Wednesday, October 31, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I am back to blogging after almost a two week break.  I do not usually take such a long time away from posting but I think I just needed to have some time off and start fresh.  I have a lot to share over the next few days.  Today I am going to share some projects in the process and a finished one.

I cut out two more Great Granny Square quilt blocks.  These will be blocks 3 and 4.  At the rate I am working on this project, there is no telling how long it will take me to put together 54 of these blocks.

 I have backed the fall table topper and have the layers safety pin basted together ready to quilt.  Excited to get this project finished this week so I can put it to use.

Do not know if you will remember the train case I showed you a few weeks ago that I have been carrying my hand sewing around in.  I finally got around to tearing the old paper out of it.

 I relined the sides and top of the case with some vintage fabric I have had laying around for quite a few years.   I mounted the stitchery that I shared a few weeks ago and put it in the place a mirror use to be, but no longer was when I bought the case.

 In case you would like to stitch up this cute little girl you can get the free pattern at Imagine Gnats here.
I could not center the stitchery on the inside of the top because I had already punched holes and ran ribbon through it for a pair of scissors.  Since I did not think ahead I found that I could not get the scissors out if I attached it centered.  Sometimes I forget to do the math.  Here are the four sides of the inside of the case.
 I cut a vintage hankie to make a pocket.

The other half of the hankie.

Favorite hoop.
Decided I needed some more pink so I made a pin cushion and attached with Velcro.
I liked the original blue covering on the outside of the case so I used some antique colored furniture wax to shine it up a little and stain the edges where the paper had worn through.  Now I am ready to fill this case with threads and projects.  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your week and blessings from our house in the woods!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Bee Lady said...

I love your stitchery case! So cute and the pocket hanky is such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing and glad you're back! Sometimes we need a little break.

Cindy Bee

mrs. c said...

Love your quilt pieces! You are such a terrific seamstress. I adore your train case, you have done such a great job repurposing it. YOu will be able to put your sewing in your case and take it with you everywhere. I hope you had a great Halloween, I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, this is my favorite time of year. Have a wonderful weekend.