"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

UFO Finish Tuesday...

It's that day again!


This week I delved further down in my UFO stitchery box and found some cute redwork blocks I stitched in 2006, just months after I taught myself to stitch...

I traced them from a Bronwyn Hayes project that featured in a 2005 craft magazine, and after finishing the redwork embroidery they were packed away and sadly, forgotten. 
Until yesterday.
I still have a little stash of French General fabrics on my shelf and they were my first choice for bringing these blocks together as a table runner...

The girl blocks are a hexagon shape, so I framed them with a solid French General red...

I sewed twelve neutral-toned charm squares together before adding the narrow flower blocks to each end. A small length of neutral and red floral finished the side edges...

Before I began hand sewing the edges of the framed hexies the runner needed to be sandwiched with wadding and backing fabric. 
The wadding I use is 100% cotton because it allows the Perle #12 thread to glide through almost effortlessly...

Hexies finished, and hand-quilting begun...

After I complete the quilting and add the binding, those hexies will be hand sewn across the front of the runner. The plan is to have this finished by the end of the week. 

I'm loving UFO Finish Tuesday because it's exciting to see a small dent being made in my UFO stitchery box! Have you decided to join in??
If you've made a finish on a UFO this month leave a comment and tell us all what it was - and don't forget a link to your blog if you've posted about it!

hugs

24 comments:

Baa. xxx said...

It looks so lovely in French General.

Christine M said...

This is going to be gorgeous, Jenny.

Kaisievic said...

Lovely!

Melody said...

This is really gorgeous, a perfect combination and wonderful stitching.

drMolly, the BeanQueen said...

Oh those are so cute. It will be so nice!

Patricia said...

Looking forward to seeing the finish!

shez said...

Hi Jenny wow this is going to be awesome,loving it already,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Julie said...

Just beautiful Jenny - love those colour combinations. I think I might have that mag that those stitcheries were in as they look very familiar to me. I have pulled my UFO's out but thats as far as I have got yet :-)

Victoria said...

What an amazingly creative mind you have!

Edi said...

Gorgeous !! Can't wait to see the finished runner. I'll get to those UFOs eventually :) Thank you for the inspiration.

Createology said...

UFO Tuesday is not only a great way to complete projects but a wonderful way to be able to enjoy your work where it can be seen and admired. That French General fabric is perfect with your Redwork. Creative UFO Bliss...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Hi Jen ...,,like what you are doing x

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous! Everything you do is just so beautiful Jenny!

Larissa said...

These stitcheries are gorgeous Jen - and your plan will, I'm sure, be spectacular!! It certainly sounds wonderful!!! I look forward to seeing it in all it's finished glory!! <3

desertskyquilts said...

I love what you are doing with these! I recognized Bronwyn's designs as soon as I saw that first picture. Like you, she has a distinctive style. Your table runner is so pretty! Yay for finishing UFOs!

Tammy said...

Oh I love those stitcheries....I am so jealous how you ladies have so many talented embroidery designers in Aussie and we have nothing in the US but silly old timey stuff that doesn't appeal to me...Thank goodness for the internet....It is my creation salvation....

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I love what you are doing. Just beautiful.

Quilts and Queries said...

Love them and the way you bordered them too!

Just finished a UFO Sunday Night

A Thanksgiving Table Topper :-)

Lin said...

I love those ladies! It's going to be a lovely finish Jenny. xx

Allie said...

LOVING those colors!

Frankie Ann said...

I have the same UFO! All the embroidery is done. I have decided not to make them into a bag as well.
Look forward to seeing the finished product.

Karenkay said...

The ladies are adorable! I especially love the flower sashing you stitched, that is such a wonderful idea!

Christina said...

Congrats on getting another UFO finished.

Betty Tompsett said...

You have done an excellent job of embroidery and material choice there JENNY,God Bless you,from Betty