works in progress

April 23, 2014


I finished the winter sampler I was working on, and now I just need to frame it. I love it a lot.


Also done with my quilt top! It looks okay from a distance, but get up close and you can see how I screwed up with a rookie mistake:


I totally didn’t account for the seam allowance and so the tips of my triangles are cut off. I’m not too bothered by it though, and I learned my lesson! You can see here that I have it marked off for quilting. Yes I am going to hand quilt it. I may regret it but I will be pretty proud when it’s done. :)

I am kind of at a stand-still with the quilt for now until I can get my hands on some batting. Craft supplies aren’t in the budget for now, so I am hoping to come across someone who has some to give away.


Lastly, I started working on Liam’s stocking! I want to tackle this at a slow and relaxed pace instead of rushing to get it done for Christmas. I love felt needleworks projects now, so I’m excited to have it going!

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Comments on works in progress

  1. 1

    From Melanie:

    I think your quilt top looks very nice! I have been pondering your point problem, but can’t really wrap my head around how you leave the seam allowance on a triangle. Good job getting it done!

  2. 2

    From kapachino:

    I’m making it based on a pattern in a book, and I didn’t study the pictures carefully enough before piecing the triangles. You have to offset them a little instead of lining them up exactly. Oh well!

  3. 3

    From San:

    The winter sampler is BEAUTIFUL! Did you have a pattern for this?

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    Yes! I bought a kit from here:

    It was so much fun to make. :)

  5. 5

    From San:

    Oh lovely! Thanks for providing the link! I’d love to do something like this sometime!

  6. 6

    From Sarah @ beautyschooldropout:

    I love that sampler. It’s one of the my favorite things I’ve ever crossstitched.

  7. 7

    From Nora:

    the sampler looks awesome!
    Also phrases like “Seam allowance,” hurt my head. I think you’re doing great, no matter what mistake you may have made. It still looks pretty to me =)

  8. 8

    From kapachino:

    I’m still learning all the sewing jargon so sometimes I just throw it in there and hope it means what I think it means. :)

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