s Slow Sunday Stitching featured on Kathy’s blog.

But wait….there’s more… I remembered a project I started in 2012 but had put away for a very good reason, I just can’t remember what that very good reason was.

Little Miss Shabby offered a free BOM titled Birdie Stitches, you can still read about it here. Her sketches are just too cute!

I decided to pull out the blocks and work on those during slow stitching Sundays and link up at Kathy's Quilts.

WARNING: Ugly blocks ahead but they will look better once I trim and press them.






I should change the year


I'm working on this one today

I used a jelly roll for the block borders but can't remember which fabric line they are from.  If anyone knows, please share.

Still not sure if I will make a full quilt with these or just mini quilts for my table top quilt stand.

This is how I’m spending my Sunday afternoon.  Are you stitching today?

I have one more Christmas gift to deliver then I can share the secret sewing I promised.

Hope you all have a blessed week!


Val's Quilting Studio said...

This is my first visit to your blog...but oh what cute stitching! I'll be looking forward to your finish!

Quilter Kathy said...

SO happy you are joining us! These blocks are adorable! I think you should just add the year 2015 to the last block! Enjoy your slow stitching!

tink's mom said...

Great job so far. Nice that you found something that needed finishing to work on. Always a great feeling and these blocks are really cute.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

The birdie blocks are so cute! Remember you only get better with practice on embroidering. I am so glad you joined us for our Slow Sunday Stitching!

Kim said...

Your blocks are so cute? You did an awesome job.

Jo said...

I'm with Kathy, just add 2015 to another block

Julierose said...

Oh they aren't ugly at all--just in progress. I think they are so cute and will make a great quilt. i would offer though, and just my opinion, I don't like quilting OVER embroidery stitches, just AROUND them--but then, that's just me...Great project to continue...hugs, Julierose

CathieJ said...

Those blocks aren't ugly. They are adorable. I am looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

Leslie said...

I downloaded those cute patterns, too. I am just about where you are....8 out of 12 done. You may have inspired me to get back to them. I am also not sure what to do with them. But they are really cute.

Deanna W said...

Noooo keep 2012 on the block. Maybe include this year on another block. It is a way of dating your work!!
Little birdie is adorable too!

moosecraft said...

Those blocks are so cute! Careful about changing the date on that one... I tried that once only to reveal I used permanent marker for the tracing...

Vicky Hunt said...

I am in LOVE with these blocks! They are adorable. I love the idea of a block for each month. Maybe I will try something like this when I get back into embroidering. I ordered a few supplies today! Off to visit Little Miss Shabby now...:) Excited!Have a great week!

Blessings, Vicky

Michelle said...

I don't think they're ugly blocks but very cute!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I don't think you should change the year just put the date of when it is finished on the label. What cute cute blocks! Keep going this is going to finish up really cute!

Terry said...

Your blocks are not ugly...they're adorable! I did those stitcheries when they first came out and it's still one of my favorite quilts! :0)

Needled Mom said...

I loved that QAL! I need to finish the quilting on mine. I think yours look terrific.

Karen said...

Your embroidery is fine. You will have a cute piece when you finish the rest of the blocks. And maybe you can throw in a 2015 somewhere. A beginning year and a finishing year.

Abby and Stephanie said...

What a darling stitchery project and I think your jelly roll borders are sweet and perfect. This will be an adorable finish.

Candace said...

You're a natural, Jeanna! The blocks are adorable and perfectly stitched! I'm so glad I was able to inspire you!

Linda Walker said...

Jeanna, these are adorable! I recently did a few stitches on a project (actually a gift for a friend) but since I have not given it to her yet I have not posted it. I have not embroidered since the late 80's so i was a bit worried but it all came back to me. You did a wonderful job with needle and floss!!!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my goodness, the birdie embroidered blocks are just sooooo cute! What sweet designs they are and I love how they're bordered with such pretty fabrics.

Carrie P. said...

cute! I would change the year. I would add this year when you finish it.