Monday, November 30, 2009
Last night I finished putting the binding on the little Christmas quilt I have been working on. The name of the quilt is "Christmas in Baltimore designed by Mimi Dietrich. The quilt was featured in the Sept//Oct. 2007 edition of Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. Evidently I ordered the kit in 2007 and then pieced the quilt top in 2008. I used gold metallic thread to do the stippling around the border of the quilt and around the outside and inside of the center and corner blocks round floral designs. I'm going to keep this little quilt on the dining room table.
Found the perfect center piece on sale 60% off at Hobby Lobby.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Last December 2008 I pieced this little quilt top and now quilting it by machine. I have finsihed all the quilting using my machines walking foot. I used matching thread for the blocks that have color. I am using gold metallic thread for the free motion quilting of the background fabric around the flower wreaths and border which I havn't finished yet. I used thread in the bobbin to match the backing on the quilt.
Each year I start at least one new Christmas project. About 2 weeks ago I started making a felt Christmas wreath using a Bucilla kit I bought last year. I've made Bucilla kits for ornaments and stockings in the past and very much enjoyed the projects of felt with all the sequins and beads. When this is finished it will have a small battery operated string of miniature lights on it. I will hang this inside the house when it is finished. I took a picture of the wreath from the kit photo to show how it will look when finished. I've just about finished attaching all the holly and berries then the next step will be the bow and last the ornaments. Will post a picture when the bow has been completed.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Last Christmas I started another quilt top. I ordered this pattern
from http://www.crabapplehillstudio.com/ titled "Merry Little Christmas".
The picture is traced onto fabric, colored with crayons and then embroidered. I had been stitching on this during my breaks and lunch hours at work. I just finished with the embroidery and beads this past week. I plan to start piecing the quilt top soon.
I ordered the perfect fabrics for the top, backing and binding from
I finished stitching all the seams after I pieced the quilt top.
Now I've decided I want add beads to the quilt top. Not heavy beading.
Just enough to add some interest. I might add some embroidery motifs as well but will decide on that after the bead work is finished.
I have another project I may starting working on soon for Christmas so I may put this one away until next year.