Thursday, December 17, 2009

Creative update....

I thought I might have a creative update....

I have been working on a bag out of Homespun mag. It has a cute stitchery on the front and is made using a honey bun. I haven't done much embroidery before but I'm finding this pretty easy... other than the french knots. As a lefty it takes me a bit longer to work these things out!

There is meant to be french knots around the edge of the circle. I wasn't happy with my first attempt and have cut them off, but I will try again.

Above is what started out as a bag pattern but I turned it into a block folder. I thought it would make a way too big bag for my use so I made the front and back panels into the folder. Mum made the bag too and it fits her machine embroidery case in it perfectly. Do you think it needs more embellishment?
And this is my progress on my DLN Quilt along blocks. I haven't done many as you can see, 4 are sewn down and there are 2 ready to stitch. So I still have a long way to go.

Now I had better get back to it ;-)
Bye for now,
Jess

4 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Jess , I think your stitchery looks lovely . What a great idea turning your piece into a block holder , clever !

Wendy B said...

oooh Jess, another lefty!!!! You know we're a very select group!!?? hehehe Don't feel so bad about your DLN quilt along...I've yet to start....just finishing off Chrissy things and then, the race to catch up is on!!! Your work looks beautiful, BTW!
sugary hugs :O)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Hi Jessica! Your blocks are so pretty, and a block folder is a very clever way to use them!
Hugs
Jenny

Janet said...

As long as you nibble at the JC blocks, they'll get done, the colours are very pretty. Your stitchery looks good to me, I love the cinderberry ones and the block folder is a good idea.