Wednesday 10 May 2017

'sew stitch snap SHARE'

Hello hello
Julie & I are enjoying seeing all your different projects, in all their different stages
- very inspiring.

First up today, here's a little peek at what I've been busy doing . . .

I've been adding a few more blocks to my pastel version of  'candied hexagons'.
Lots of fun making lots of little scrappy fabric decisions with these little 6" hexis.

And I'm really enjoying up cycling my family embroideries.
Must admit, making that very first cut into the vintage doilies was the hardest,
the rest was easy.

It's a great project to add a few little blocks to now and then,
especially when I need a break from the more labour intensive projects.
Linking up to 'scraptastic Tuesday' over here

Head count at 50 today, yayee halfway there.
Pop over here for a wonderful alternative use for those doilies :)

Time now for 'Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE'
My pick from last time was this improv piece by Maureen from mysticquilter
'Chinese Coins' - well worth a visit to her blog if you haven't already,
to read all about her inspiration.

So what have you been working on over the past few days? 
Whatever you're sewing or stitching, you can link it up here.
Just follow these simple guidelines:

1. Link up from any post from the past week that features something you have been sewing or stitching. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, or simply let your photos do the talking.
2. Somewhere in your post, please link back to this post.
3. Please comment on a couple of the other Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE links - its fun to receive comments from new people, and we are trying to encourage people to read blogs and keep blogging too.
    Thanks for joining us again, we can't wait to see what you have all been creating,
    Julie & Linda


    Julie said...

    I loved Maureen's Coins last week too - those colours were stunning. Loving your little hexi blocks - hand or machine sewn?

    Leeanne said...

    Yes Maureen's coins are pretty impressive. As are your creative ways of using some vintage linens.

    Gretchen Weaver said...

    I love the EPP work, especially how you are using up the older embroidered work. Your Chinese Coins are more interesting than the traditional way of piecing chinese coins.

    LethargicLass said...

    Those bits of vintage are just perfect!

    Nicky said...

    Great way to use those embroideries though I'd find it hard to cut them up too! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

    Kaja said...

    I like how you are cutting the doiles so that you get that lovely sweep of lace edging against another fabric. Very effective.

    Janie said...

    Beautiful version of 'candied hexagons' and you're using family embroideries, gorgeous with color and texture, I'm in love with it.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Linda @ kokaquilts said...

    Thanks Kaja. Yes, I didn’t want to waste all the doily lace edgings after I’d chopped them up! They add another pretty element don’t they?

    Mystic Quilter said...

    Candied Hexagons are real beauties and your idea of using family embroideries makes these hexies extra special.

    audrey said...

    That little bit of lace is so pretty! Love it with these quilt blocks!

    Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

    Love how you are upcycling those doilys. Fabulous idea!

    Monica said...

    I love your hexagons with the vintage embroideries! That is going to have a wonderful amount of texture when it's done.

    Is it possible to add more info to the links? Post title, photo? I have to admit, I need more motivation to click than a list of names. Anyway, all the best!

    Rachaeldaisy said...

    Your candied hexies are full of yummy sweetness.

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    Leeann said...

    Love how you are using the old linens in your Hexagons.