Sunday, 17 February 2008

I've been bitten too...


.....by the stitchery bug. I think we're all getting suckered into this - lol !! There are loads of talented ladies in Blogland stitching away and us non-stitchers have been influenced to have a go. I know Jane has caught the bug too and so has Floss.

Last week I got my pattern and threads to make this wallhanging.


And with a bit of help from Linda I was ready. Here is my first attempt




And here is my second little block



This is so seriously addictive and great fun. Also once the preparation is done it is quick. I can see why so many of you love doing this.



Here is number 3 - now I love this one..




By now I was starting to cast my eye around on the web for free patterns. There are lots of websites with many, many patterns. I found this one too and really enjoyed doing it.




I may make another one of these and use it as the basis for my 4seasons quilt swap for Spring. I am getting a bit ahead of myself here I know - lol !! I have been buying embroidery floss here and there and am building up a nice collection. What fun !!!

I was itching this weekend to start cutting out some bits for a new scrap quilt that I'm planning. However I had a stern telling-off from Patrick ( who is 11 ). "Don't you think you should finish something off first Mum ?" I know he's right so I got out my blocks for Bonnies Carolina Crossroads mystery and that's what I'm working on now. I've decided to do it quilt as you go with a contrasting joining strip. Had fun deciding on a fabric but that's another story and I need to go and supervise Patricks homework..

Bye for now......

21 comments:

Jeanne said...

Your stitcheries are gorgeous, Andrea! I love the pattern you chose to make. Please feel free to share those free pattern sites. VBG

Kim said...

That Patrick! Out of the mouth of babes...I love your sweet stitcheries. :)

anne bebbington said...

Another convert - woohoo!!! your stitcheries look great!

Kristie said...

Okay, now you have got me wanting to do a stitchery. I need another project like I need another hole in my head, but hey we only live once!!! First off, where did you get that beautiful Stitchery pattern?? And the free websites??
Kristie

Belvie said...

Oh my! It's looking beautiful. I'm going to have to get started on mine too.

Kathy Wagner said...

Love the stitcheries!
What do you have attached to the back of the stitching? Some kind of stabilizer?

Guðrún said...

Your stitching is great, I will make my first attempt now as I bought the Butterfly garden.

country mouse said...

Love the stitcheries! So cute! Every time I see someone working on these it makes me want to give it a go too.

Kieny said...

Now that bug has seriously bitten you! Love your stitcheries, I have to give mine a try too.

Clare said...

Lovely stitchery. I think I too could get hooked on this. I love Anne's work and have wanted to give it a try for a long time. You've certainly tempted me.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Well done you!!! Your stitching looks great! I'd been side tracked by some spring cleaning (I've just refolded my stash of fabric so I could get it all the fit in the cupboard...it was spilling out...not good.) but I hope to get back to the stitching.
Like Kristie I love to know where you found the lovely free pattern. Most of the sites I've found have very old fashion stitchery...which doesn't float my boat. Also did you get the Bareroots pattern "locally" or did you order it from aboard...and last question, is that some sort of stabilizer I can see behind your stitcheries? I didn't use one for the first 2 I did, but was thinking I might try something on the third.

Can't wait to see it all come together.

TTFN

Jane

Linda said...

Well you certainly have been bitten hard. Your blocks are lovely, well done. So much fun, isn't it?
Ok now time for you to let us know how you quilt as you go, please.

meggie said...

Your stitcheries are very sweet!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ohhhhh...your stitcheries are just lovely....

loulee1 said...

All these nice stitcheries have got my needles itching too. Thanks for yet more lovely inspiration.
Good luck getting Carolina Cross roads finished, you'd better do as the young man says! LOL

Anne Heidi said...

Your stitcheries are lovely! It IS a lot of fun to stitch- and there are just sooo many wonderful patterns too :-)

julieQ said...

Very beautiful stitchery project!!I jut typed in free quilting patterns and came up with a plethora of patterns...

Floss said...

Looks like you really have the stickery bug, these all look so sweet. Have to laugh at Patrick comments, I guess we all need to be told sometimes.

Dawn said...

Oh your stitcheries are wonderful! They look great!

Nadine said...

This Bareroots pattern is so cute ! I'll have to make it some day... :>)
No doubt you'll make a beauty of it !
I love your free patterns, as well. Could you share the links, eventually ? THANKS !

And thanks also for your kind comments on my blog :>)

Hugs & smiles to you !
NADINE

miniaturequilter said...

It's beautiful!I think it would be wonderful in the 4 seasons quilt!