Saturday, February 6, 2010

A SMALL FINISH

I have a small finish to share with you. And it is one of my projects for finishing this month for The Charming Guys & Girls Quilt Club. This is a small stitchery project called "God Bless the 'Ewe' S A". The pattern is a free one available at Sew Many Prims. The design is by Susan Frace. The pattern has the stitchery made into a pillow but I made mine into a little wall hanging. The piece is embroidered and also colored in with colored pencils. Fun to do. One word of caution, though. I cut my background piece to the size specified and it wasn't big enough to hoop for some of the stitching close to the edges. The directions tell you to trim it to a certain size after stitching. I must have printed my pattern out larger than it was supposed to be as there was no way I could cut it that small. When you print out your pattern, check the design area and check the finished cutting measurements in the directions. You may need to have you background cut larger than it says.
I have embroidered a basket block and added some wool stars. This is the first of a set of basket blocks I will be making. I am using Perle Cotton for the stitching.
It sure is windy here today. We aren't having bad weather like some of the USA is having, though. I know that it is hard to get around in all that snow and ice, so those of you in the affected areas, stay inside and stitch. It is in the 60's here today but is to cool off quite a bit tonight.

Nothing else exciting to report here. I will get back to stitching on another basket block.

Bye!

Karen

30 comments:

Sue said...

That is so very cute! I love it. I do love the smaller projects these days myself as you can get more of them done it seems:)
Have a great weekend

Colleen said...

Very cute project, Karen :o) And I am loving that basket block. That is going to be a great quilt. It is about 20? here today... not sure except I know I am freezing my behind off and would rather hibernate in my house!

Teresa said...

Nice finish!! I think I've stumbled over that pattern site before. I like the basket as well...that will be a sweet little project!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Terry said...

Love the sheep! I think I have that pattern printed out...somewhere! I must find it and stitch it up before summer! :0)

ann hermes said...

So cute...I love it.

Stina said...

Your Basket block looks fabolous ... :o) Mine isnt even traced yet... but might be before the weekend is over.. one can only hope..lol...
Think of me when you have lousy weather..and cold.. ;o) -25 C this morning and snowy...again!!! SIGH!!!
The snow is hanging down from the garage a yard now... Have a good Sunday..

call me crazy said...

Very cute little wall hanging! And I love your basket block! Is that a BOM? Have a great weekend! :-)

Joan said...

Love your projects. Snow days are perfect for sewing and we have had a few here in Nova Scotia lately so like you my projects are coming along quite well.
Happy Sewing:)

Kathie said...

looks great. I love the way the pearle cotton looks for the basket.
sheep is very cute, love the flag.
Kathie

Purple Pam said...

Those are darling projects with a bonus of one being FINISHED. I like the little basket design.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm doing more small things these days and I love the prim patterns. I love the idea of putting some wool stars on the basket. blessings, marlene

Lurline said...

Oh, I love your quilt sign and little quilt in the last Post!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Anonymous said...

Fantastic finish!!!

Allie said...

Those are SO darling! Good job!

QuiltSue said...

Both projects are so cute. Are the basket blocks also going to become wallhangings, or are they destined to be a quilt?

Crispy said...

Cute little bits of stitchery. I won't tell you how long it took me to understand what EWE SA meant LOL.

Crispy

Carrie P. said...

They are both so cute but I really like the baskets.
Good advice about measuring too.

Lori said...

They are both so cute!! Too bad about the size, although yours is so adorable!

MJinMichigan said...

The basket block is really cute. It looks familiar but I can't place it. Is it from a pattern or BOM?

Deb said...

Both of those pieces are really cute!

Darlene said...

Cute, cute and cute! I love the way you add the coloring - something I must try. Did you do a tutorial? Refresh my memory, please.

LeKaQuilt said...

I do agree withe the other girls, they is both so cute ! You is realy into stichery these day's :o)
Thank you for the link.

Karen said...

I love the basket block and using perle cotton is a nice touch.

Kaaren said...

Love it, Karen. A finish is a finish, no matter the size.

Love the basket block. Are there more basket patterns to go with it?

Cindy said...

Very, very cute, Karen. "Ewe" looks darling as a wall hanging.
I REALLY like your basket block - the Fall colors are "my thing".

Libby said...

What a darling piece - I'm a sucker for those Americana designs *s*

Maggey and Jim said...

I love your blocks and how you colored the Americana.. Very cute.. Have a blessed day.
Maggey

julieQ said...

Love your stitchery very much. Thanks for that link, by the way, I have been over to that site several times enjoying her stitchery.

Myra said...

A wonderful little stitchery finish there Karen, and your basket stitchery is lovely! 8-)

I also like your basket table topper in your previous post! Very cute!

Happy stitchings!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

That its TOO CUTE "Ewe S A" - I love it. And, the basket is cute too! Way to stitch Karen!