Monday, October 11, 2010

Christmas finishes - quilty and stitching!

First up is a Moda Bakeshop design which was very easy to follow and made up quickly.

You can find the pattern here! I used Moda Fruitcake fabric and a fat quarter  of the red/white fabric instead of a charm pack. This will be a gift for my friend in England who has asked to see some pictures of my quilting- I thought I'd send her something she could keep!

This fabric is actually white 32ct  opalescent linen. Designed by The Sweetheart Tree in Just Cross Stitch Ornament magazine 2008?, stitched with Vicki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibers and the suggested Sweetheart Tree beads and Mill Hill Beads.  I'm going make it into an hanging ornament, but probably not using the template in the magazine, cos those roundy bits look hard to work with!

Peace on Earth by Black Bird Designs stitched on 28ct cream evenweave, using the suggested Weekes and GAST threads.  As the colours of this are more rustic than traditional, I'll probably choose a rustic frame for it.

And finally, I have joined Bronny's ornament exchange- I'm so excited, I haven't done an exchange for such a long time!  I've chosen a chart-

Santa, Please Bring Me by Homespun Elegance- it says on Santa's list 'linen, floss & time to stitch' which is sooo appropriate for a fellow stitcher, and aren't the little scissors cute!

I am so please that I've almost finished my Christmas stitching gifts and it's only mid October! I've got one stitchy one that I'm half way through, plus my ornament exchange piece and that's it!

Which is probably a good thing, as I've joined The Layer Cake Quilt-Along which starts in November.

I'm using Moda Eden fabrics, and call me crazy, but I'm going to do 2 quilts. I've ordered a Christmas layer cake and yardage and hopefully that'll arrive tomorrow or Wednesday!

Oh and guess who is about to have a bath this morning?

Yep, Jack, the photo shoot supervisor!

You can see the effect the drought has had on our garden. Not much is alive, although the winter rain we finally had this year has produced some lovely weeds!

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Those quilt colors are gorgeous! I love both your stitched pieces as well. Espcially the BBD one. I have that Homespun Elegance pattern on my to do list too. :)

And isn't Jack just the cute one. I hope he behaves for his bath better than my Rory does. When I give him his he hangs his head and you'd think I was doing the most awful things. :)

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