- Lower Hutt, New Zealand
- I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Kia-ora --as I mentioned in my last post here is my Applique Bag---now dont get this wrong--the bag is not Appliqued --it has been stitched by Fudge mostly and then finished with some handstitching --
The Janome 6500 Challenge group had a challenge --Glitz-- we could either make something glitzy or add Glitz to a project already finished --I chose to make a bag to keep my Applique blocks nice and safe-- The bag needed to hold blocks as large as 18'' x 18'' so its pretty big -- The bag has been stitched using a wonderful thread --silk with a sparkly thread wrapped around i.t The thread has no label was sent to me by a friend from the States -- Fudge loves this thread -but Fudge did not want to stitch fancy stitches thru the heavy batting --thats why I hand stitched the embroidery
The bag has zips from the center top right down each side to the side bottom so it will open out flat and has no linning -- the blocks hold fast to the batting inside.
There is one block laying inside the open bag--- more about this Applique later as it will be a ongoing project as there are 12 blocks and one big center block to keep me busy.