Friday, May 27, 2011

Strawberry Fields Quilt Top

Strawberry Fields.  QAL by Lori D.  Size: 26" x 20"
I love this quilt top.  It now joins my ever growing 'To-be-Quilted' basket!

My needlecase swap from Mary C in Canada.  It's done in wool and roomy.  There's a whole lot of work in the small XS piece that has been tea-dyed after stitching .  Since I've been doing a lot of quilting and some sewing lately, I realise cross stitch is way way more time consuming.  Mary Glover is going at a snail's pace ...

Ilhan's shirt in progress.  It still needs sewing the sides.  I am thinking of sewing the French seams method, buttons and button hole and pockets.   Looks a little short to me.  Maybe If I used a slightly smaller hem I would be able to pull it off. 

More blouse fabric for myself.  Mostly cotton and cotton blend.  Second from right is a lining similar to acetate lining for a blouse I am planning.  And right most is cotton-linen blend gingham for some crafting.


  1. Barbara, your Strawberry Fields is so pretty, you will enjoy that little quilt for a long time.
    Your needlecase is lovely and so much work in the stitchery. A very special gift indeed.

  2. Strawberry Fields done!! woo-hoo!! You gotta get to your quilting:)

    Oh my goodness, the cross stitch on the sewing kit is gorgeous!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Anonymous10:31 pm

    Cute lil needlecase.

  4. yea for you the strawberry fields looks wonderful~!!~ can't wait to see your lovely hand quilting done into it.

    i'm drooling over the cotton/linen blend gingham~i bet it's fun to work with too.


  5. I love your Strawberry Fields quilt!!! You have done a great job on it! and it makes quite a statement, a lot of fiddley bits to work with, but oh! so worth it!!! The cross-stitch is just lovely on your needle-case too, it's a cute little kit!!!

  6. Love your strawberry fields! It's on my to do list, too.
    The cross-stitched needle case is so pretty. I'm finding,too, that the cross-stitch is more time consuming, but there is something about making those little x's - much like hand quilting - very calming.
    Your blouse looks so cheery and comfy - love your choices of fabric - always need those ginghams and strips.

  7. What a gorgeous quilt top!! I love it. The XS kit is fantastic, too--what a lot of detail went into such a small piece! Beautiful. Love the sewing, too.

  8. Your Strawberry Fields looks great. I am still stitching mine... It will take longer since it is a leader ender project for me.

  9. Nice lot of fabrics. More coming eh? Agreed! yes, xs is very time consuming unlike sewing...LOL
    Well done on the needlecase.