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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A New Project

An idea has been rolling around in my head for ages and as is with most designs that isn't always at a convenient time. But I am always grateful and usually do as I am bid and get it down on paper. Particularly as my creativity in this area has been missing in action of late. I was a bit reluctant also as it was not my usual stitchery type design. But I just went with it.
After loving designing and working on my "Remembering Roma" quilt, I really fancied working on another needleturn project.
So sketchpad, paper, pencil and pen have been hard at work with my missing mojo.....felt very nice indeed I must say.
I now have a not too rough plan and have all the 12 applique blocks drawn up.  The applique blocks although designed for needleturn would lend themselves quite easily to the fuseable type applique as well. The centre block has some EPP and applique....bit of a loose plan compared to the rest. So I am really keen to try it out in fabric to get a feel for how it will look.
So fabric choices have been made....
Now to get to stitching and see how it works....or doesn't! Meanwhile row 15 has been sewn on my clamshells quilt. I shan't bore you with a photo.
A little "show and tell" for you.
Lovely lady Joy sent me a piccie of what she did with my recent FREEBIE I shared and Joy  agreed to share cute! A lovely Christmas cushion!
Quite made my day.....I love it when others enjoy stitching my designs. Thanks for sharing Joy. If you would like to stitch the design too, the stitchery drawing is on my sidebar under my Sketchpad. Just click on it to download it.
I can feel my fingers itching to get at this new I shall say hooroo!
Happy birthday to our lovely Daughter In Law today.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. Sounds like a fabulous start to a new quilt, your fabric choices are pretty and feminine. What a special gift to receive, your design stitched by someone else!

  2. Nothing like a new project to get you moving! Can't wait to see it

  3. Yaay with a return of the mojo - I'm looking forward to seeing what you've come up with - it sounds like the Perfect Project. Nice to see your design stitched out, Joy's pretty speedy with getting it done! PS Love the photo of you in your Roma :-)

  4. Happy Birthday to your DIL. I love that stitchery, beautifully done Joy, my DD traced the four free stitcheries you have kindly offered (her hands are steadier than mine) and I hope to embroider them over the xmas break, she wants me to do them in Xmas colors. Lets hope I do them justice. Love the colors you chose for you secret project. Take care, Guida.

  5. Hi Michelle your new project sounds interesting and I look forward to watching it's progress.
    Love Joys cushion and happy birthday to lovely Cara,hope you have a lovely evening my friend,it's a warm one here xx

  6. Happy Birthday to DIL.... beautiful woman.... I love what I have seen of your new design.... it's all very exciting to have mojo visit you! I'm impressed with Joy's speedy sewing and beautiful cushion...

  7. Lovely when you can see an idea starting to take shape. I am looking forward to seeing it progress. xx

  8. Given how beautiful your Roma turned out Michelle, I have no doubt that this new idea will work out stunning too.

  9. Nice for you to be working on a new design...
    Love ❤️ what Joys made with your cute stitchery.

  10. Wonderful to see your designing mojo is back and working well. Never boring to see your clamshell progress. You have chosen beautiful fabrics. Very nice to see your stitchery made up.

  11. Happy birthday to your daughter in in law, Michelle. I love your beautiful quilt. Your designs are amazing. Kisses, my friend.

  12. Can't wait to see how your new project is coming along Michelle

  13. Intrigued to see this project develop.

  14. I love "Remembering Roma", what a beautiful quilt!

  15. I do enjoy watching your designs come to life. I will watch with interest.


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