A Year in the Garden Finish

Hello Everyone! Today I have another finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long, Quarter 4, December’s, “a year in the garden”. You can find my list here. I also won these great patterns from Lucy at Charm About You in the giveaway from Quarter 3.

Charm About You Needle

This is the Stitchy Pie Needle Case. It looks like a lot of fun to make and will actually be good to store my needles in. I have several needle books, but my needles are very unorganized. Making this will help keep them straight.

Charm About You Pouch

This one is the A Piece of Me Pouch. I love to make little bags. I can see gifts being made from both of these in the future. Thanks Lucy and all the hosts of the 2017 Finish-A-Long!

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So here it is, my last monthly embroidery piece in the “a year in the garden” series by Jennifer Reynolds of Jenny of Elefantz. I belong to Jenny’s monthly Stitchery Club and these were Jenny’s designs in December 2015 and January 2016.

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I made the little background quilt (you can read about that here) to put the embroidered pieces on. It’s about 10 1/2″ x 11 1/2″. Each of the embroidered pieces are about 6 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.

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Here they are all together. Aren’t they pretty! I love each and every one.  (I’m sorry the picture is a little dark. I waited all week for a sunny day and we haven’t had one; rain, drizzle and cloudy all week long)!

Except for September, October and November, all the fabric borders are from Bonnie and Camille for Moda scraps. The threads are DMC floss, Aurifloss and Sue Spargo’s Eleganza Perle Cotton. Except for January’s stitchery, I quilted each of them with Aurifil’s 50 wt. cotton. I will probably go back and quilt the background of that one before I display it this January.

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Because I wanted to use a fall color palette, I changed stitchery colors and border colors for these three months. I really love the way they look, too. The fabrics are from Fig Tree and Co. and most of the flowers were stitched with the Sue Spargo Perle Cotton. I made a small background quilt for these, too.

Thank you Jenny for such a lovely group of little projects to work on. Now I can move on to some of her other designs that I want to stitch. If you are interested in making these, too, Jenny is going to use these stitcheries for her free stitchery Block of the Month in 2018. You can find the information here.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

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3 Responses to A Year in the Garden Finish

  1. Lydia says:

    These are great-your handwork is so inspiring!

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  2. Ella says:

    Lovely handwork! I love the idea of smaller finishes. Sometimes the big projects can get overwhelming. Thank you for participating on behalf of the 2017 FAL crew!

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  3. Pingback: Hello 2018! | The Quilting Nook

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