A Christmas quilt I decided to make after purchasing 5 fat quarters at a great price is finally finished and on display in my theological library. It doesn't use contemporary Christmas colours, but looks great.
It was a free pattern found at: http://www.gigisthimble.com/2017/07/five-fat-quarter-fun-rustic-pines.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR30f-38Z1IMPXU9MahAqp7DdgJi19A1wup-_u-8A8xv_HRr44ImzlOJtfI
Love how it turned out, although it is significantly bigger than I had imagined! Happy Stitching & Sewing, Kerrie
This is a disappearing 4 patch done in the fun and done quilt as you go method. I really enjoyed this method as it came together quite quickly. It is a little fiddly to match up the seams, but I like the effect. It has a flannelette sheet on the back so it is very soft.
This one is done with the first jelly roll I've ever had. I found a pattern online but I can't remember the name of it, plus I did alter a few things to suit my tastes. It is also the first quilt I've had professionally quilted and I love how the circles interact with the straight lines of the design.
This one is a disappearing nine patch and I'm donating it to a charity that gives quilts to children in hospital. It is super bright and will hopefully brighten a kids day. It has a flannelette sheet on the back so it is super soft and snuggly.
I also got the following Christmas ornaments finished. They were a gift from the Fig'n'Berry Stitching Soiree held in Monbulk (Victoria, Australia). They are super cute - I really like how the thread colour seamlessly changes as you stitch. They use Cottage Garden threads.
The Trimming the Tree Stocking is finished - at least as finished as I can be when I don't know the name to stitch on the top yet... baby is due in Nov, so I've made it in plenty of time.
The Busy Crafting weekend away at Marysville was the reason it got finished. I stitched just about all day Saturday on it and am so pleased with the result. I also made some Christmas placemats, stitched & sewed a felt pencil case and started on a half-square triangle quilt top which I am very excited about. There was so much creativity in the room, it was very inspiring. I have so many ideas racing around my mind, I don't know where to start. Happy Stitching & Sewing, Kerrie
I made some good progress over the weekend on the Trimming the Tree stocking. The deadline is fast approaching so I have to stick with it. It helps having a 6-hour car race on TV to watch!
I've also been patchworking as well but don't have pictures of that just yet. I have so many projects on the go, it's almost getting a bit overwhleming. This weekend I am attending the Busy Crafting weekend away from Friday to Sunday in Marysville, Victoria. So looking forward to getting away and doing nothing but crafting the whole weekend! Happy Stitching & Sewing, Kerrie
I have made good progress on the Trimming the Tree Stocking. The third snowman is starting to take shape.
I was also busy on the weekend with patchworking. I got sick of my calendar falling off the hook every time I opened the pantry door, so I made a calendar holder. I'm pretty pleased with it but it's not pretty as I just used some scraps I had lying around.
I also made a patchwork cushion cover whilst the AFL Grand Final was on. I didn't care who won, so I sewed instead. And I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I hope to make some more of these in the near future as they were quite easy to put together. The pattern was from a $1 patchwork magazine I picked up at the local newsagency.
This one is coming along nicely, although I have to be more disciplined and stitch a little every night. I've been very busy with many other things, but this has a deadline so I have to stick with it... Happy Stitching & Sewing, Kerrie