My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend finishes

Is this going to work....?
That is what I was thinking as I was making up this little kit I bought yesterday......
Golly, there are no more pieces to join on....
The pattern said to English Paper Piece but I decided to try putting it together with the machine and was pleased with the result.
Whew... happy me...it does work!
The white iron-on 'stuff' is Gyggly Cloth - now this is something I have never come across before. It is quite stiff once ironed and was used instead of freezer paper or light card for the EPP -  and the stiffness helps the little basket keep it's shape well. Has anyone else used this before? Does anyone know anything about this material?
[Addition; I have just seen it written in a wallet pattern as Gigly Cloth Interfacing]
I bought the kit yesterday when I went up to the Kerikeri Quilt Club Show. My 'Local' was the vendor there so two of us went up to man the sales table; it was a good excuse for us to have a look at the work done by the ladies up there - unfortunately I don't have photos to show you :-(  -  I'm hoping one of the girls from up that way was sensible enough to get pictures to share.(I will link to it if possible). There was a nice variety of quilts and styles and some very inspiring work. 

The stitchery below should be finished in time for Christmas 2012!! It is a beautiful Rosalie Quinlan design and I was delighted to see that it came pre-printed on a lovely linen.
You can see that the detail on it is absolutely gorgeous. I can imagine a child being mesmerised by it for ages. The pattern gives directions to stretch it over canvas but I quite like the idea of surrounding it with little red and white star blocks (or similar) and making it into a wall hanging that way.


A child's delight - Magical  Christmas.
This seems to be the end of my end-of-weekend round up :-) . It looks like we will be having a fine week so I'm hoping to get a few outside jobs done.. we'll see!
Have a lovely week everyone and ...keep on stitching....

21 comments:

AnitaS said...

A nice basjet and I love the wreath of Rosalie Quinlan.

Maria said...

Great thread catcher you have made.
The stitchery is just gorgeous.
You have been busy over the weekend.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

A lovely stitchery :-)

Sue said...

That stitchery is just gorgeous!! Oh how I love that.

What a sweet little basket. I've never heard of that product before, but it intrigues me if it helps hold an item upright. Very pretty.

Kim C said...

How cute is that? It reminds me of a Chinese take out box! I love it! Kim C ^i^

sunny said...

I love the little basket! How cute is that. Have fun with your stitchery.

Barb said...

Your basket is adorable...and your stitching!

Suz said...

I wondered what those little mystery kits made up! Glad you enjoyed the exhibition - wasn't that cat quilt fantastic! Nothing of mine unfortunately... maybe next year I will actually finish something :0)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I really like the thread catcher and your stitchery looks fantastic...

Leeanne said...

gee I nearly bought one of those wee thread catchers today at the show, they look cool.

Marion B. said...

Pretty basket and what a beautiful stitchery you have.

Michelle said...

Cute basket...and love the stitchery!

Farm Girl said...

Don't you love it when it all comes together as planned? Looks great, and I love that RQ stitchery, so much detail, beautiful!
Hope you have fun enjoying the sunshine this week.....

Janet said...

I've never heard of that cloth before, it's confusing with so many products out there these days. The kit looks wonderful. The stitchery is absolutely gorgeous, it'll look great as a wall hanging.

Joan said...

Lovely embroidery and I do love the basket! No wonder you are pleased with it :)

ms lottie said...

Just been catching up with your blog. I'll post pics of the exhibition soon and let you know when I have. Love the little basket - very cute. Had to laugh at your gingerbread eating bears and I really like the colours you used for Leeane's cushion - no wonder she loved it.

LuAnn said...

I love your thread basket. So cute. Your redwork is great.

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Linda in Calif. said...

I never heard of the product before. It really seems to work well doesn't it?

Karen said...

Sweet little basket and oh how I love the stitchery!!!

Carrie P. said...

both projects---just lovely!!!