Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Trim the Tree #6

Progress is still being made most nights... it is a fun design to stitch

Happy Stitching & Sewing,
Kerrie


Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018

Trimming the Tree #4

Hope you all had a great weekend - I certainly did, getting lots done on many projects!
My Christmas Stocking is coming along very nicely... I now have part of a snowman next to the tree
I also finally received the backing fabric for my red, white & black quilt and have started on preparing the blocks for quilting and then joining.
Happy Stitching & Sewing,
Kerrie

Monday, 27 August 2018

Trimming the Tree #3

I am pleased with my progress over the weekend on the Christmas stocking...
I also managed to get a few patchwork blocks put together. I have 42 with 1 spare that I might use to swap out a plain one, or maybe I could make 6 more for another row...?😉 We'll see what happens when my backing fabric finally arrives and I get taken up with doing a 'quilt as you go' method - can't wait to get started on it!
 


Happy Stitching & Sewing,
Kerrie


Thursday, 23 August 2018

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Trimming the Tree Stocking #1

Well, another baby is on the way for a past work colleague, and I couldn't let the new baby have no Christmas stocking when everyone else in the family has one... so I've selected this design and got started on it last night. The baby is due in November so there should be just enough time to get it done and posted off to England for Christmas 2018!


Whilst patchwork is a new love, cross-stitch will always be my main love and since this is the first cross-stitch I've picked up since January, it was nice to get back into it again. I still have a few patchwork/quilting projects on the go and they won't be going away - I just have to split my time between my two loves.

Happy Stitching & Sewing,
Kerrie

Monday, 6 August 2018

Adventure Quilt Blocks #4

















So here are the remaining blocks (I think) from the Red, Black and White quilt. I have 35 in total now (with one final one still in progress) but I'm still unsure how to arrange them - square, or do some more for another row...?? I plan to do sashing and cornerstones which will help to enlarge the size. I'd like to do black minky on the back for softness and warmth, a red binding, and I need to hunt for a black fabric with a small white and red design on it for a border. I haven't seen anything just right so far... I'd like to do it big enough for a king size bed, but that probably means a few more rows will be required. I might just think about it for a while.

Happy Stitching & Sewing,
Kerrie