Sunday, November 06, 2011

Little Apples

Little Apples. Designer: Aneela Hoey (Freebie).  Floss: DMC310, 321, 433, 3848.  Background fabric: Kona White (interfaced)
I think she's a cutie.  Although it took a bit of time with the filling it wasn't that tedious since full 6 strands of embroidery thread was used.  I'll finish it as a cushion cover.  I've bought some Little Apples fabrics and it should be here next week.  So I'll be good to go then.  Also got a couple of charm packs i.e. Shebert Pips and Little Apples both by Aneela Hoey for Moda.  I've got a quilt planned ...

Christmas Sampler.  Designer: Red Brolly (Freebie),  Floss: DMC.  Background fabric: Muslin (not interfaced) and Kona Snow
I love this sampler. These stitcheries / embroidery work up pretty quickly.  The borders for the appliqued pieces gave me some grief as it's difficult to get all accurate when there is no marking.  It's still wonky ... an acceptable wonky.  I've got another piece of muslin all washed and ironed for Bronwyn's latest Christmas freebie 'He's Coming to Town'.

Cake Stand / Basket blocks Doll Quilt Top.  Designer: Kathleen Tracy for SQT Challenge.   Size: 17" x 22-3/4".  Fabric: RJR red & Kona Natural
Can't get enough of red and whites ... thinking if I should make some Anvil blocks next ...

I love the details in this top.  This is the back tie, to accentuate my non-existing waist perhaps?  There'll be a notched sleeve hem too, so that'll be interesting.  I'm trying to push to envelope in sewing, challenging myself with trickier constructions.  The fabric is Heather Ross' Mendocino for Free Spirit.  I am constructing this blouse meticulously and adding some fine finishings, I've been learning.

About time I organised my garment patterns ... 


  1. That Little Apples stitchery would be wonderful for your fashion label, what do you think?
    Your red and white cake stands look great. 2011 has been the red and white year for quilters, very appropriate.

  2. Anonymous7:17 pm

    Lol, I think "Little Apples" is a cutie too.

  3. You've been staying busy with all kinds of goodness.
    Do you use stabilizer on the back of your stitcheries?
    Loe the red and white quilt and adore the anvil block:)

  4. The Christmas embroidery is just darling and I love the red and white basket quilt too :)

  5. Everything is wonderful! The Heather Ross fabric for your blouse is fantastic--very fun. I LOVE your Little Apples stitched piece! How neat. I need to get some of those fabrics--they are just too cute. Love your embroidery, too!

  6. Your Christmas stitchery is just gorgeous Barbara!!! Glad to see you are progressing with your dress making too, makes me think I should revisit that skill some time LOL!!!

  7. i've really missed visiting your blog and have had a lovely time seeing all of your newest posts.

    the Little Apples stitchery is not only uber cute but beautifully stitched~!
    your talent knows no end~!!~

    i've been considering doing a cakestand block in red but was wondering about putting it on cheddars . . .
    yours look so beautiful on white that i'm wondering if i should reconsider . . .