Sunday, 13 December 2009

Oh what a week!

It's been a busy week that's for sure. To say I've been a little focused on finishing some Christmas projects is an understatement!

So, last weekend, along with a little focusing help from Pat Sloan and her Holiday Finish It Up weekend, I managed to get these little gift bags made. Thanks to a pattern from Moda Bakeshop.

And these three too! Some have already made it to their recipients, others have yet to be packaged up.
I managed to get my mums quilt pieced together, loaded it up on the frame Saturday morning, and began the quilting. I finished the quilting Thursday morning. This included going back and doing the triangles I missed in my haste to take it off the frame to turn and do the horizontal sashing strips.

I've got the binding on, and am sewing it down by hand at the moment.
I've got 3 table runners pieced. (but can only find pics of 2 of them) This one is the bonus one, made with the left overs of the strip sets from the Amy Butler pinwheels runner below. This was quilted with a variegated thread from Aurifil. It was beautiful to quilt with, and lovely soft subtle colours.

This is the Amy Butler runner, pattern courtesy of Quilt Dad, who designed it for Moda Bakeshop using a Honeybun. As I don't have any, I cut into my stash and went from there.

I made this one as a birthday/Christmas gift for a friend. I finished piecing the runner on Thursday morning, loaded the two runners in the afternoon and got them quilted. I put on the binding in the evening. Phew

It was hard to get a good pic of the quilting late into the evening, but this gives you an idea.

The gift was given Friday morning, and I am so pleased my friend absolutely loves it!
The postman has made several deliveries, one a huge box almost as big as me, can you guess what it might be?
Another are these gorgeous threads from Aurifil, all 50 wt mako cotton. I can't wait to compare them with the 40 wt, which I love.

Today, we were preparing and packing bags for my daughter to go on her school trip to Germany tomorrow. How do you know which is your suitcase when it's in with 50 other kids? Well, yours is the only one with a hand made luggage label of course!

She chose the fabrics, something bright that could not be missed.

I'm pretty pleased with the results, not bad for something I came up with from scratch!
So it's been a busy week, I also got a simple Holiday runner put together, quilted my foundation Santa's, and made a Christmas stocking.

Happy Quilting!


sweetypie said...

prolific by name prolific by naturedo you ever stop?

beth said...

Wow! you have been busy! love that big quilt for your mom!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I am so impressed. The bags are wonderful, as for the tablerunners your stash worked fantastically. I have nearly finshed my current C&G module, with help from Tina. How about you?

Tracey said...

You've had those big knickers on again I see .... blinkin' amazing girl! I love everything!

kwiltmakr said...

Wow, you have been busy. Lovely job on the quilt, table runners and bags. Whew.

Lis said...

Love the bow around the quilt - such pretty presentation, am going to copy (if that's ok).