Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Psssstt....halfway there....

This months's North Pole stitchalong blocks (hosted by Val)
are ......

Welcome to the North Pole


and the Marble Shop

(which I changed to Balls- as you know I am a great lover of ball sports and I find it very hard to bend down to play marbles for some reason these days .... )


I will sew on the buttons balls at the end

Michelle asked me if I would like to try out some of her stitcheries as she goes along with some new designs.... of course asking me to do a stitchery or two is something I can't resist....


this is where I have got to so far with them..... they are very sweet ...
(sorry, a bit of a blurry picture)

My One Christmas item this month (hosted by Narelle) is also a design by Michelle... the pattern is for a cushion but I chose to make it into a mini quilt to go on my hanger...


I hand quilted in the ditch of the border and just around the snowman - gives him a bit of a cuddly tummy



It also happens to be a previous UFO so it will go into Sew It's Finished for this month

I was gifted a Christmas panel a while ago so I pulled it out and gave it an iron....


I love how they have made this so effective with the light colours around the baby Jesus....


..... all pinned and ready for a day of quilting... I will quilt around the picture lines in a mustard/gold thread

Righto, Gotto Go.... just a reminder that we are halfway to Christmas!

34 comments:

  1. lots of beautiful work there Maria,well done,have a good day my friend.xx

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  2. Lots of lovely Christmas treats at your house ... well done.
    Your snowman mini is a great idea!

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  3. Hi Fiona,
    You've made so much progress with your Christmas things. I love the blue and black fabric that's the background on your North Pole block. Lovely stitcheries too.
    Cheers, Anita.

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  4. You've been busy in your household on some wonderful projects! Have more fun quilting... :)

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  5. You are keeping very busy with lots of lovely projects on the go. hugs

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  6. Wonderful Christmas finishes!

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  7. You have made a lot of beautiful things and I love your panel, can't wait to see how it comes out.

    Debbie

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  8. Wow! Your North Pole is looking fabulous.

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  9. Your Santa is keeping fit through the summer I see. Your ball shop is gorgeous (just glad I read your post before making coffee!)

    Pretty snowman for your hanger and lovely stitches you're working on.
    Enjoy the quilting. And thanks for the timely reminder.

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  10. It's cold enough here today to make us feel we are at the North Pole, so that's a very appropriate picture!

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  11. Loads of Christmas fun! Great progress on the North Pole blocks. Love the idea of stitching some of Michelle's designs, too. They look lovely in blue.
    Great finish for the mini quilt for the hanger.
    It really is perfect weather to be stitching snowmen.

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  12. Beautiful Christmas sewing there Fiona, I love the mini!
    I am very interested to see what you do with the Christmas panel; I have one that looks very similar & I have no idea at all of what to do with it.
    Great NP block too, mr13 would love to go there, he loves ball sports!

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  13. Half way already??? eek
    Got to love the opportunity to see Michelle's designs first hand...

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  14. With Christmas just 6 months away, you are making great progress. Love your Snowman...actually I love everything! You have some wonderful projects going. Nola

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  15. Lots of lovely Christmas items, your two houses are gorgeous. Love your snowman stitchery too! Hugs Wendy

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  16. Lots of work being done! Love Michelles snowman too cute!!

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  17. Hello Fiona,

    Thanks for the thumbs up re Christmas, it is coming far too quickly. Your North Pole blocks are great.

    Happy quilting.
    Bev.

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  18. Love your NP blocks. The large Ric Rac looks great.
    Nice stitchery finishes too.

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  19. Thanks for the reminder (aaah). Lots of lovely stitching going on at your place.

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  20. Loving your 'North Pole'...stitcheries are looking good. You are certainly getting a head start.

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  21. Love all the stitching especially the North pole blocks. It looks like such a fun project

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  22. Lots of wonderful finishes. Love the blue stitcheries by Michelle. I am doing mine in red and green variegated. Hugs......

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  23. wow busy, busy!!
    loving your north pole blocks and your stitcheries are gorgeous

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  24. As always you have such beautiful stitchery to share with us.
    I dont know how you find all the time,

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  25. You sure have lots of Christmassy things on the go. The North Pole is looking good.

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  26. Loving your North Pole blocks, I have this pattern waiting at home for me. So much to look forward to.

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  27. You are going great guns with your North Pole blocks Fiona - I need to get a wriggle on with mine. Lovely new stitchery of Michelle's and I stitched her Mitten Mender recently too - hes very cute and yours is a lovely version.

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  28. Just loving all of the 'North Pole' blocks being created! Your xmas stitcheries are beautiful!!

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  29. What a lovely miniquilt you made.

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  30. Lovely North Pole blocks, your Santa is adorable :) Cute Christmas stitching too, your quilting is so effective. Gorgeous panel, so vibrant :)

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