Monday, 28 June 2010
Sunday, 27 June 2010
How did I manage to do this? I've been eating my veggies!! Brain power, yeah!!
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Just like Santa here... I am looking forward to curling up on the couch with my boots off and slippers off... Who knows how much more of this cross-stitch I will have finished by then???It's cold here, and I am feeling really Christmassy. I don't suppose you can tell?? Hee hee.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Friday, 18 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
Saturday, 12 June 2010
I have named this bag "waterlily bag" because it is made from Kaffe Fasset laminated fabric - the lamination makes it water resistant.
It didn't need lining, and the handles are made from the same fabric.
I was careful not to pin through the laminated fabric (I think the holes would stay there), and I used the walking foot.
I'm quite pleased with a nice quick finish!!
Wednesday, 9 June 2010
However, I have just made the deadline - they are due in at the end of the month. I've had these to make for six months.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
All I had to do was stitch on some apron ties. Voila! Perfect aprons..... Well, more than a little kitsch, but I think they will love them!!
And I finally quilted the braided table runner. I wanted the quilting to look a bit New Zealand, and the batiks really help with that. Also for my sister as a belated birthday gift for her first NZ birthday....
Monday, 7 June 2010
A few buttons for holly berries will be added after quilting.
This is quite exciting! I wish I didn't have to stop with only one block to go.... but I have to work on a miniature quilt. *sigh*
I've got to finish one mini a month for a while. Why? Because it's the plan. VBG.
Sunday, 6 June 2010
I need to go shopping....
So what did I do? I started something else! I know it seems hopeless!! But I nearly finished one block, so it's almost a little finish. This is one of the blocks from quilt in the book of the same name "I Believe" by Nancy Halvorsen of Art To Heart.
Rather than make the entire quilt, I decided to make 3 blocks into a vertical wallhanging.
I have already machine blanket-stitched Santa and Rudolph, but I just added the lettering. It is not yet stitched down. There is also a little bit of hand stitchery to do, and I need to add some buttons once it is all quilted.
It's a little project, I should be able to add it to my finished list waaaay before this Christmas. :)
Friday, 4 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
I think it's going to be a nice size for the lap, or the wall or the couch (maybe even a cot quilt).
I don't think one chooses the Alice fabrics because they have a baby quilt in mind. I think they love the fabrics, and the story, and then they will turn them into a quilt for a gift or to keep themselves.
I hope I have enough leftover fabric to make a library bag.