Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Some more quilts completed/nearly completed

This as you go quilt is a Christmas present for a family friend (male) I was very pleased with it as I haven't used this method since I was at TAFE in the early 80's.
The quilt was made entirely from my stash as I am trying to dwindle it down a bit.

I purchased this scrap bag of flannels from Keepsake Quilting in the USA and put it aside to make next year for myself but as it was so cold last week here it is finished and in use.It was lovely sitting under it whilst I tied it, the backing is polar fleece and without any batting.

This quilt replaces a very similar one I made about 12 years ago, that gets used every evening from May until September (usually);this year I'll probably be using it in December!

This is yet another quilt top made in the last couple of weeks, designed by Pam and Nicky Lintott in their book Jelly Roll Quilts.

This I spy quilt is for a little boy who will be turning 1 in April next year

I have made 2 new table runners for Christmas in the last couple of weeks, the star one for my dining table and the other for my table in the lounge room.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Party

Yesterday my patchwork group travelled to The Blue Mountains ( 1 hour east of Bathurst) for our Christmas Party - High Tea at the Carrington Hotel in Katoomba and just look at the food accompanied by Champagne and a pot of gourmet tea each


Mind you this was scheduled for 2.30PM and we left Bathurst at 8AM stopping at the Victory Theatre in Blackheath for breakfast.


Breakfast was followed by much shoppping at Blackheath,Leura and Katoomba

Christmas Decorations

Then around the television I have my collection of angels surrounding the nativity scene, so we don't forget the meaning of Christmas.Many of the angels were given to me in angel/mortal swaps with SCQuilters and as gifs from friends who know my love of angels.

Christmas Decorations

This is the first Christmas I have put up most of my decorations for 5 years, I do love Christmas and all the decor of Christmas.This some of my Santas that flood the house in December every year,some are nearly 40 years old.