Wednesday, 5 December 2012

It is very nearly Christmas at our house!



It's official... we bought a tree! Just waiting on the local shop to deliver it (which they do for free, got to love that) then we can decorate. Good job I have made a start on some decorations this week.

completed



- Festive garland - I made this after seeing the tutorial at Ellison Lane Quilts by Adrianne of Little Bluebell. With no die cut machine I had to hand cut the circles and in my haste may have folded the felt over a couple of times so I could cut more than once circle at a time - they're not perfect but in the grand scheme of things I think it'll still look pretty. It's hard to see in the picture but the thread is metallic so it has a cool sheen to it, which will look nice with the tree lights.



As recommended by Adrianne, I have wrapped the garland around some cardboard so it stays neat until I use it.


- Paper pieced Santa decorations - pattern available here




- Kids 'Good' reward chart




in progress:

- English Paper Piecing, my first hexies (I have been doing Rose Stars for a while but that was my initial try at epp and I've never done normal hexies before). I had planned to make placemats with these but, to be totally honest, I'm not sure we're that organised or formal in this house and I don't think they'd get much use. Much better to recover a cushion I don't like instead!




- A new quilt. Perhaps not the best time to start working on a new quilt but I couldn't help myself. I've had the fabric for this one since before I started blogging (I started quilting about a month before I blogged) but now I have a great reason to finally make it. Unfortunately I am keeping this under wraps and it's part of a bigger plan. I can share it some time next year but may show sneak peeks before then if I can't contain myself! For now I'll call it the May quilt.


no progress:

- Rose Stars
- HFWYG? QAL
- Blogger's BOM
- Braid Quilt
- granny blanket

stats
completed: 3
new projects: 2
in progress: 7


Linking up:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



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10 comments:

  1. Darling Good Reward Chart! I also really enjoyed the garland tutorial over on Ellison Lane too. Reminds me of a necklace I found at a flea market once, that I realized later was made with a hole puch and different colored styrofoam egg cartons.

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  2. Darling Good Reward Chart! I also really enjoyed the garland tutorial over on Ellison Lane too. Reminds me of a necklace I found at a flea market once, that I realized later was made with a hole puch and different colored styrofoam egg cartons.

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  3. You have lots of fun things going on at your house!

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  4. I just love those Santas! Where is that pattern hiding? You have done a great job of them!
    One day I will make one of those garlands too. So much potential there. lol Great job! Looks terrific!

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  5. I love your hexies. And your Santa's are fantastic. Not even thinking about Christmas decorations until after my exam next Friday!

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  6. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

    More great makes and what a secret squirrel you are!

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  7. I loved that garland tutorial and I am sure yours will look great on your tree. I am thinking of making some to use on the banister on my stairs. Your hexies are so pretty!

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  8. Your paper-pieced Santas caught my eye because my mother made those for my children way back in the 1980's. How cool is that!!!

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  9. I love your garland and the decorations. Your hexies are gorgeous, as is the fabric for your secret quilt!

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