Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Only 3 months to Christmas

..and everyone goes into a spin.

A few months ago, I saw this awesome tutorial on Missouri Quilt Company Tutorial on how to make a tree skirt. This is something that I have always wanted, but until now had not seen something that I liked.

With this in mind, I went down to the local Quilt shop and this is the material that I chose.


After cutting the 5 inch squares, I had a lot of fun moving them around until I got it how I wanted it to be.



I've not quilted my quilts before. A few done with straight lines or squares, but never wiggles. Here is the result of a whole day of neck pinching and arm aching sewing.

  
Front


Back  

After trimming off the edges, I then had to actually cut right up the middle and cut a hole out, I was surprised at how brave I was.



All finished. I may not have anything else ready for Christmas, but at least I will have the tree skirt all done and ready to go :D

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Dresden Plate up-date

April post  <-- Back in April I posted about the start of my Dresden Plate quilt.

The four plates turned into nine. The background is a navy blue floral on a black background. Each plate is slowly being hand stitched to the background. Slow process and not as easy as I thought it would be.





Three down, six to go :D