As the year is fast drawing to a close, i wanted to take the time to share a little Christmas stitching with you.
First up is this sweet little prim redwork design by Cheri Payne.
As you can see i tweaked it a little by stitching it in red & green, and then i turned it into a small hanging, by adding a (log-cabin style) border.
The jumbo zig-zag along the bottom, was the final touch.. a small scrap which i finally found a use for.
here it is currently hanging on a spool cabinet in my studio..
it's one of those sweet prim designs that makes me smile every time i walk by it :))
the second project is December's SQT quilt challenge - a Christmas Star, designed by Kathy.
the star quilt is currently hanging on a lovely old corner cabinet in the kitchen.
The last Christmas project which i finished today, is another delightful Cheri design.
It was calling my name.. i ask you, who can resist basket designs??... not me lol!!
As per usual i tweaked it by using red, green & black thread and by adding a little kitty in the middle basket, just for fun :)) After i finished the stitchery i left it for a few days as i pondered on how to finish it.
Yesterday, i pulled out an old tin in which i keep leftover blocks. I'd forgotten just how many HST's were in that tin... before long i was laying a few out along the bottom of the stitchery.. yep, that'll work. A simple black border along the top and voila... i love how it turned out.
I couldn't resist taking a photo of it hanging in my pantry, surrounded by fairy lights :))
here's my sweet little Oscar.. the inspiration for the kitty in the basket (he loves hopping into empty baskets)..
the quilt is currently hanging on a ladder in my studio..
I had forgotten just how much fun it was to play with stitcheries.. i think i'll be making a few more in the New Year :))
on that note..
I'd like to wish you all a very Happy 'stitching' New Year..
i look forward to sharing many more fun-filled quilty adventures in 2017 :))