Long time ago in Bethleham…

Well I think it was about July when I first say this block in Homespun.  I fell in love with it.  So I commenced at working out my background fabric and brought my cottons and stabilizer backing.  I traced the pattern every so carefully and started to stitch my first block.  Then to find the other fabric need to complete this quilt – all that worked so well together.  Each fortnight I waited for the next quilt – sometimes it didn’t come online when it should.  Cut the block, trace the pattern and iron the stabilizer on commence stitching.  In most cases I did have the blocks finished before the next one and there were some that I just cursed at with the thread not working my way.  But in the end, it came together with the binding now completed – it is now finished.  Thankyou very much Homespun and Natashia Curtin of Smee Designs for a wonderful quilt.  The only thing now is to do my label….Long Time Ago In Bethleham

 

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Christmas in Italy block 5

Christmas in Italy

Well it is finished – block number 5 in Christmas in Italy.  When doing this one I didn’t line the pattern up  correctly and had to retrace the pattern.  I’m really starting to think it feels like an Italian village.  Now to start and number 6 so I can get this one finished.  Oh so little time and so many quilts……

There’s a green frog in my pond

Well, there’s a little green frog in my pond.  He is so cute hanging in there using a lily stem.  I love how the shape of the lilys have turned out – I used glue to help the curving stay in place.  The stems were a bit challenging having to turn them inside out but they turned out so great.  This is one of the Quilt Aid blocks and I think you can still get them – just look on the website www.quiltaid.com.au. You will also find examples of how to finish the quilts.

Quilt Aid

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas

Hello everyone I hope you had a happy Christmas and New Year. I spent it with my children. I have almost finished Long Time Ago In Bethleham, had a little problem with finishing Twas the night before Christmas and am slowly catching up with Christmas in Italy and Fernhill which only means I have to get my act together. I am hoping to have Long Time Ago In Bethleham finished over the weekend. I hope you and yours had a wonder time and I’ll catch up again.