Monday, December 30, 2013

What I've been up to on my holidays....

 I've been wanting to make this quilt up for simply ages so I was determined that these holidays I'd get started on it, this one block turned into.......
 25 blocks, which turned into.......
 5 Rows of pretty presents......
 Which then morphed into this flimsy :) I've just finished making up the binding and it's now ready to head off to the quilters in the New Year, so hopefully I'll have it done and dusted for Christmas 2014 Woooo Hooooo...... I just love this fabric range "12 days of Christmas" it's so cheery and Christmassy :)
 I've also been inspired by Sharon to start back onto cross stitch, nothing too elaborate but very Christmassy as well I seem to have a theme running here lol.....I have a few more Christmas cross stitches I'm planning on working on over the coming weeks in preparation for Christmas 2014......please tell me I'm not the only one doing this Christmas planning so early????
 I also wanted to show you the three Christmas candle mats I made for gifts this year, a simple disappearing 9 patch block :)
I also made this block keeper up  using Tilda fabrics as my sister's main present (besides the crocheted blanket I had been making her throughout the year)  I wanted to surprise her with a little something besides the blanket and I think I succeeded, now to get onto the one I'm making for myself  in red & white with a touch of old gold :)
I'll be  back with photo's of the gifts I made and sent to my Christmas swap partners in the next day or so :)

16 comments:

Heather said...

WOW! Lots of lovely work at your place. I love everything so much I can't choose a favourite.

Christine M said...

No, you're not the only one Barb. I've already started a Christmas stitchery and have prepared another one too! I love your flimsy. Those fabrics are gorgeous.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Definitely no the only one working on Christmas 2014 things :o)mind you Im not quite as organised as you though. hugs

KERYN B said...

Barb you are off and running for next year and your quilt is beautiful can't wait to see it once it is quilted.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful Barb! No you are not alone... do we need help??? Perhaps you get a discount for group therapy! Lol!
Hugs xx

shez said...

wow Barb i want to mak this one as well,i love it,well done on all your lovely projects there Barb,hope you are enjoying the holidays and yes i started already planning gifts for next year.xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

So many beautiful projects, they are all gorgeous.

The Patch Craft said...

Great work, I am getting organised early too, off to trace of some candle mats ready for sitting at swimming lessons and soccer training.

Farm Gate Creations said...

What a fabulous star, I love your pressie blocks, they are very sweet.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have been a busy girl....all projects look amazing..

Susan said...

The gift quilt is gorgeous.....those colours lovely with the white. Love your little cross stitch too. No Christmas planning here, I need to catch my breath first!

Leanne said...

Your new quilt is beautiful Barb, I made this one last year and its definately a favourite. Happy New Year.

Ondrea said...

Love the pressies quilt! I must complete my Red Brolly Christmas quilt soon. Crossstitch is great but takes so much longer, I have a couple half done from about a decade ago that need to dragged out and finished.

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Karen said...

That is such a great quilt. Glad you found time to make it. You put me to shame because I have those fabrics sitting in my stash and should have also used them by now.
Will you hand or machine quilt it?

Melody said...

Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing and catching up with you too Love and Hugs

marina said...

your holidays have been very productive. Love your new flimsy, what a great design.
Cross stitching is a lovely distraction from other crafting, a very pretty pattern too.
Your block keeper looks wonderful, the one you made for yourself is great too.