Friday, 23 December 2011
Well this took a while, mainly because I kept putting it down to get on with other things. However, here it is and I am really pleased with it. Note to self;- use the correct yarn, needles and follow the pattern exactly, and the results will be fab. Here is the link to Ravelry for full pattern and yarn details. I will be wearing this on Christmas day.
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
And so it begins, the long haul of handquilting this quilt. I just couldn't fact trying to quilt this in my machine so am doing it by hand. I tried shadowing the white bits in white and then in red, the red won. I think it looks really cheery and fresh. There is not much more done than is visible in the photo so I have a long way to go. Mind you it will keep my knees warm this winter while I work on it.
Monday, 19 December 2011
I bought a book for my mother for Christmas but felt it looked a little boring. So using the tutorial from Mollie Makes I made this book cover, I had the stripe in my stash and the lining and using a little pattern from The Motif Collection I embellished with a little embroidery. I'm really pleased with it and need to make one for myself.
Saturday, 17 December 2011
Saturday, 10 December 2011
A lovely lady at Log Cabn quilters showed me her Ferrero Rocher tree decorations that she had made. I just had to make some too. This was so easy, just 2 x 2 and a half inch squares in contrasting fabrics. Sewn right sides together leaving a gap for turning. Turn, close the gap with a few stitiches and then join one pair of opposite diagonals together with a bead. Make four and join together at the top and bottom adding a little bell at the bottom and a hanging ribbon at the top. Pop your Ferrero Rocher inside. Hey presto. I don't know how only three of the Ferrero's got put into the decorations!