Friday, December 19, 2014

The countdown is on…..

We are in a rush now to get sorted before our trip to Australia on 24th December. Hopefully to lots of sunshine, although today is really nice, but very humid.
I wanted to show you what I have been making for various Christmas gifts. Firstly a swap with my local quilt group. The brief if we wanted to participate was to make a table runner.

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Unfortunately the photos don’t show the lovely gold on the fabric.  I stitched around some of the shapes using gold thread and I was happy to put my name to it on the label!!
Next was a bag made for a friend in a secret swap. This bag is a great bag,  as it has a square base, and is good for putting by the couch with your knitting or whatever in.
2014-11-27 16.24.06 I have made about 4 of these bags. Sometimes you find a pattern that just really works! Photo below shows the bottom of the bag.

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Next is a bag for my sister.

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This is a pattern by Wendy Williams and I have made 3 of these! I practised some straight line quilting as you go that I learned from a Craftsy site.
And lastly another table runner for my friend Carole! This table runner also had lots of gold on the fabric, but the photos I took with my phone don’t really do the fabric justice.

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I hope every-one who takes the time to look at my blog has a wonderful and safe Christmas, and a very happy and healthy 2015. Thank you for all your comments!
Lots of hugs
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