My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Getting distracted...

In spite of a myriad of pressing projects, I just couldn't help myself last night and put this wee fellow together—








It all started yesterday when YD decided she needed to make a Teddy Bear.
 
As I gathered materials for her (realising that all of our Teddy Bear making materials are down in Auckland with her sister) I decided she needed her own pin-cushion.
[If the truth be known I've been waiting for an excuse to make this pattern!]
[Sorry, ED, I guess you'll be needing one now!]

Last week I managed to complete my '12 Days of Christmas', the on-line mystery hosted by Temecula Quilt Co. in January.
Quilted and bound
Finished size - 14" x 18"
Quite like the 2 coloured outer border, gives it a point of difference.
  I quilted it with a clamshell pattern - even though I used a stencil I wasn't always even but good practise nonetheless!

So now it's back to my pressing projects - I'm planning a lock-in in my sewing cave today to try and make some  more progress.
Have a great day every-one and happy stitching, 

17 comments:

Wendy said...

Love that pin cushion!

Sue said...

That is so adorable! I love your little fellow. He's cute :)

Char said...

Love the bear pincushion and your stitchery is wonderful as your stitchery always is. Great work.

Michelle said...

Cute pincushion...and I love the colours in your mystery quilt too...
Blessings

Leeanne said...

Cute wee flowers.....these secret things we work on!
Hello cute teddy face.Hey you did a cool job of the little quilt, I like the two different coloured borders.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

I could never ever put at needle down in this cute face ;-))
And I´m in love with Your little quilt !

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

LOL...he is too cute!! You have a lot of beautiful projects there.por

Marion B. said...

So cute, i almost wish for a daughter myself hihi.

Kath said...

haha too cute! Love your little quilt too, and lovely clamshells.

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous pincushion. Would have been fun to make.
Lovely little quilt and your clamshells look good.
Ah that is what I NEED to do.Lock myself in the cave to clean it.LOL

AnitaS said...

What a very nice pincushion is it.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Very cute pincushion and I love your 12 days of Christmas quilt, very gorgeous. Your stitching looks so beautiful too.

Nicky said...

Cute teddy! Can't blame your ED for wanting one too.
Those yellow flowers look intriguing too. Hope your Waitangi weekend was a great one!

Carrie P. said...

the teddy bear is adorable. Congrats on your finish. Lovin' those yellow flowers.

Karen said...

A very sweet pincushion and I love the 12 Days of Christmas too!

Josie said...

Wow!! Your french knots are sublime! How do you get them so neat? Gorgeous stitching. Super cute pin cushion too but no way could I stick pins in him... it's cruel. I'm starting a small wall hanging... if mine turns out half as nice as yours I'll be chuffed as muck!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Very beautiful Quilt, and so tiny little blocks, a great work and I like your quilting too!
The pin-cushion is so cut!!!
Wonderful stichery, and perfect french-knots, I looking forwar to see more of that ☺
Liebe Grüße
Bente