DID I MAKE A CHRISTMAS QUILT?
November 16, 2011 by Teje
… I guess I did, even I had planned something else …
Many days I had a pillow in my mind. With a pocket. But where were my pockets? Finally I found them and started to puzzle with the fabics.
First I coloured my canvas and still didn’t know what else to ‘paint’ there …
Some stitching for sure … some raw edge applique which I love to do! You see I found my small coocie cutters, too (I had lost the smallest)! I tell you later where they were.
And in the middle … what … it needs something.
Nelli: No, not that stupid ribbon! You have to think something better!
… she was right and later I found the tree and we were both happy with that!
So now I guess you can see that this one just didn’t like to fit in the measurements of a pillow but to be a small wall quilt with free size! I gave up and let it be a Christmas wall quilt.
The truth is that I hadn’t planned to make any Christmas quilt, not big, not small. 28.11 – 2.12 there is a Christmas Quilt Show at Sewcalgal - so now I can join it!
This is quite small quilt – 19,5″ x 18,5″ (49 x 47 cm), but still looks fun folded like a big quilt!
And the pocket, you ask … the pocket is really important when waiting the Christmas …
There is hidden the small suprise, present, sweet … perhaps for each day in December till Santa Claus finally arrives!
Often my works find they way during the process and I don’t know in the beginning how they exactly will be … all the time new ideas … sometimes not enough and sometimes too many.
Could you believe that yesterday I had to take out my Christmas decorations?! I had lost the smallest coocie moulds and just couldn’t remember where I had used them last time. I missed them from the day I started those small Christmas quilts! And then one evening I knew where they are …
Last year I made these crochet decorations …
We have had many rainy and really cold days (for this time of the year) and also internet had now and then problems. Today it’s better and Nero and the girls were so happy to run and play outside!
Thank you for your visit and I hope you don’t feel too cold! I’m so happy to hear from you and always enjoy reading your sweet comments – thank you for taking the moment for writing!