I've tried to keep my mind focused this week as I tend to get a little sidetracked by so many wonderful ideas and different projects. I've finished off a few projects and have drawn my new characters for a farm quilt that I've been meaning to make for quite a while. I've even managed to keep on top of the cleaning!
Here is a photo of a quilt that I finished fairly recently (not made this week but at least I got around to taking a photo!) - it is based on a safari quilt that I made for a Christening gift and had lots of fabric left over so I thought I would create one in a different style with a couple of additional characters. I'm really pleased with the result.
This week I managed to finish two Christmas stockings that were customised and personalised for two young children. I hope they are as pleased with them as I am.
I also made the bag with the pattern and materials given away by a member of the Rocheberie Quilters group last week - the bag is for a leuikaemia charity and only took a few minutes to put together - I'm definately going to make one for myself! It comes with a little pouch which can easily be fitted inside a small handbag.
Whilst at Rocheberie Quilters I fell in love with a bag that a mother and daughter attending the group had made. The bag was called a 'squishy bag' from Kona and I wasted no time when I got home to google a company that sells the pattern and fabrics. A couple of years ago I bought two charm packs from the same company that has been in my stash awaiting such an idea as this. The pattern arrived on Wednesday and I managed to do all the cutting out straight away. The quilting was done yesterday (Thursday) and the bag was finally completed today (Friday). It's gorgeous and I would really love to keep it but alas this one is promised as a Christmas present. Oh well I shall just have to make another!!
It has masses of space inside ...
What else this week; I'm just about to start cutting the fabric for a new farm quilt which I will post pictures of - again another applique piece with a bit of a departure for me; Also lots of walks with Henri my Jack Russell!
Keep well and happy.