Sunday, 30 December 2007

Bear's Paw

I am on vacation between Christmas and the new year, but I still have not got much quilting done, but I did manage to get down to my sewing room the last couple of evenings and managed to get the bears claw top together, I still have borders to add, but think this is turning out so nicely. This quilt is a kit from Quilter's Dream, I picked up after seeing it in "The Quilter Magazine" None of these fabrics are what I would pick out, but I just love how they look together.

Yesterday I when to Ikea and picked up some additional storage for my sewing room, and have been avoiding putting it together all day. I don't think its going to put itself together so think I should maybe at least get a start on it.

Wishing everyone all the best for the new year.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Christmas Presents

I wanted to share the great table runner I received from Pam, is just terrific. She had given me permission to open it early, but DH made me wait until Christmas. Its on my dinning table now, and will be there until the new year. I had such a hard time deciding what to make as a gift. I ended up deciding on these Christmas ornaments, I have made these a few times as gifts. I was a bit spoiled as I also received this quilt from my mother, we had seen the panel when she was here in the summer, she said she started the stitch work when she got home. I just love it.
Taz is already trying to claim both quilts as his.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Merry Christmas

Finished, just in time. This is my MIL Christmas gift. After seeing these on lots of blogs and made by a couple of girls at guild I decided that I wanted to make one for myself and one for my MIL. December is not the best time to try and get a quick project done. Well I finished one of these, so I guess that will be her and hopefully I will get mine done by next Christmas.

Hope every one has a wonderful Christmas.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

More Round Robin

For my guild border round robin, there was two group, here are the finished tops for the other group. This was a group of 4.
What a lovely Santa.

I love the colours in this one
I love the center block on this one
What cute Dresden plates to finish off this quilt.
Overall I think all of the tops turned out so nice, and it was a lot if fun to do.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Very Pink

Last Monday at our Guild Christmas party we reviled our border round robin tops. When I open mine I said "Its Very pink". In my head it was green with a little pink. I think its very pretty, not sure where I am going to use it. I can hardly see where my center block is and where the borders start. Then corners from the block look like they are part of the first border.

There were four other people in my group, here are their tops. For this one I added the first zinger and the flying geese border, they seem so small on the finished top.
This next one changed so much after I added my border. I was the one to set it on point. This is so bright and cheerful.I really like this one, if I was going to steel one this would be it. These are not the colours I am normally draw too, but I really love this one.
This is the second time I have done a border round robin and this is the second time that for the last round the person before me has done a keyboard border, the only thing that I know that looks good after is a solid border.
This was really fun group project and I always look forward to seeing them all, the best thing is the top is finished when you get it back.
I will show you the other groups tops later.
Have a good weekend.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments are done, as you can see stitching is not my strong point, but that is why I made these. Up to now I had only done x-stitch where every thing was laid out for me. I thought this was a good project to start on. I can see improvement from the start to the finish. As my skill level still has room for improvement, these will be staying with me. I finished these last night and they are currently on my Christmas tree. At that distance they look nice.

Today I worked on the border for our border round robin, nothing like leaving it to the very end. Our guild Christmas party, were there will be revealed, is tomorrow evening. I am really looking forward to the Christmas party, I enjoy when these round robins are revealed, I like seeing everyone ans how much they have changed since the last time I saw them. I am also looking forward to getting my back to.

My SSCS gift arrived today, I was surprised that it was delivered on a Sunday. Its been hard not opening it, but I will be good and wait until Christmas.