This month, I made another zipper pouch using the YouTube tutorial by the Missouri Star Quilt Company. This is the front side.
And this is the back. I just love this snowman print. I wish I could remember the name of the fabric. It sparkles with glitter. It's hard to believe Christmas is a little less than 4 months away. Wishing you all very productive workshop time in September. -Renee
This zipper pouch will be added to my gift box this month. It was created with a crazy quilt block I made in 2013 and finally finished off. It features a cross-stitched house that was part of the "Cozy Winter Twilight" pattern in the Stoney Creek Country Living Collection booklet and some of my 1st attempts at tutorials in Diana Lampe's book Embroidery for all Seasons.
I am afraid I only added 1 seam to the stocking I am working on for my son this month. I hope to finish the embellishments in August. Thank you so much for providing the Workshop for us, Narelle. The motivation it provides - especially with Christmas sneaking up so quickly - is appreciated. -Renee
This month I made progress on a crazy quilt stocking for my eldest son. The first addition was "Magical Ride" from the Stoney Creek Collection: Cool Friends Book 211. I stitched the mirror image of the chart so it would better fit a patch on the stocking. I used waste canvas to keep the stitches even. It was my first time using Kreinik Blending Filament. To be honest, it seemed a bit like embroidering with Christmas tree tinsel. I love pizazz it added. It was also my first time using a Turkey Stitch to make the fringes at the end of the scarf.
This is the pieced stocking prior to embellishment.
In my last update, I thought my Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM would be a Christmas gift project. However, I learned that the BOM goes through next February. That means it will be a birthday gift instead, so the updates will not be shared here in the workshop. There are only 6 months until Christmas, so I need to get busy. (So many plans, so little time...) -Renee
Nothing like the feeling of a new project ... do I have lots of "started projects"? YES 😆 I always have something I feel like working on ... or that's my excuse.
This one is 'A Holly Cottage Christmas' by Michelle Ridgway and is for a Stitch-a-long group. Lots of inspiration to keep at it! and I can share each month in our workshop 😊 So far I've been doing lots of prep and need to quickly finish the applique/stitching for the first block.
This months item is another little gift bag. This time the embroidery is "Candles" which I coloured in, but the bag pattern is the same.
I have now added it to the gift box so I am in good shape for Xmas. Thanks Narelle for the encouragement to make a gift / item each month.
My husband keeps telling me he needs a new quilt. The last one I made for him is threadbare and well loved. So, when I discovered the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month at Sew Incredibly Crazy, I decided to join the fun and make the quilt as a Christmas gift. (Hopefully in 2017, not 2018. We'll see.) Our family is full of Oregon State University fans, so the orange and black theme seemed fitting. This is block 2. I still need to fill in the license plate, but have not decided what I want it to say. Until then, this block is done. In April, I aim to spend at least 10 minutes a day on my Winter/Christmas Wall Quilt. It may be the only way I motivate myself to finish quilting it with snowflakes. I hope to have progress to show on it next month, as well as blocks 1 & 3 from the Sun, Sand and Sea Block of the Month. Wishing you all a productive month in April. Renee