Before I begin telling you about my projects I would like to pause and remember all of those who gave of their lives on this day in 2001. Their families, friends and our country are in my prayers today.
And now….what is there not to love about the beauty of gingham? When word went out that the ginghams by Riley Blake were going to be discontinued I believe many of us felt the loss. Fortunately, we have since learned that there is a bit of a reprieve for some of it.
Thanks to Madam Samm and Shari, we have a hop dedicated to ginghams. They are both fabulous cheerleaders and deserve much credit for their work.
This was a hop that allowed us to work on three projects over the summer months and show in September.
Project #1....My sewing this summer involved a lot of hand stitching since I was doing a bit of sitting while spending time visiting my mom following her surgery. I first worked on my orange peels. These are needled turned applique using fabric from “the stash”. The borders and the buttons are a tiny gray gingham.
I entered this piece in the Orange Peel QAL. Be sure to check out all of the entires and vote for the Viewer's Choice favorite at Quilty Habit. There are so many lovely ones to been enjoyed.
Project #2....... was one I had started
Project #3.......As a child gingham seemed to be everywhere. It was our palette for chicken scratch stitching. It was a great way to learn to stitch. A little ric rac and some embroidery floss made for very feminine aprons. I’ve always had a great love for the fresh clean look of gingham.
What goes better with Riley Blake gingham that Riley Blake dots? The combination is so sweet.
Someone seems to like the results.
Thanks so much Mdm. Samm and Shari for all of your hard work keeping us organized and on schedule for this hop.
Please be sure to visit the other bloggers for today and the remainder of the blog hop.
Thursday, September 11
Friday, September 12
Monday, September 15
Tuesday, September 16
Thanks again to Madam Samm and Shari. Thanks, also, to all of you who stopped in for a quick visit.