Sunday, 20 December 2015

Christmas making

Christmas can be a season of making, it has been for me :-)
I made a little needlebook as my secret santa gift for Monday Modern.

Originally I planned to give the Christmas tree ornament below, but I had a lot of trouble with the piping. It looks ok in the photo, but doesn't stand up to much scrutiny in real life. So its on my own tree now.

And finally, I finished my nephew's book cushion. The book is wrapped and in situ :-)

Wishing you all a happy and safe Christmas!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Vintage Spin

I stitched my Vintage Spin blocks together over the weekend - I think we can safely say this is the last quilt top of 2015. I think I will get it long-armed even though its not very big (around 56"square from memory). All the edges are bias edges and I can just see things going horribly wrong if I try to wrangle it through my machine.

The colours are quite intense close up. I'm happy with the centre fabric I chose, its kind of there, but not really fighting with the other fabrics for attention.

Unexpectedly there were a few tidy points too. I used a fair few pins when stitching this together, it is so thrilling when sometimes it is worth the effort!