Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It is Wednesday again so time to link up with the Needle and Thread Network  ,so what have I been up to ,well I have started two new things , yikes what am I thinking right but I did sign up at Cat Patches for one new project a month ,seems I have exceeded that already ;-) . Well first off I love wool , just love it ,love the feel of it and the look of it so there was no way I was not taking part in Melody's BOM penny rug over at The House on the side of the Hill .I have only just started so, this house is ironed on but not stitched yet .If you are interested there is still lots of time to take part, I mean really how can you resist :-)
Remember I am shopping from my stash this year and that means wool too , so luckily I had this large piece of very lovely black wool to use for the base of the penny rug and since I wanted  the house to stand out I choose this tan wool, it is a deeper tan than shows here.
Lets try this close up ,still looks paler than it really is ,oh well you get the idea.
I have been collecting wool for a little while , most of what I own came from thrift type stores or is clothing that has been taken apart and shrunk , it is such fun to make something from a recycled piece of fabric . I know I am going to love this project, I love it already .
 Then I had been seeing lots of the 12 days of Christmas minis all over blogland and even though I had not followed along when it was first introduced in blogland I did keep the patterns and decided I just had to make it . Well into my stash I went and found a box of scraps left over from my Louisa quilt and felt they would be perfect so I have made some of the blocks .
 I am really pleased so far , cute little blocks and not difficult at all . Just three blocks to go . If you are interested in doing this little quilt head on over here to the Temecula Quilt Co.  It is a fun little project to make.
I also made a postcard a simple design but I really like it .
I also finished off my landscape but am not overly pleased with that as I did not allow enough batting to add a border and don't really like it with just a binding , maybe I could frame it instead .This is not a great picture it looks a little wonky but it isn't .
Mistake number two was I hand quilted it and it was not that easy as I  always use some muslin as a base for the landscapes and it was a little challenging to get nice even stitches , it made it too thick ,live and learn ;-0
 So lots on the go and lots of UFO's to deal with too. Why not head on over to the Needle and Thread Network and see what others are working on.
 Thanks for stopping by,
hugs Sheila

19 comments:

  1. The landscape is absolutely wonderful, Sheila!

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  2. Wow!! I love the work in wool; Sheila. Everything is beautiful; but that postcard is something else. Love it.

    Thank you for your very nice comment on the quilt...she did a nice job piecing it...I should have it finished in 2 or 3 days.

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  3. Oh my how you've been busy. You know I love wool. I have my quilting irons in so many fires right now, but that one does seem hard to resist!

    I love your postcard!

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  4. Well you've been busy, lot's of lovely projects going on there. :). The postcard is fabulous. Hugs,

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  5. Lovely work Sheila! The postcard is wonderful. I want to do the wool stitch along with Melody, but I haven't had a chance to get it organized yet... I wonder if I will...

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  6. first time visit to your blog, I think. I love wool too! And thrift shop skirts and slacks make fine felted wool pieces. Love the little 12 days of Christmas -- tho I can't see what it actually has to do with christmas... I will put a mini sampler on my to do list...

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  7. so glad to be sewing home sweet home with you.... it will be fun seeing how different ours are.... it's so nice to find scraps that match your mini quilt - it will look great and I do love your postcard and scene...
    Hugz

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  8. Your penny rug is going to be lovely Sheila. lots of lovely sewing going on.Look forward to seeing how they all turn out.

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  9. Beautiful projects Sheila . I want to do the penny rug bom but I just do not have lots of wool since I have never made a wool project. Like you I am shopping my stash first

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  10. I love your projects! The wool project is going to be beautiful, because the house is already so beautiful! Love your mystery sampler and also love that postcard...you said it was easy? It is so perfectly made! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Landscapes look lovely.
    I love the sample blocks, the fabrics are very pretty.
    Looks like you have made a great start to the penny rug! Very pretty

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  12. Hi Sheila,

    Thanks for visiting my blog. :-) I like your projects -- especially your landscape, which looks just fine. If you want to try more of that sort of thing, check out Laura Wasilowski's fun fused pieces at artfabrik.com.

    Have fun with your BOM!

    Margaret

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  13. love what you have been creating....where do you find all the time.
    take care my friend

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  14. Hi Sheila I also have a thing about wool I have a quilt which I have been hand quilting for 3 years that is wool and the backing is read flannel I love it and can't wait to finish it,but I have so much going on and little time I haven't touched it this year. I love your post card so pretty and I love the landscape what fabrics did you use they look batik are they? I love it you should of added a trim like they use for art instead we use matting board I think I will make one, like it I really like it I am copying you Sheila ,you are a busy lady ,and the little blocks are real cute,you are a busy lady have a nice day. theodora

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  15. What a lovely landscape, looks fabulous!

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  16. For your landscape that you'd like with a border, you could try the quilt as you go method. I just did one where i batted and quilted the center and then i added batting in four pieces just like adding borders only you butt them up to the center and zigzag. Then fold them out of the way to add the border fabric. If you google it yo could find some better directions. It worked perfectly.
    It is lovely.

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  17. I love your landscape, Sheila! And your blocks are coming along beautifully too.

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  18. I love the little red, blue, and white winter scene.

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  19. Lots of wonderful projects being worked on. Your sewing room is humming!

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