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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Liberty and a little more...

Greetings from a hot and sweltering beach...I mean it is c-r-a-zz-y hot here~~
Enough so that I have gotton a little stitching in and a finish to share...

First I will show you the end result...I just had to pause from my larger project to stitch up a little something Americana....
Liberty Sewing Pocket
36 count linen


Let me share with you a little about the journey....It was one of those "make it as you go along" pieces...

It started out like this....
Of course, I had to make it my own by attaching a little something...how about a flannel star??
I had been reading some old quilting magazines and saw an article about Prairie Points...
They offer texture and dog-gone-it, they remind me of flags somehow..So, I thought, why not...since I have stepped out of my comfort zone, go for it....
okay, so, binding and Prairie Points were done...so I started playing around with the linen...
A little squaring up with the batting and backing in place...time for the binding..
Fortunately, I had the forsight to bring my new table top stand....Sweet Chelle of Raspberry Rabbits has a couple sizes of these stands and a while back, I had bought the 6" x 12" size... so I hand sewed a little sleeve on the back so this could be a small hanging...Binding got blind stitched on the back..
I just love the simplicity of this design and although I did not "prim" up this finish, it still is somewhat on the simple side to my taste...
The flag is my favorite part of the design...
With most of my patriotic collection back home, I thought this fit just fine on my table at the beach condo...
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I did manage to stitch up another lovely design early in the week by Little House Needleworks.... By the way, have you seen ALL of her wonderful new designs...I am in creativity overload!!!
I will be finishing off this design once I have returned home however....The collection of fabrics I have in mind are all waiting patiently for me back home...

My Dwelling Place
Little House Needleworks
Overdye threads

I did use GAST Weathered Barn for my red however....The specified thread was a little orangey for my taste...So, this will land on my staging table soon for a finishing.....




Also, I want you to know how thrilled I was to have met up with Cathi of
Shakerwood Quilts in Wilmington NC last week at a quilt show....I knew there would be lots of vendors there and I am always searching for homespuns and hand dyed wools...
Her double size booth was jam packed with kits, needfuls and can I say GORGEOUS wools! So nice to have finally met her and her husband...Soon I will be showing you a pouch or two in wool from her shop...Let's just say, you're gonna like them!!!

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Have you guys seen this beauty yet???? Does it have "carolinastitcher" written all over it??? tee-hee,..
I often go to Country Sampler on line for a little retail therapy, and when I saw this...I KNEW I had to have it...So, once I am done with Adam and Eve, this one's kitted up ready to go!!

Go check out the June 6 post --here-- and see what I mean..Good thing I'm not a quilter because I know I'd get in some big trouble at this shop!! One day, when I win the lottery, it is a dream of mine to actually visit their shop in person.....A girl can dream....right?

Long post...I know...and if you're still reading...Thanks!
I leave you with a snap of last nights setting sun from my porch overlooking a little lagoon out back..

Smiles for a great to all!!!

Faye




30 comments:

Susan in SC said...

You have been one busy girl! I love your finish on your hanging. I struggle with how to finish c-stitching. You always have such beautiful work! Try to stay cool - it is so hot here in the Carolina's!

P.J. said...

Love, love your finish for Liberty! I could have spent hours in that booth. Can't wait to see what you are up to with the wool. What a gorgeous sunset. We got all our yard work and running around done befor 1:00; we've pulled the shades, turned on the fans and being still in the dark. Its awful ot up here in Maine and the humidity does not help.

Keep cool. P.J.

Lucy May said...

Perfect finish as always!

merumo said...

Lovely Americana finish! I enjoy all the details of this piece :D Nice table stand frame, too!

Kimmie said...

wowie wow wow. That is such a cute finish!!!!!!

We're cooking here in Indiana, too. The weather is just nasty.

Pamela said...

Wow! I love your finishing on "Liberty"!!!

Look at all the wool. I would have been in heaven.

Thanks for sharing!

Stay cool! It is hot here in NY as well.

Pam

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Well, it was certainly worth the wait! What a great project and finish! Love, love that Dwelling Place, too! You've got your juices flowing in overdrive, I'd say - so creative. Can't wait to see what comes next.

Karen said...

Look at you lady.... that is so cute! Glad you are staying cool at the beach.... happy stitching!

Vickie said...

Wow! What a fabulous sunset picture. Thanks for sharing it, lucky you! Such great stitching. I had been thinking of doing a quilted finish soon. More inspiration, thanks. :)

Viola di Nebbia said...

Amazing works *.* Your finishing is so original and I really love it!

Jan said...

Darnit! Every time I come to your blog I see another fabulous finish.

It looks great. You are so darn creative.

Shakerwood said...

Love the prairie points on this one! They add another great dimension .....

Margaret said...

You are always so creative! I love how you finished that Stacy Nash piece - wow! Love your LHN finish as well. Looking forward to seeing the wool pockets and your new project!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Everything looks beautiful!!

marly said...

Great work Faye! Can't wait to see the wool pockets. Stay cool!!

Melissa said...

Oh my, that Liberty finish is superb, creative, fantastic! All the above! Congrats!

Bev C said...

Hello Faye,

Love how you finished your Liberty project. That sunset is amazing.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Becky said...

Your Liberty finish is just fantastic! You really inspire us all with your creativity.

Beth Pearce said...

I love both your patriotic pieces. It is amazing how creative you are with the finishes. How great was it that you had the perfect device to hang it from!

April said...

Just so cute Faye!!! Love the finish!!

Deborah said...

I really love the little quilt hanging. So beautiful. Pretty hot here in MA. Just staying in and stitching. Your sunset was stunning!

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching - enjoy the sun xx

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

I love the pictures my friend !!! de gros bisous de FRANCE

Siobhán said...

Beautiful finish, Faye! Love the new project, too. Stay cool!

BrendaS said...

Faye -- LOVE your Stacy Nash finish. You are so very creative.

Very nice LHN finish too, can't wait to see what you have in mind for that.

Stay cool and enjoy your time at the beach.

Karen said...

love love love your wall hanging Faye! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous finish Faye! You've outdone yourself!! Looks like the Dwelling Place is a fun place to visit!!

Catherine said...

I am totally smitten with your finish!!! You are ever so clever!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

Oh and can you send some of your weather the UKs way please.

Melody said...

Your finish is lovely. I had to click the link to see which Country Sampler store you were talking about..I've been to the shop a few times. We live about 3 hours south of there.

It is a charming shop, and she arranges things so well. You've made me want to visit there again.