The time has come again where we are entering into fall and very soon Christmas will come knocking on our doors! I missed sewing a Christmas project last due to Edith’s PSLE (well, my resolution is to sew a Christmas project every year!). Therefore, I must stick through to my resolution this year!
Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m sewing for Christmas. It’s the “Joys of Christmas” wall quilt featuring the “12 Days of Christmas” fabric collection by Anni Downs of Hatched & Patched.
When I first set my eyes on this gorgeous collection months ago, I was absolutely head over heels in love with it! Primitive Christmas theme + my favourite classic Christmas Carol…what more can I ask for? The quilt panel is absolutely beautiful!
I’ve started working on this exciting new project since last weekend. So far, I’ve had all fabrics cut and organised and the stars appliqued onto the respective fabrics. Piecing starts this weekend and should not take any longer than 2 weeks to complete!
|The 5 appliqued squares which will go into the quilt
|Snapshot of the “12 Days of Christmas” collection for quilt
|Gorgeous quilt panel featuring the 12 Days of Christmas
After a long labour of 8 hours, Melly was finally born to Mummy Vivien, to the delight of all present! Here’s her birth announcement:
Date of birth: 29 August 2013
Time of birth: 0115 hrs
Welcome to the world, my darling Melly!
I’m always fascinated with owls, especially cute stuffed owls. How best to satisfy this owl-craze of mine than making one myself! I recently bought a quilting book which comes with an owl toy pattern, with easy to follow instructions. Seems manageable as it’s my first attempt making a stuffed toy.
The pattern uses the applique method & some simple sewing. I’ve finished cutting up the shapes and piecing the appliqués together using the fusible web method.
This is Melly the Owl and it says “Hi”!
After working hard for the past two weeks, I’ve finally completed the appliqué coasters. Yeah!
I’ve kept the design plain & simple due to time constraints, as I need to complete them in time. However, I like what I see. Simplicity is good! This is a great weekend project for busy professionals like me. Not only is it cute, it’s also pretty easy to sew!
I should be running to the post office to have them mailed out to Ginny in USA over the next 2 days. Hope she likes what I’ve made!
I took opportunity of the long weekend over the National Day holidays to catch up on my sewing. Was working hard on the appliqué coasters & they are near completion!
This is such a fun & easy project and I hope to be able to complete them by this weekend. The coasters are reversible, which make them all more meaningful. I’ve just finished quilting the top & sewing on the borders, which I’ll share in my next posting.
Here are the completed blocks…
I’ve started working on the appliqué coasters swap by The Quilting Gallery and things are looking good so far! Michele just linked us up with our swap partners and mine is Ginny, a great quilter from Texas, USA. Looking forward to receiving the gorgeous coasters from her!
This is a great swap to be in, cos the coaster pattern is so cute! I’ve just cut up all the appliquéd pieces and ironed them on to the background fabric using the fusible web method.
Check out the photos below! I’m targeting to finish them up in two weeks time & will update my blog as I progress.
The Quilting Gallery is organising yet another exciting quilt swap. This time, it’s a swap for four beautiful reversible coasters entitled “The Little Buddy coasters”. I’ve just signed up, and hope everyone joins me too!
The coasters finish at 5″ squared and are designed by Vicki Ruebel from the Quilting Lodge exclusively for this swap.
For more information and registration details, check out http://quiltinggallery.com/quilters-fun/applique-coasters-swap/.
Stay tuned to my blog for updates!