Sunday, November 16, 2008

A little Christmas cheer!

Goodness, it's been a while!

ALL my special projects are finished and on their way to their final destinations. I still have some stuff to do to my latest effort for the doll quilt swap but I'll hopefully get that out of the way by the end of this week.

So after doing several projects that I couldn't show you I now have one that I will happily show off as I am thrilled with the way it has come out.

This idea came to me Thursday week ago. On Friday I raced into work and grabbed the fabrics and cut, arranged, re-cut, rearranged and finally machine stitched down all the circles.

A Christmas Project

Christmas Tree Quilt detail

I finished on Tuesday night and took it to the quilter on Wednesday who helped me choose the perfect quilting pattern.

Christmas Tree Quilt detail

I got it back on Friday and bound it with my favourite stripey binding.

Christmas Tree Quilt floral border

And here it is!

Christmas Tree Quilt detail

Actually it's only blog finished as I am handquilting the baubles, star and pot to make them pop a bit.

Christmas Tree Quilt detail

So look out for it if you visit Amitie as it will be in the window leading up to Christmas.

And in case you haven't seen all the photos floating about on other Melbourne craft blogs, here is my photo of the very lovely Amy Butler from Thursday night.

Meeting Amy Butler

That of course is Cathy with me. We loved the whole evening - Amy was just so interesting and relaxed and endlessly inspiring. Thanks again to the very fabulous people from Living Creatively - a really great night.

I leave you with a photo of my middle girl Lucinda who this week has overcome her fear of the swimming pool. Yippee and well done my girl!

My Lucinda