Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays

Last Minute Presents

I've been making last minute presents for friends.  Mug mats are so easy to make and each one is unique.

I absolute love appliqué and these mug mats where made from a left over piece of quilt.  With wrong sides together I sewed around the sides leaving a 2 inch gap to turn the whole piece through.  I closed up the gap by stitching close to the edge.  The hearts where bond-a-webbed on and free motioned stitched with gold metallic thread.  I used my sewing machine to  top stitched around the edge of the mat with a decorative stitch.

.....'til the next time, keep quilting

Monday, December 17, 2012

White Christmas ATC

I'm racing to complete presents for special friends and I'm nearly there.  In the meantime I've made an ATC for Carol on the Popular Patchwork Forum, and here it...

.......White Christmas

........'til the next time, keep quilting

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Furry Helper

I have a wonderful companion and helper when I'm sewing.  His name is Georgi and he came to us as a rescue cat and has lived with us for about 7 years.  

He is so gorgeous!  I have a new sewing room now, and he is still not very far away from me when I'm sewing.

..................'til the next time, keep quilting xx

Friday, December 7, 2012

Autumn Fabric Postcard and Weather ATC

Well the Popular Patchwork November fabric postcard theme was either Autumn or Fireworks.  I went for Autumn and chose the harvesting of grapes and made this for Jackie

...............and the Popular Patchwork ATC theme was Weather and I made this for Fiona

...........'til the next time, keep quilting

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sandy Quilt Block Drive

I made four blocks for the Sandy Quilt Block Drive.  I've sent them off and I know that they have arrived in Canada.

Here they are

More blocks are needed so head on over to the Quilt Gallery  and register.

.....til the next time, keep quilting