Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Floss Update: A Couple of FFOs and A New Start

Happy Hump Day everyone!  (does anyone even say that any more?)

I am excited to show you one of my recent finishes.  I first shared this cross stitch piece here .  It was a Fat Quarter Shop stitch along during the month of May.

Pattern Name: Feels Like Home
Designer: Fat Quarter Shop (It’s Sew Emma)
Fabric: 25 Count Lugana, Lori Holt Fabric in Color Cloud
Stitch Count: 120w x 120h
Finished Size: 9 ½ “ x 9 ½”
Floss: 2 strands of the called for Classic Colorworks floss over two
Start date: 5/2/20 End date: 6/3/20
Current status is “FFO” (Fully Finished Object)

This is the fully finished piece…I’m in love!
I found the frame on clearance at Joann’s a while back.  The fence piece, birdhouse and ribbon are from Hobby Lobby.  I mounted the stitching on sticky board with a little batting underneath and it fit perfectly inside the frame.

The next piece is a new start and finish.  American Spirit was a chart from the Fat Quarter Shop’s quarterly stitch club. 

I wanted to add to my patriotic décor and this was a quick one.
Pattern Name: American Spirit
Designer: Fat Quarter Shop (It’s Sew Emma)
Fabric: 25 Count Lugana, Zweigart in Color Vintage Country Mocha
Stitch Count: 65w x 59h
Finished Size: 5 ¼” x 4 ¾”
Floss: 2 strands of the called for DMC floss over two
Start date: 6/24/20 End date: 6/27/20
Current status is “FFO” (Fully Finished Object)

The truck wall hanging is from Hobby Lobby.  As usual, I mounted the stitching on sticky board with a little batting.  I then added a small white rick-rack trim to the back.  I glued a magnet to the truck and a washer to the back of the sticky board then topped it off with a navy check bow. 

These finishing techniques have been made famous by Priscilla Blain of Stitching with the Housewives. You can find all of her creativity on her blog Priscillas.

Here is my tiered tray in our breakfast nook.

I found this tiny hutch that fits well in the small breakfast nook.

I’ll be starting one more patriotic piece today.
Liberty is another Chalk Full chart from Hands On Design and Priscilla Blain.

My new friend Sam, Farm Girl Sam, and I are stitching the pillow together.  
The fabric is prepped and the thread is held together by a keep from Sampling of Memories on Etsy...

...and all secured in my patriotic Mickey Mouse bag from Denise at Dot Dot Goose Designs, you can also find her on Etsy.

This is going to be a fun -- and hopefully-- quick SAL.  Of course, I still have other WIPs that require my attention.

Hope you enjoyed my floss update.

Until next time…stay safe!

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Progress and More

Hi Friends.  Just a quick quilty update to share the next two blocks for Fat Quarter Shop’s Bloom-Topia quilt along.

 Release 7
Blocks #11A and #11B
Geese and Gander Block

Release 8
Block #12
Corn and Beans Block

I have the background fabric cut for the remainder of the quilt top.  Hoping to have time to finish cutting the prints this weekend and get this one into a flimsy.

I received the backing fabric for Witch’s Night Out

I need to piece the backing then find a reasonably priced long arm quilter to work his or her magic 😊
Witch's Night Out 

I’m sure I told you before that I absolutely love this fabric line All Hallow’s Eve by Fig Tree & Co.  Well, I didn’t think it would hurt to have one more quilt made with it.

Halloween Figs Sampler Complete Pattern Set| Fig Tree Quilts
Photo from the internet

Next up is Halloween Figs Sampler.  This is another block of the month from the Fat Quarter Shop.

The fabric for the first month's blocks as well as the entire pattern shipped in June.  I also pre-ordered the backing fabric for this one to make sure it was available.  I've heard that this line will go to print a third time.  

It has been so hot here that I haven’t felt much like sewing.  I’ve been reading quite a bit and doing some cross stitch.  Actually, I’ll be back tomorrow with a floss update.  There is a piece I am super excited to show you and hope you like it.

See you then…