Updated: Oct 30, 2021
Hi friends! My first post on this - Sublime Stitchery's new website! I'm excited to gently move forward with how Sublime Stitchery will look and what I will have on offer.
We are part way through a pretty tough 2020, so I thought I'd do a bit of an update on what I've been up to, with some pretty pictures to help ease the 2020 pain. I've been working on a variety of projects, for other and myself including Block of the Month Quilts, Mini Quilts, Zipper Pouches, Rope bowls, fabric covered Magnetic Book Marks, Tote's and Purses! Phew! That sounds exhausting! But I've absolutely loved trying new techniques, new types of fabrics and really honing my skills.
First up, this pretty stack of quilt tops finally got quilted. I had planned to quilt them myself, but you know, I have other things to do! The quilts above include (from top to bottom) pattern testing Garland Quilt for Megan Collins, Meadowland Quilt by Then Came June, Summer Sampler 2018 by Lee Heinrich and Carolina Mingle Quilt by Southern Charm Quilts. These are all yet to be completely finished with binding. I guess binding is not my favourite part of the quilt making process.
I've really enjoyed making Zipper Pouches recently! Some of these might still be for sale in the Shop, check it out here!
During Lockdown I took part in a Sew A Long (SAL) hosted by Giucy Giuce and Alison Glass. It was intense! The tiny piecing didn't get the better of me though. To finish the SAL and receive the Finishers Pin we had to incorporate the blocks into a finished project. Below is the double zipper pouch I made using all Alison Glass fabrics, and I'm pretty pleased with it! You can see more photos on my Instagram page here.
Also during Lockdown was a SAL for this cute little Zip Around Pouch by Elisabeth Woo. It was super fun to make these and the kids use them for storing all their treasures.
Rope bowls was another fun project to undertake with some left over macrame rope that I had. I watched loads of You Tube tutorials before I took the plunge and I'm pleased I did! They're not hard, but you do need the tips and tricks to get it right.
One of the many SAL's that I'm participating in this year is the Paper Chain BOM hosted by Lee Heinrich. This was a change to the usual Summer Sampler for me - I can't always keep up with a block per week when it's over 3 months. This was a great change and I chose a bundle of fabric that has worked beautifully with the blocks, shown below.
That's all from me for now, I hope you are all staying safe and are able to enjoy family and friends via the internet or chatting over fences. Take Care!