I hope you have had a creative and productive week! Not too much creativity happened in this house…even with reduced internet time ;). But the chandelier is clean, and the ceiling fans got a good dusting, some plants in the yard got a trim to ready them for winter , so it was time well spent, although not as much fun as spending it quilting!
I have been working on my version of this month’s Christmas ornament. If you follow along in the Facebook group you know that this month the theme is birds, and Kristie designed a fun Partridge in a Pear ornament. ( For last month’s ornament you can go here, or for more information on the entire sewalong you can go here).
Here is a little peek at what I designed for this month:
For this month’s supplies you will want to gather the following if you want your ornament to look exactly like mine ( but please feel free to substitute anything at all to make these ornaments your own!):
- A piece of light colored fabric ( about 6 inches big)
- A piece of batting the same size
- A piece of green felt or wool about the same size
- embroidery floss in green, red, and black
- a piece of ribbon approx. 10 inches long, to match the embroidery floss ( so you choose)
And then you will ofcourse need your basic embroidery items, like a needle, scissors, and a small hoop. Next Monday I will reveal my pattern and give you full instructions! I have to say that I REALLY like how this ornament turned out so I hope you will feel the same!!
Other than the ornament I did a little bit of work on my Bee Happy blocks. They are turning out so cute and I was actually able to finish my very first row this week, after completing this little block:Here is the entire first row, already quilted and everything because that is my go-to method these days! ( A lot of people have been asking me about this method and I will be sharing a blog post about it soon!~ I predict you are going to LOVE this method!)I’m already thinking what else I might be able to make with the templates, because only making one quilt seems like a shame….so I’ll be putting on my thinking cap and hopefully coming up with some new ideas! I’m thinking a tablerunner or some placemats with some of these shapes would be adorable! Any suggestions for me?? Let me know in the comments!
I have long admired Sharon Blackman who is a British quilter. I love her whimsical style and have a Pinterest board pretty much dedicated to her work! Sharon offers workshops in England and I have always been envious of the people over there who could attend , so when she offered to do a course online I jumped at the chance! You basically get emailed the pattern and instructions, but I love how she includes a cake recipe and some music suggestions, just as if you are personally at a workshop with her.
Here is a little peek at my work ( yes, that is needle-turn applique!!). If you have followed me for a while, you probably know that I don’t do needle turn anything…no time, no patience, but I wanted to have the true Sharon Blackman workshop experience so am following the instructions to the letter :D. And I am actually enjoying the process….GASP! This is not promising that all my projects will be needle-turn from now on, but I might consider one or two projects…
Eventually my piece should look something like the little gal on the bottom. If you would like to check out Sharon’s work you can find her here.
Finally, I think it is about time for a giveaway! It has been awhile since I’ve done one and they are so much fun, don’t you think? I will be giving away a copy of Simply Vintage ( which I ended up having 2 copies of…..don’t ask!) It is the summer issue but I predict you are going to love it if you are a fan of whimsical, wool, folksy style. This giveaway is open to everyone everywhere, but I do ask that you subscribe to my blog ( if you are not a subscriber yet you can sign up right now on the right hand side of this page, right where it says ” follow this blog by email”).
To enter this giveaway please give me a suggestion ( in the comment section) of what else I might make with my Bee Happy templates….be creative! I will pick a winner by 12 midnight EST on September 27th, 2017. Good luck and happy creating!
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