Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Gathering Pieces Update

Remember when I blogged about my summer hand work project, Gathering Pieces? (click here)



Well this is what I've accomplished over the last month.  Not as much as I expected, 


but I'm still having fun.  I can't believe how different my version looks from the pattern, I think it's the organge, that I still really like and intend to stick with.  Someone on Instagram thought the blue blossom looked like cupcakes, I now agree, and crave Sprinkles Cupcakes every time I look at it.  Luckily for me I am 200 miles from the closest Sprinkles Cupcakery.

After some trial and error I have learned that needles and thread make a huge difference in the ease of connecting the pieces and the look of the connected pieces.  I'm using Superior silk thread and Clover Black Gold Needles #12.  

It's not too late to think about or start what you want to do with your summer sewing time, just make sure it's fun!

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the needle tip. I do a lot of EPP while traveling and am forever searching for the perfect needle. I'll give it a try.

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  2. Always love your projects and this is just adorable. Great hand sewing project and the orange is just right! Can't wait to see where you go with this......

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  3. Yes, thanks for the needle tip. I looked them up and there are different types of Clover Black Gold #12s. Did you use sharps, applique, quilting, what? Thanks!!

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  4. Wondering if you bought the kit Thelma...I went to web site and couldn't find just the pattern???

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  5. So wonderful! I am clapping over here... love this summer project!

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  6. How wonderful. Hand work is so relaxing but it is never quick with me. Have a great time sewing on this one. Congrats on your win at Paducah again!

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  7. It's so great to hear from you more often again. Love the colors. I used to do mammography, and those blue ones remind me of something other than cupcakes!! LOL!!

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