Thursday, January 28

Need to get back to this....


Really need to get back to this, you may be able to see the creases where it's been folded and put away in a tub....5/8th hexies, great take out sewing project, just need to work on it more....
There's really no rush as this will go into my great grandkids ( great grand-daughter) hope chest...
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...and below is another work in process, that I need to get back to .......

.....using up my CW scraps.....love them so much and such fun going through them, finding old favourites that would be hard to find now...
Do you find the longer they sit, put away for awhile, the harder it is to get back to ......

Have a lovely day whatever you have planned....

Hugs Julia.....

Monday, January 25

Vintage Lace....update


I'm posting this from my iPad....so I hope you'll  be able too see all the blocks.
It's a lot on fun trying to be creative and keep everything balanced.....the balance between the light and darker shades is proving to be the biggest challenge.
Tea dying some for different shades.....it's amazing how different they end up.


I'm going to do the blocks in strips....a little pintuck to divide the strip into blocks, this will cut down on having too many individual blocks to join together.
Here's a strip of blocks with laces and trims I'm auditioning....so far looks good to me.


Here's another at the side...pinned ready to play on Susie...
It's a lot of work,but I'm loving it...

Hope you're having some creative fun too. 
Take care wherever you are.....what with snow storms, fires, and bad weather going on....my thoughts are with you...

Hugs Julia ��

Wednesday, January 13

Vintage Lace..update..

I haven't had much time to work on my Vintage lace blocks, but here's a little update on what I have done so far....
 
 I'm loving playing / creating these blocks.... each one is a little challenge on it's own...but fun!
 I'm thinking of adding some smaller  occasional  blocks so that it's not all lined up into rows and too uniform..
Here's a closer look....can you tell I love playing with feathers....ok. I'm never going to create beautiful free motion feathers with all the styling that some quilters do, but I'm happy with what I can do....and Susie is getting played with.
 
off to play again today....have a lovely sewing day...♥
 

Tuesday, January 5

Vintage Lace Elegance...

This is my inspiration for my new project....
Found on Pinterest....it's was love at first sight....from what I could find out about this gorgeous quilt, is that it was made by a lady here in N.S.W......and was offered for sale as a kit....not sure when...

I thought, what a great way to use up all the laces and motifs I have from my CQ days....also some hankies and serviettes that I've had forever but never used...

I'm going to keep my quilt as neutral as I can.....just creams, off whites and tea dyed pieces for contrast and vintage charm....

I've done some blocks already, even joined some in the Quilt as You Go method.....only way to go with a big quilt...
Here's a couple of blocks for you to see.....


A little bit of candlewick stitching may also be added here and there...

It's so wonderful to be inspired again after a long time of no motivation whatsoever....and this is for me....and yes sweet Susie and I are friends again... 

Thanks for popping by, I hope it inspires you to start something new and different...

Hugs Julia.....��



Sunday, January 3

A little Christmas sewing....

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year.....making goals, to motivate and inspire you into some new projects 
This is what I made the girls in my family. I love this  casserole carry , such an easy way to "take that plate " to gatherings.
I think I made about 8 all up....

....and a few of these microwave potholders were well received and loved....
Now I'm looking  forward to doing something for me....something pretty and different, I have an idea of what I'd like to do.....hope it works out...

Take care.
Hugs Julia.