Saturday, 10 December 2011

Christmas QAL Party - Post 3

It's time I showed you all what I achieved during the Christmas QAL days.  This will be a photo-heavy post I think.

 This flimsy is a Christmas present for myself.  I have always wanted to make a Drunkards Path quilt, but was put off by the cutting of all those curves.  Then I got my Go! cutter and borrowed the DP die from my friend QuiltHaze and the cutting was done so quickly it was great.  This is still a flimsy, but I have made the backing and the binding, so it's all ready for quilting now..
 This is my version of Scatty Christmas stars, which I know quite a few of you have been making.  I'm ashamed to say that mine is still unquilted, although the backing and binding are ready and I've even cut the wadding for it!





This is my Christmas Wreaths quilt.  I saw the pattern Over and Under in Kim's book (Scrap Basket Sensations) and knew I had just the right fabrics for it.  Guess what though?  It's not yet quilted, even though the backing, wadding and binding are ready.





All of my snowmen have been put together in a quilt top,








which I'm ashamed to say is still not finished.








 This little quilt has been finished and sent off to a friend.  I hope she likes it.







 Another one finished and on its way.
 This is also a present which is in the post.
 I decided to treat myself to a wreath topper too.  I will hopefully finish this one today.
 These cute little stitcheries are probably going to become a couple of wall hangings.  The patterns were from Lesley Boost She issued a pattern each week as a sewalong.  Thanks so much Lessley.
Finally, this is what I intend to work on this evening. This is a pattern from Michelle and the rabbits.







Crikey, just writing this, I am exhausted! I must confess, I am seeing a bit of a pattern here though.  Perhaps I should make next year the Year of the Finishes?

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20 comments:

  1. Very impressive array of projects Sue! I am so envious of your accomplishments.

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  2. You really accomplished a lot throughout the year! So many beautiful projects and gifts. It's so much fun to see all of them in one post.

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  3. Sue, don't dwell on the unfinished aspect of the work you do. Instead, celebrate all these marvelous starts!! You should feel really good about accomplishing so much! And you know you will finish them at some point, so that will feel good, too!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  4. Forgot to mention that I did join the Christmas quilt-along group...sounds like fun! ;-)

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  5. and this is just what you've done on QAL days! Quite exhausted reading it all; love your redwork snowman top, and also the little green trees that you are still working on.

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  6. Oh my, you've gotten so much done! They are all wonderful.

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  7. Sue, you're already on your third post and I just got here. Better late than never. Beautiful Christmas stitches and quilts.

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  8. Well, I think what you have done is just fabulous! You are very creative, and I must admit that I envy your discipline at sitting at the machine and creating things!! I have plenty of time to do sewing, but alas health issues do stop me at times. Oh, also, I tried to join your Christmas QAL and "it" didnt let me?? Any ideas on how I can still be part of it? Or maybe I should just wait until next year now? Hugs n Blessings from Sue in Oz xx

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  9. Sue, your Christmas projects are wonderful. I loved the first three quilts, then I saw the stitcheries, and loved them too, then I saw the wreath topper, and loved that...and on and on! Wow! A wonderful year of projects! Thanks for a wonderful quilt show!

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  10. My goodness you have certainly been busy! I think I'll have to be more diligent in participating in the Christmas Quilt Along and maybe I'll finish more too. I love your Drunkard's Path and the setting you used for your snowmen stitcheries.

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  11. Wow! you got so much done! I'm all linked up now blogger has loaded some pics :)

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  12. At least it's the "right" sort of exhaustion :0). Now you just know that a year of finishing stuff is never gonna happen......there's too much tamptation out there to start something else haha.

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  13. Wow, Sue.....it is hard to comment on all of the wonderful project you have shown us, the stitcheries are just wonderful....well..it is all wonderful!

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  14. So many wonderful projects. I've been wanting to make a Drunkards Path quilt also but have been scared of all those curves.

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  15. LOL, at least a finish a month, how about that?

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  16. I love your embroideries Sue. I saw the sewing girl one over at Mary's blog, she lves it. Please tell me where I can find this pattern, I really like it and would like to stitch it myself.

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