Thursday, July 15, 2010

Simple Pleasures + City Weekend = warm fuzzies

Back when I went to Amish country, I stopped at Country Craft Cupboard. I picked up this stitchery book by Hatched and Patched called Simple Pleasures.
  I instantly fell in love.


                                      

It's packed with stitchery projects and ideas. There are 12 little 2.5" stitcheries that make up one particular quilt in the booklet. Within 24 hours I cut my background fabric and traced my lil' stitcheries with a brown pigma pen.  Since each of these is so small...I made a grid onto the background and once they are all stitched I will cut them apart.  I made sure there was a seam allowance too!

The brown is so light....I don't know if you click on the picture if you can see the designs better.

The recommended colors for the stitcheries are quite primitive to me. Now don't get me wrong, they are beautiful...but I found other fabrics that I wanted to incorporate.

So I set my It's A Hoot FQ bundle near my threads....
and this is the match.....

Then I thought, hey what about City Weekend?


Yellow....
Turquoise....
Red-orange...

Evidently City Weekend palette won me over :)
Here's the first completed square....

Can't wait to stitch the rest....road trip to Iowa should fix that!!

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20 comments:

Jackie said...

Very cute! Stitchery is just the perfect hand work and relaxing too.

Jacque said...

where at in Iowa are you headed? I hail from Dubuque, Ia..

Little Lady Patchwork said...

So cute! What kind of thread are you using?
Stefanie

WoolenSails said...

What a fun stitchery to do and your colors will be wonderful with it. Can't wait to see your progress.

Debbie

SillyMama said...

Very, very cute!

szkornelia said...

This must be a really nice book. I like the little stitchery patterns you traced. Will be pretty sweet.

SewCalGal said...

Very cute and you are so very talented and inspirational. Love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Sherri said...

So cute...I have that book too...but don't love the original thread colors either...can you share the brand, thread numbers you used? And I'm so jealous of that It's a Hoot bundle!!!

Sandy said...

Those are adorable stitcheries and I too like the brights! I always loved primitives best, but lately I would rather play with the brights and modern!

rosa said...

Te va a quedar precioso,me encantan los colores que has elejido,porque son más modernos pero muy acertados,de que libro has sacado los patrones?.BESOS

Linda said...

Love it!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. I'm glad you chose the brights.

Carol in E TN said...

Love it!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Oh that is so cute!! I want to try it now :D I will have to keep my eye out for something that cute! :D

Peanut Blossom said...

I love this color palette so much! I prefer the bright and happy, too!

Jennifer Blosser said...

"It's a Hoot" is lovely!

Barb said...

Great colors choices. I like a lot of the primitive designs, but don't really care for the color palettes that are usually used. Your colors really jazz the pattern up.

call me crazy said...

How cute! I love your stitchery! I like to stitch to relax too~ I'm going to have to put that book on my list. ;-)

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness...I NEED that book!! :) So cute!

Caro said...

What a cute combo. I'll be interested in seeing the finished product. Love the fabric bundle too.

Little Miss Shabby said...

Oooh--those stitcheries are so cute--and no joke, you picked up the book at CCC? I can walk there from my house & they are having a sale this weekend...I think I may need to pick up some goodies!!