BRIMFIELD PROGRESS

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all having an enjoyably creative day. I spent the last week or so working on my Brimfield quilt project. I finish all the fine hand stitching securing the EPP pieces to the background. And this morning, I trimmed all the blocks to 14-1/2” square …..

Brimfield Blocks

And then went on to joining all the blocks together and added some borders …..

Brimfield Quilt Top

I have been on a no purchase kick by trying to use up what I’ve got in my stash but for this one, I feel I need a nice backing because I’m going to hand quilt it. So, now I’m going to put it in the UFO pile until such time as I have saved up a few pennies to buy a nice backing fabric.

Now that I have finished piecing Brimfield I will be needing to start another hand sewing project. I like to have something to work on in the evening. I’m not sure that I have any hand sewing in my UFOs. I have designed a new project; well the drawings and layout are complete. I’ll be tracing the patches onto to freezer paper or fusible web and getting started on that soon but that’s a daytime project. So, it looks like I’ll be turning to hexies once again. I think a scrappy one using up all the small scraps I have accumulated from projects pieced over the last few years would be liberating. No worries about where to place what colour/print would make a nice change. I’ll let you know how it all works out.

Well, my lovely friends, 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

A BIT OF BRIMFIELD

Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super weekend. Things were pretty quiet for me. I’m still living life in the slow lane making very little contact with the outside world. I have even started to enjoy my own company.

So, as well as doing a bit of gardening, piles of laundry and tidying the house, I did a little hunting around for some fabric from my stash to complete my Row Quilt backing and also some backing for the next project. A good while back I started an English Paper Pieced project called Brimfield. I completed 10 blocks, 9 of which I have now tacked to background fabric squares in readiness for the fine hand stitching securing the patches in place. I will eventually trim these blocks down to 14” when it’s time to join them together. I haven’t decided yet whether I will make an extra 2 blocks and turn it into a 12-block quilt or just leave it as a 9-block project. I have enough background fabric to add another 3 blocks. So, watch this space. Last week I was hankering to start another project. Well I didn’t have to look too far to find something to turn into my evening armchair project. The tacking is all done on the 9 blocks and I’m going to enjoy the fine hand stitching. I love a bit of quiet hand stitching.

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Well, my lovely friends, I guess that my news for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly love. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x