Saturday, March 2, 2013

Stitching with Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman got me in - I had to watch it again, while stitching.

I finished the stitchery for the pin cushion for Stitch-a-long - I need to wash out the pen lines before making up the pin cushion.
 When it was finished I did some hand stitching on this quilt.  I am making it a quilt as you go, and have lots of hand sewing of the covering strips on the back.  I think I am making headway.
Earlier in the evening I worked on finishing 1 UFO and repurposing another.

First one was to finish off this storage bag to keep my inktense pencils and water soluble crayons in.  I dyed both these fabrics using Dala sun reactive paints.  On the left has salt resist effect, and on the right I put a fern leaf on - it worked well.  The aqua was painted with a bit of magenta stripe in and dried in the sun.

 The second UFO was going to be a bit useless so to move it out of the UFO drawer I cut it up and repurposed it.  The zips were already sewn in, as were the plastic panels/flowers.  Now I have 2 useful project pouches which will get used.

14 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

you'll have your pincushion done in no time.........the quilt is coming along...........well done...........

Cheryll said...

Your fabric is gorgeous! You are one clever lady...
Thanks for your company last night... did you enjoy the mint slice I made...lol :)

Susan said...

I couldn't resist Pretty Woman either - and a great opportunity to stich those joinging strips
I love all your dyed fabics.

Chrissie said...

Love the colours of your dyed fabric, must investigate the Dala paints and have a play. Love the blocks on your quilt too,

katherine said...

Great projects! Love the pin cushion stitching and your handmade fabric is really pretty. It must have been fun to make.

katherine said...

Great projects! Love the pin cushion stitching and your handmade fabric is really pretty. It must have been fun to make.

Maria said...

My goodness you have been busy! Love all your projects!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love that movie too but a juicy murder won me over Lol. Lovely stitching Marilyn.

Anthea said...

Gorgeous fabric Marilyn♥
There looks to be a lot of work in that quilt, the blocks are amazing, good luck with the remainder of the hand quilting x

Val Spiers said...

Lots of great projects. I love the bag for your pens.

Helen Marasco said...

Wow you have been busy with all your lovely projects. Love the stitchery.!!!!

Sisbabestitches said...

Stunning fabric :) Well done on completing the stitchery, and the creativity to repurpose useless into useful :)

Josie said...

You really had a busy evening. Love your fabric. Makes your bag a real designer original. Love your quilt as you go project. Are you hand or machine quilting the blocks? Lovely stitchery too.

shez said...

such gorgeous fabric Marilyn you are so clever,well done.xx