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Life is crazy chaos at the moment but despite that I actually have finishes to show! This month the le challenge theme was X, we had a brilliant guest post from Mr X Stitch and it was the perfect excuse for me to get back to doing some cross stitch. I had some amazing favourites on Etsy but decided to stitch up this great pattern from Plastic Little Covers:
It seemed so appropriate for my life right now and I think it's really pretty. I changed the recommended colours because I'm loving peach at the moment and I will be framing it and hanging it above my dressing table.
I have my eye on more of Lauren's patterns - especially this one. Do check out her shop, she has beautiful patterns, hilarious quotes and I want to make them all! Also the pattern printed really nicely and was nice and large so easy to follow. I did mess up somehow but it was worth unpicking it and I'm really happy with my finished stitching!
If you like modern cross stitch patterns you might also want to look at the following shops (I haven't bought from these yet but they all have patterns I've 'favourited' so I can buy them in the future!):
StephXStitch (warning - there are rude words!)
Now this was completely unplanned but I also finished binding my Arizona + x quilt this week. It's actually living at work at the moment because I'm teaching a class next week and I only had time for a couple of quick snaps and couldn't get the whole quilt in one picture:
I've decided I don't like the machine quilting I did though. I used slightly lofty poly wadding and it just went too puffy for my liking so I will be unpicking that and doing more hand quilting on it instead... any excuse!
So have you finished anything with a X theme recently? If so come and link up on the le challenge blog for a random chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop to spend on anything you like and a rainbow bundle of zips from Rickety Rose Crafts - you get to chose any 25 colours and sizes of the closed-end zips!
at Quilt Matters this week,
so check that out but you have to see the hilarious video linked on the TGIFF blog - Taylor Swift + 80s aerobics = hilarity!
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts