Tuesday, 24 December 2013

MiL's Quilt - The Finale

T'was the night before Christmas and the air was hot and dry.
All but one of nine lay their heads, while one snuck by
to plant a special gift under the Christmas tree
with a skip, a smile and a heart full of glee. 

This quilt has taken almost a year to create
and almost didn't happen due to a little mozzie mate
Thank goodness for the kindness of many new and old quilting friends of mine
That MiL's quilt was finished just in the St. Nick of time

For even though a little elf (me) let it slip
and gave her MiL a little peek
I hope that when she sees the final gift
It will give her a heart a generous lift

A special Christmas wish is sent from my heart
to ALL of you that took part
in the finishing of this quilt
You have saved me from being full of UFO guilt!

Now the prawns are shelled and the lobster split for the Christmas BBQ
A classic Aussie spread for our visiting English rellies, we are determined to do
We'll throw in a turkey in case they have a homesick panic attack
Dessert will be a fruit topped Pavlova and a Gingerbread Outback Shack

There'll be bombies in the pool and sparkling drinks
And a snooze on the couch me thinks
I'll end my attempt at rhyming here
and send you all best wishes and some good ol' Aussie Christmas Cheer!

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Thank you to the random strangers in the park that held the quilt up!

Quilt Stats:

Size: 80" x 80"
Wren Block
Nest Block
Knitting Block
Ballroom Dancing and Poppy block
Bookshelf Block
Tea Cup Block
Union Jack Block
Cross stitch "B" Block
Apple Pie Block
Long Arm Quilted by Marg from The Cove Quilting in Adross
Border Fabric
Binding Fabric - Flea Market Fancy


Saturday, 21 December 2013

Heart Cushion

Having MsMidge's cushion blog hop top of mind (loved all of it!) - I knew exactly what to make when a last minute 3 year old's birthday gift was in order.  

I couldn't face another day in the Christmas crushed shopping centres so I dusted off my sewing machine, cleared the kitchen table and got to work.

This little baby took me 2 hours to sew up and to be honest the tracing and cutting of the hot pink felt hearts took the most time.

It's a 19" square cushion, with a basic envelope back.  I made it from some spotlight fabric and felt that I've had sitting around for a while.

This cushion was my inspiration - I just adjusted it slightly to suit a 3 year old girl :)

Easy peasy lemon squeezy!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Farmers Wife WIP

The Farmer's Daughter has been especially busy this last week ...

Must take pictures straight ...
Farmer's Daughter - Block 32

Tending to the Duck and Ducklings ...

Duck and Ducklings - Block 28

and helping the Cats catch the Mice!

Cats and Mice - Block 17
Might try one in the 60's region next

Meanwhile, I've started hand binding MiL's quilt - just a mere 304" ... sheesh!

IG photo - @sewgiving

... no wonder so many of you prefer machine binding!



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