Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Free sew along Part 8!

Good morning friends!

Here is the photo of part 8, "A Life of Plenty" sew along! The stitching isn't complete yet, but I wanted to get this posted before I started the Spring 2015 issue PQP Photo shoot today! The template will be on my website, so keep checking, my internet was down, so I couldn't get the document emailed to my wonderful web designer! She will wake up, and see it in her email this morning though, so hopefully it won't be long! She is a busy lady!


The background.....cut 5" x 17", mark with chalk, or something that will disappear at 4" x16," so you'll know where to lay your leaves and flowers! The stem finishes at 1/2" wide, and is about 11 1/2" long. I used a clover bias maker, and cotton fabric. The rest...leaves and flowers are wool on my block! You'll see when I was writing on the templates that I got sidetracked and stopped writing after the word "wool" and then forgot I wasn't finished! But I meant to say wool for the leaves and flowers! Ta Da! I used wool thread to appliqué all the wool! I love that stuff! After stitching is complete, trim to 4 1/2" x 16 1/2" and I'll post where it goes!

I hope you all have a wonderful second half of your week, and weekend! I will try to get more blocks up quicker, but I have to let you in on a little secret!..... I'm working on a book! It will be quilts, wool appliqué, one hooked rug, and some other fun things! It's due out next Fall, or December! So bear with me, because it's a lot of work, and my part needs to be done by January! And I know you all know that I NEVER procrastinate! Haha!

Thank you so much for following along, this has been so fun for me!!!





  1. Talk about disappearing, I had my basket and pumpkin already to stitch down, cleaned my sewing room and their gone! I have have looked for 2 days. Thanks for saving me and posting part 8. I am moving on and hopefully they will show up before the end of the sew along. Love part 8 and A Life of Plenty is perfect. Thanks again!

  2. Congratulations!! I can't wait to see it :o)

  3. Tutorials ARE a lot of work...and quite are going at just the right speed..any faster and I would fall behind. :-)

  4. Congratulations on your book! Between "normal" life and the upcoming holidays, I'm fine with you taking your time posting blocks. This has been a lot of fun so far and I've got a little catching up to do anyhow! Thank you!!!!

  5. Mon bloc est fait..encore merci....

  6. Yay!!! A book is on it's way. Can't wait to see it.Love the next step and am enjoying the pace. Just perfect!!