Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Cross Stitch to Patchwork!

Over the years, I have worked on quite a few cross stitches, (not now as my eyesight isn't as good as it use to be...even with glasses!) I framed some (not many) and just filed the others away in the cupboard to do something with them later on...

So what do you do with little cross stitches like this?
I had plans on making them a middle feature in a patchwork quilt, then I came across this idea, and ran with it:
.. I was so impressed with the first attempt, I got a bit carried away..
..then I thought...why not fussy cut something?...
...needless to say, I have made quite a few.
While I was making the above bags, Mum was sewing this together:
It is a single bed sized quilt, using a Jelly Roll I bought in the States a couple of years ago, then we had to go to the local quilt shop to find something for the 2 outside borders... even with all the fabric I have here (and trust me, I have hundreds of metres!), I just couldn't find the right colours to make the quilt "pop". ... $50 later, I found just the right fabric.

Until next post...


  1. Love the little bags Julie. Isn't it always the way - you never have the 'just perfect fabric'!! probably a good reason to only buy fabric when you need it on occasions like this!! And all the best for this weekend - I hope it is a beautiful day in every possible way!!

  2. So close ... You are in my thoughts ... Love the projects 😍😍😍

  3. great idea for your cross your Mum's quilt, very pretty

  4. That's a fantastic use of your cross stitch blocks.
    Getting sooooooo close now to your big day. Thinking of you & fingers crossed for beautiful weather too. xox