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February 2019


Well, that’s January over!!! For me January has been all about Christmas!!! My personal aim was to create all the pieces I had wanted to in November for Christmas, but I never had the time!!


So, I have created a new set of decorations for my Stair Garland all with a sewing theme, from embroidered hanging decorations, to those made with old wooden cotton reels and new thimbles!! To match with them I created a rag and ribbon wreath with wooden cotton reel decorations.

Then I made new stocking for Tony. I made his old one when we were first together over 25 years ago, from the small fabric samples we used to use to order mail order fabric. It had seen better days and yet I wanted to keep its ‘spirit’ with the new one, so I cut it up and incorporated it in the new one. And while I was at it, I made myself a new one!!!


I then finished the Polar Bear, made from 1” squares, it had been on the go for months but just not got finished – so, that’s a present for Christmas!!


The other project I had intended to complete before Christmas, which had been used in class demonstrations was the Stripy Quilt in Makower Scandi, neutral colours. I finally finished that and its packed away and ready for this Christmas.


That wasn’t the only quilt I completed, last term I had shown a Stitch n’ flip quilt-as-you-go squares using all my ‘leftover’ stripes of fabric – borders, bindings and joining stripes. I managed to make 16 blocks, I put these together and then created borders using calico and machine quilting with a walking foot and decorative stitches.


At the moment I am working on another quick stitch n’ flip quilt-as-you-go but irregular log cabins, the squares are all made and the borders quilted, just got to put it all together.


And finally, I have been making Hoop Art – very on trend!!!

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