Saturday, October 17, 2020

Blackwork and Binding

I spent quite a bit of time this week in front of my sewing machine, but most of what I was sewing cannot be revealed yet.  I finished quilting a challenge quilt for the Elgin Piecemakers 20th Anniversary and did the hand stitching on the binding.  This is all I can show you for now.  I quilted this quilt with my walking foot on my DSM. 

While the walking foot was warmed up, I started quilting my London Modern Guild HST BOM.  I'm using orange thread on this baby quilt.  I hope to finish this one shortly and should have it ready to show by next week's blogpost. 

I did not make any lupin blocks this week so will have to make two sets next week.  My blackwork project got some attention this week...I am working on the 4th of 9 coloured squares. 

 My daughter's blackwork honeycomb is coming along too, with the addition of two more bees. There are 19 hexagons in her picture. 

She finished her bee wreath embroidery this past week...  There are lots of French knots on the bee's body between the wings.  I love the texture!

She started another embroidery project and quickly discovered that she is missing several of the thread colours she needs so this one will get put on the back burner for now. 

I have several secret projects going on behind the scenes as well.  It is that time of year. 

The fall colours are still putting on a good show.  We have quite a bit of rain in the forecast over the next week so the trees will soon be naked!

I will be linking up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday stitchers in the morning. 


  1. Ooh....those trees; so gorgeous! My goodness you daughter is quite the stitcher. Love all her little bees and the hexies in blackwork. Your blackwork project is coming along beautifully. Each design is so delicate looking. The baby quilt is a beauty; lovely colours and the whimsical pattern of the fabric is charming.

  2. Your daughter's bee embroidery is gorgeous. I think I have to resurrect an embroidery WIP now. Hmm, I wonder where it is. I love the blackwork that both of you are working on. I can't wait to see all those secret projects. The baby blanket is adorable.

  3. I do love the patterns that blackwork shows up so well! Seeing your daughters bee embroideries reminds me to get stitching my bee (I've stitched three I have one more to go) I like the orange quilting on the baby quilt. Gorgeous autumn photos too.

  4. Great projects and lovely stitching. Your daughters stitching is gorgeous! Lovely fall pictures!

  5. LOVE the bee projects. Bees are very 'in' here in England at the moment. Everything seems to have a bee on it at the moment!

  6. So interesting to see your black work, I know this type of stitching has been around since Tudor times, perhaps even earlier. Your daughter does wonderful work too. Lovely Autumn photos, we are in Spring now here in New Zealand.

  7. Oh, the bee wreath is so sweet! I just love the fall colors!