Saturday, June 20, 2020

Sewing Saturday

Isn't she lovely? Welcome to this week's sewing round up!
(Listen to Stevie sing while you read

This week I finished the binding, and the beading on her.
It's all scraps, laid over each other with no fusible. Raw edged applique, machine stitched, hand painted face with prisma pencils.

the flowers are paper with rhinestones. 
 The color of the month at Rainbow Scrap Challenge is pink, and it's a happy color to me. 
The design wall is pretty
 This week I sewed the lozenge blocks I've done in each color of the month. The tiny HST's made the little pinwheel piece to the right.
these are all larger scraps and I used them to create the sashing and borders. The pinwheels are improv, not measured or fussed with to make them match, so they are a bit wonky. 
like my picture! With digital if you don't position yourself exactly right it looks skewed. I like how fussy cutting that scrap got me the little scallop. The whole piece is 11" X 20"
I don't know what will become of these tiny quilts, but they feel good to make

I finished up the embroidery lessons with Sue Spargo... I liked many of them including the palestrina knot down the middle of butterfly, and the turkey work that makes fringe down the middle of wings.
I used a metallic thick thread that ravels, perfect. You stitch loops securely then cut them and rough them up!
I added little embellishments to the learning piece. I tried doing a knot at the top of the buttonhole stitch, straight stitches for grass and along the hexie edge.

Someone mentioned they have her book, the wool, and want to learn but they are scared to mess up the wool.
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 I just pulled out the wool scraps, free form cut components for a flower and butterfly, 5 small hexies and started. This is my learning piece... I expected it to be really rough but it turned out kind of pretty. Now how do people quilt and finish these?

I finished knitting DH's socks, and am knitting a shorter pair out of the scraps for me. Knitting is nice handwork for TV time

I zoomed with my art quilt group this week. We are all having a hard time being creative now. The uncertainty of life, and the lack of leadership through this health crisis has caused all of us to flounder. It's good for me to do weekly round ups for painting and sewing. It shows me I've accomplished something. Tell me how you are coping... I'd love to know...

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Michele McLaughlin said...

Such nice projects! This was a great way to wake up this morning! I love all your projects but the lady is truly FAB! well done! Have a great day!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your pink lady really is lovely! And I like seeing the different small pieces you've been working on, too - especially the black, white, and pink pinwheels. Fun color combination!

PaintedThread said...

She is amazing! Love the ping and black, too.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

LOVE those hot pinks! And the little gold jewels you added...perfection!

Molly the Airedale said...

Your lady is so beautiful! You are so creative and do such gorgeous work!

JanineMarie said...

The little bits all add up, and look how happy your design wall looks! Good therapy for sure. When everything shut down, I could not concentrate on anything for very long. I’m back doing creative work again, but at a much slower pace, but you know? I’m okay with that. I’m savoring the process more, and just being. Other emotions surface quite often (not just about the pandemic if you know what I mean) and I do vent them, but making is a solace.

Laura said...

Love your work with embroidery and wool. Did you notice @suespargo series on stitching on smaller circles. She certainly executes her designs more precisely than I am capable of, but there are lots of good ideas. We will get used to the uncertainty because it's not going away any time soon. Using our creativity, even in little bits, to create joy will allow us to cope in this strange new world.

Gillena Cox said...

Your stitch are are lovely. Thanks for dropping by my blog today
And i am invite you to join my linky on Sundays where you tell me how is your Sunday


MissPat said...

Your little pinwheel piece give me an idea for the collection of tiny pinwheel blocks I've made from cutoffs from flip and sews. And your pinwheel don't look wonky at all.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

I’ve been excited for the finished Pink Lady. Stunning! Love all the little details.

sonja said...

LA, your lovely lady is surely a Summer Solstice queen with her winsome eye and colors under the pinkly sun! She lovely in deed! loverly hearing Stevie Wonder again!
Well Done!

Joanne said...

Hi LeeAnna,
Loved how she turned out!
Pink! what an uplifting and cheery design wall!
Wonky and wobbly are fine...

Kim said...

She is beautiful! Such a lovely face she has. I must say your design wall is filled with beauty.

Angela said...

Oh, you have been busy and with so much eye candy! I particularly love the butterfly!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW many sweet PINK projects, Leeanna!! How did you like the "no fuse" method for your Flower Lady?

Karrin Hurd said...

She is beautiful, and you have so many lovely projects!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Love your design wall. You are always working on such interesting projects. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

grammajudyb said...

Popping in a day late from Oh Scrap! All your “ in the pink” projects are amazing! I enjoy watching your projects come to fruition!

Angie in SoCal said...

All wonderful projects! Your mini quilt is so cute.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love your lady and all your pink projects. They are indeed happy! Such joy in that photo. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.