Saturday, 22 December 2012

The world hasn't ended...

.... so I guess I'd better finish off those Christmas presents!

I started off with working on Mum's place mats. They are now fully pieced and quilted. I really love the New York Beauty blocks. Tomorrow I need to finish them off with some embroidery, hand quilting and backing.

Aunty M's Jelly Roll hexagon quilt is quilted. I just need to bind it and that is finished too. This is the one I was dreaming (nightmares) of still working on on Christmas Eve. I'm now close enough to the finish that I hope that won't be the case.

I got a new project today. Linda has made a quilt for her Dad, my husband's Grandad, and had decided to free motion quilt it herself. This was her first attempt and it didn't go well - she went into total melt down... I'm going to encourage her to sign up for some FMQ lessons in the new year. In the mean time I quilted the quilt - a small scale stipple in all the background areas. It has really made the stars pop - I hope she likes it.

And this evening I finally finished Dad's notebook cover.

I'm really pleased with it - it's a bit oversized, but that means he can store other paperwork in the internal pockets.

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