This week I decided to sort my quilt tops. I am hoping to do some of my own quilting over the holiday season....
I bought this bolt of wadding a couple of years ago and this is the first time I have opened it! I like to get a bolt although it is pricey but then I can cut to the exact size I want. Also any left over pieces are all from the same quality and kind of fabric so I can join them.
I also had a stash of backing fabrics - having bought metreage when I saw some on sale - again some time ago!!! Some of the quilts already had their backings with them.
Out came the quilt tops (you know some of them have been in there so long I had forgotten I had made them!) It's like greeting old friends!
I am a bit embarrassed to admit there are 13 quilt tops there..... but one step closer to getting completed as they all have wadding and backing put aside for them
There is not much left of the bolt of wadding now. This includes a couple of Christmas quilts - I aim to do one of them this coming week!
Mr Postie visited with this beautiful card and ornament from Karen.... thank you so much - I do treasure my handmade ornies more than any others I have....
I was so excited to see a finger lime on my little bush..... can you see it - its almost black its such a dark red.... I'm looking forward to it ripening up a bit (it's about 4cm long) .... lots of flowers so I hope next season it will be loaded with fruit ..
We are expecting an extra two little boys for Christmas (our two grandieboys from Melbourne are coming up with their Dad)
So this week I made up a couple of Santa Sacks to sit at the end of their beds on Christmas Eve.... I need to purchase some cord to tie the tops...
I usually favour buttonhole stitch but this time I free motioned raw edge in black - It gives a scribbly look I quite like - but most of all it was ultra quick!
These are freebie designs from talented (and generous) Toni. The reindeer is from a few years back but the Santa can be found HERE . There is also a summer version Santa with a surf board!
Thank you Toni - I do love your patterns and these were exactly what I needed at short notice!
Treadle and I had a play and I now have 50 x 4 piece diamond shapes ready and waiting. I now need to cut bigger diamonds to go with these.
My youngest daughter (widget's mum) turned 30 this week. Gosh. She is a strong and generous person and a wonderful mother (and daughter). This was at a yummy dinner out together the night before her birthday. Widget left the next day to go and meet other side of his family in New Zealand.... wonderful. I'm sure he will come back with lots of stories.
Righto, Gotto Go..... I am going to pin a quilt!
Have a wonderful weekend.... xx