Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Gifted Gorgeousness - March

It's time for my monthly report of Gifted Gorgeousness (GG), organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. For full details of how GG works, read this.

First up is the baby quilt that I have been working on. I've almost finished the hand quilting which is a simple cross hatch. For some reason the final section seems to be taking forever. I really have to concentrate on it this week as I want to post it on Saturday. Yes, it means that I won't be doing the housework as thoroughly as I should but it's only temporary.
Simon's baby quilt
Fabric: Llama 801, Atacama 801 and Inca 801 by Indigo Fabrics
supplemented with navy and white fabrics

I have finished stitching Just Nan's Snowflowers. The colours are so delicate I find it hard to take a photograph that does this piece justice. I've ordered a frame online and as soon as I get that it will be laced up and inserted. I haven't enjoyed stitching this as much as I thought I would, as I found it difficult to get the #8 perle cross stitches to lie as well as I would like. On the plus side, the recipient will receive it in plenty of time for her birthday.
Snowflowers - Just Nan
Fabric: 32ct Zweigart Exotic Orchid Belfast linen
Threads and embellishments: Recommended DMC threads 
and Just Nan embellishment pack

So what will be next? I have some Easter stitching which I am completing for an exchange and I will be starting another baby quilt. The baby is due this week, so once I know whether it is a boy or a girl, I will be able to make my fabric decision.


  1. The quilt looks fabulous Mary.
    I'm not keen on using perle in JN designs, i had the same problem with my recent JN finish, the stitches didn't look as neat as I would have liked.

  2. The baby quilt looks wonderful, Mary! I'm sure Simon will love it, too :)

    I struggle with Just Nan's--they are so beautiful, but are so much work and I've had the same experience with the perle cotton!

  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month, don't forget to link up!
    I love the Snowflowers, what beautiful colours. That's one I don't have, although I do have an original Amethyst Snowflake.

  4. The quilt is beautiful Mary, a real treasure. Perle does not love as flat but your snowflake looks lovely and I'm sure will be loved by the recipient

  5. The quilt is gorgeous Mary, and I love the JN

  6. You did a beautiful job with your projects! Can you tell me what fabric you used to stitch the Just Nan Snowflower. Thank you!

    1. My fabric came with the chart and the package it was in read 32ct Exotic Orchid linen. I've looked and the fabric available online with that name looks nothing like mine. My fabric was a very pale lilac. I hope that helps. Thank you for your kind comment.


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