TIME TO FRAME

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had an enjoyable day. I’ve spent most of my day mooching about. I did a few chores and I did a little bit of sewing.

Let’s start with the little bit of sewing I did this morning. I believe Susan asked in one of her comments if my Sarah and I would be working on projects together. This next project shows how we work together. This simple apron which I stitched up today was made using one of Sarah’s designs which we had printed up. This cotton twill is the perfect weight for aprons and bags. This apron is a little gift for someone who needs cheering up at the moment. I’m quite pleased with the finished result. I’m planning on making one or two more aprons using Sarah’s fabric in the near future.

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I’ve been missing fine hand appliqué work. My latest whimsy is fusible appliqué and there’s no hand stitching involved. Just to prove to myself that this latest whimsy would look just as good done using freezer and fine hand stitching I did one block …..

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And I went on to add a little hand quilting in the ditch and blocked it ready to frame in a shadow box frame. My Sarah added a little colour to my plain wooden frame and it’s drying now. I’m looking forward to seeing how my little quilt will look once in the frame.

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I was tracing template shapes on Bondaweb this afternoon. Before I put the templates away I placed them on the layout sheet which I drew a couple of days ago. My drawings look so much better with colour on them. Even cereal box cardboard templates look good! In fact, my blocks look a lot better than my drawings. Colour and pattern bring everything to life.

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It’s been a lovely day in my little world. We’ve had a steady blustery breeze blowing all day due to Storm Hector but the sun has been bright and cheerful. I enjoyed the time I spent in my sewing room creating something using Sarah’s fabrics. I wonder what tomorrow will bring. Being creative is my passion.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

12 thoughts on “TIME TO FRAME

    1. Hi Joanna, I do hope the weather improves for you today. The wind seems to have calmed down here at the moment. Have a great weekend and thanks for popping in x

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  1. Thanks Lucie for showing your joint workmanship & such pretty fabric. Well done to Sarah. I too like twill for aprons & have small stash of it to make some more, probably as gifts. I’m really enjoying seeing those houses come to life & can’t wait to see that new (hand applique) one in its shadow box. Have a great weekend, hope Hector behaves, & take care.
    PS. Extremely windy here too, but also bitingly cold.

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    1. Hi Susan, it’s such a big old world. And I haven’t seen much of it. So I find it difficult to comprehend that yours and my weather can be so different at times!!! It’s good to collaborate with someone in terms of projects and hobbies. Who am I kidding, creating is my passion. Thanks for popping in today x

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  2. Sandra

    Hi Lucie. …so much to love in this blog post. Apron looks fab with Sarah’s fabric xx and your new designs make me Happy xx

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    1. Hi Sandra, happy is a great description for my Sweet Dresden Town. And Sarah’s fabric deserve to be shown off. She’s quite talented. Thanks for popping in today x

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  3. heathersmith11

    Lucie that fabric of Sarah’s is beautiful she is very talented. I would love to have seen her final colllection is it still on display ?

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    1. Hi Heather, Sarah’s degree show display finishes tomorrow. So there’s still time for anyone who’s interested to pop into CCAD to have a look at the work produced by Sarah and her fellow students x

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