Monday, 6 January 2014

Merry Christmas - 2

In January?  One Christmas just isn't enough for me, and this week we have been spending time down south with FH's family.

Back in March, I blogged about a scrap of swatch fabric I procured to match my FMIL's lovely new curtains.  I was going to make a cushion which matched the curtains to sit on their swanky new settee.  That was in March and on the 26th December, I finished the cushion!

I designed it in May, and made a mock-up cushion.  This was partly to practice and partly because I could not find the swatch for weeks.  I had put it in a "safe place".

Well, I finally finished it over the holidays (another of my 23rd December finishes) and gifted it this week:

And now in situ:

We're having a brilliant week visiting family and touring the county.  I was taken with a new stool in the house of FH's aunt.  She found it in a charity shop - isn't it lovely?  It's hand quilted across the top.

That is the end of all my Christmas project gifting, so onwards and upwards to 2014 projects!

This year I have some goals in mind.  Firstly, I need to finish up this quilt I started at the Stitch Gathering:

I don't like having more than one project on the go, so this is on my mind.

Secondly, I need to make my sister a purple quilt.  She has been most supportive of my interest in quilting, mainly because she is very keen to own one!  This year though, she is doing me an extra special favour by being a bridesmaid at my wedding, so it is only fair she receives an extra special gift.

Thirdly, I need to make some bunting with this cassette fabric for the wedding reception.

So, in January I plan to start the bunting (at least the design and five triangles) and continue my shopping spree in which I will collect all the purple fabric required to make a special quilt for my sister.

Better get cracking!

Linking up with Melissa of Bittersweet Designs for A Lovely Year of Finishes:

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And with Kelly of My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday


  1. I'm intrigued by the solids quilt...

  2. Love the stool. A bag with that kind of quilting would be good.

  3. that stool is such a treasure! I love it. And I love how the pillow looks with the curtains too!

    Thanks a bunch for linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. Love the stool. How fun is that? And that cassette fabric is super fun. It's nice to meet such an enthusiastic new quilter. Happy sewing!