It's hard to believe it's been over a week since I last posted, especially since I have often had a needle and thread (or foot pedal) in my hands this last week. I've been helping with a few shop samples for my favourite little quilt shop lately..helping to get ready for the annual New Year's Launch. Lots of team work with one of us needleturning, someone else stitching, someone else piecing, quilting, binding and so on ---all on the same project (but not at once!!).
You can see from the photo that I have been doing some needleturn applique (that's a Gail Pan quilt)(see more of it here), and I just thought I would mention it as I saw a brilliant tutorial for the method I LOVE over at Marjorie's Applique Addict blog - be sure to read both posts of the tutorial or it wont make sense. This method takes all the fiddling out of needleturn applique - I have waxed lyrical over it before but you cant mention a good thing too many times, can you!!
This weekend, I have had the chance to make a Christmas present for my niece - now don't be too amazed as this is a LATE Christmas present, not an EARLY one!! I'll be seeing her this weekend so thought I had better get myself organised. As she is now flatting, I decided an oven mitt would be useful - I copied the style I like to use, rather than make one of the smaller 'hands' ones.
|Gorgeous cupcake fabric :-)|
I also added a strip of fabric to a hand towel to match. I just need to add a ring as a hanger at the top but haven't found something to use yet--Mum always used the old shoulder attachment off a discarded bra (from the days when you took all the useful bits off clothes before you put them in the ragbag or threw them out) but I don't think my niece would appreciate that even if I had one - bras are a bit different these days!!
I've also completed one more block of my Life is Beautiful (Hugs n Kisses) quilt, that's three down, many to go!!
|Cute little birds on this block. This pattern has transfers|
to use - nice and easy.