Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Christmas Wish

I never get tired of pumpkins, this is one of those tiny pumpkins about the size of an apple. The girls at the quilt group I had tea with last week went out in their backyards and gathered the bits of greenery to fill the pumpkin. We did a block swap with this quilt group months ago and the tea was to reveal how we finished our quilts and to also find out who was our secret partner. I've finished my swap quilt and I'm very happy with how it turned out. Sorry I can't show a picture yet....you'll just have to check back next week to see the quilt.....
Something else I've started is a Christmas redwork quilt by Bronwyn Hayes (she's the same designer as Polka Dot Girls). The quilt patterns are in 3 separate issues of Homespun magazine, here is my first block all stitched. There's no way this will be done for this Christmas, but it'll be finished in plenty of time for NEXT year....LOL. I'm still undecided if I'll do the whole quilt as I've just finished stitching so many blocks for PDG's. I'm trying out a variegated Valdani Pearl cotton on this stitchery, it's working out pretty well so far.

EDIT: Thank you to Bettsy for pointing me to the pattern errors found in this quilt. Before starting check out the corrections page on this site and look for The Wish Quilt — Homespun Vol 9 Nos 7, 8, 9. I would recommend printing the corrections and keeping it with the magazine.
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Here is the first issue of Homespun magazine, the patterns continue the next 2 issues. If you are interested in which issues have the patterns, I can dig it out for you.

Happy Stitching!

30 comments:

Gina said...

Love the stitchery

love and hugs gina xxx

Darlene said...

Oh, Wendy the Christmas stitchery is adorable. I've been trying really hard to resist but I think you've done it now. LOL

Carol said...

OMG Wendy that is just the most wonderful stitchery! I LOVE it!

bettsy said...

If you are going to make the wish quilt you might be interested in checking out the corrections needed. You can find them in a pdf file to download at the bottom of this page

http://www.completecraft.com.au/corrections

which reminds me that I should print them out too and keep it with the magazine. It will be fun to watch your progress.

Teresa said...

I just love love love her designs and the thread you are using is looking great. I wish I had access to these magazines!

Ginger Patches said...

That is such a cute stitchery!! I think I'll see if I can find that issue :)

Stina said...

These are the most wonderful stitcheries... and I just love Homespun Magazine... they are among the best ones!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Wendy,
Your stitchery is absolutely darling. Looking forward to seeing your "tea" quilt next posting.

Linda said...

I just love seeing what you work on. I sit here and sigh and smile - it is all so wonderful!

em's scrapbag said...

The Christmas stitchery is adorable. Good job!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Oh your redwork looks yummy. Don't you just love working with that Valdani. It's so pretty with the varigated color. Can't wait to see your swap quilt.

Hugs - Karen

Julia said...

That little pumpkin is the cutest little thing that I have ever seen. I think that I will do that for my upcoming Thanksgiving table!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

How cute is that?? I'm gonna be checking out that mag. I am sure I get it. LOL!!!! I think I get them all.

Knot Garden said...

I do like the pumpkin display - such a good idea to have the arrangement in the pumpkin.
I always love redwork and yours is just beautiful! The variegated thread works really well. Even just one block would make a lovely cushion or hanging.

Carrie P. said...

The Redwork Santa is so cute.

Terry said...

Your redwork stitchery is just beautiful Wendy! I'm just starting my first Polka Dot Girls block so I've got a long ways to go before I can stitch anything else.

Pam said...

You do such lovely stitching Wendy. Maybe I should invite you out for lunch and you can give me some lessons :)))

I bought a really cute little project kit in Lynden in the summer with pumpkins and such.

Catherine said...

Love the stitchery and Bronwyn Hayes things. My Christmas stitchery quilt that I have posted about is one of her patterns (sort of) CAthy

Sewbaby said...

I love that stitchery. Now , I have another magazine to purchase...hehe! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Traci

Christine said...

Lovely stitchery. I love the variegated threads you are using.

Pam Marshall said...

Love your redwork. Wish I knew where to purchase Homespun in the US

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Wendy, I love the redwork Christmas Stitchery. Regards Lyn

Karen said...

Love the Christmas Redwork!

julieQ said...

Your centerpiece is so pretty, in the little hollowed out pumpkin. I must now make one of my little pumpkin leftover! Your stitchery is so wonderful!

Quilts And Pieces said...

OK, first off - I LOVE that pumpkin! How cute is that! And that xmas redwork is adorable! I can't wait for xmas when I get my redwork snowmen pattern from my mom!

Sonnja said...

Beautiful Christmas redwork!
Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

Wendy K said...

Love your pumpkin...I've still got all mine out and will until the end of November...lol! I'm also waiting for the next part of Bronwyn Hayes Christmas stitchery...it should be on its way now...lol!!

FabricMom said...

The red work is beautiful.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I have those magazines too and am just waiting for the time to start it :o) Valdani... perfect! You have me sold. :o)

Carole said...

Lovely stitchery! I just cannot even look at the magazine. I do not need another project! Thanks for sharing!