Firstly a huge thank you to those people who have called, left messages or e-mailed me. I am slowly catching up on them all and will reply in the next few days your encouragement and support means the world to me.
I have always enjoyed stitching the work of others - Far more than I enjoy stitching my own designs (that speaks volumes) I think it is the fact that you can just sew without thinking about writing down instructions or thread colours as you go - There is no critiquing of your work on a daily basis as you question yourself or change your mind and end up reverse sewing.
So for my relaxation I joined 2 Block of the Months this year and this is my progress on the 1st one ":Chick Jubilee" designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. There are 6 blocks photographed here and I am currently working on Blocks 7 and 8. Block 9 will be out soon and then I will be in the home straight with this one. It is a gorgeous quilt and I have enjoyed stitching it each month. So much that I have signed up for the next Anne Sutton one which is Woodland Christmas - The first block of that one has arrived too and I have made a start on it.
I also signed up for Fat Quarter Shop's Mystery Block of the Month. Month 6 has just arrived but I have only put together 2 blocks at this stage. I hope to catch up over the Christmas break. I am not really a piecer so I signed up for this to challenge myself.
A few weekends ago I decided to use up the remainder of a Jelly Roll that I had sitting around - After just a few hours I had a flimsy finished. I am really pleased with it.
Then I decided to make another easy flimsy from a charm pack and 1/2. This time in Scrumptious. Both of these quilts have arrived back from quilting so I have to pop the binding on this week. So glad to have them finished !
And last week I put together these key rings to use as little christmas gifts for some of my cat loving friends. They were so easy to make but look so gorgeous !
And finally I am currently working on stitching up some gifts for my Wednesday night sewing girls. It is our Christmas Break Up day on Saturday and this is when we exchange gifts - I will be sure to take a photo before I gift them. What about you are you on track with your christmas sewing?
Hugs - Fee xx