Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Back to Christmas

Can you believe it's nearly a year since I started the 12 Days Of Christmas quilt? Finally, I started the borders... this is the THIRD take...

The first time I tried to needleturn the holly leaves. Forget it! (Don't ever try it... trust me!)

Then I tried to free-motion machine applique them on... they just looked shaggy compared to the rest of the needleturn blocks.

Here is my third (and final) attempt. I am hand blanket-stitching them on, then embroidering stems.

Ah well, it's a little bit of handwork isn't it?

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