Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas ... and a last minute present :)

I did tidy up on Sunday and it spurred me on to make an extra last minute gift for dear niece (yes, that's my niece who has more of my Quilty creations than anyone else - including me!) I have made her a coffee table quilt out of some fun Christmas fabrics I had in my stash.

A couple of hours to piece, an hour to wiggly line quilt it and a couple of hours on the binding:

She'll love it! 

Also, I had previously made the 144 HSTs to make a quilt for my frolleague ... inspired by this photo of her rug:

And had such fun placing them - I really did think about each and every one and where it should go (I would like to be more random but, like many of my quilty friends, I just can't let it go!) 

I made the first row - 4x4 - only two more to go - can't wait to finish this up:

And then there was no stopping me - I made some Reindeer napkins too:

Nick's Mum and sister will be here in half an hour; we're having a light bite to eat (in the kitchen - got to save the big table for tomorrow!) then Mum is staying over until Boxing Day. Tomorrow, there will be 7 of us for Christmas Day ... can't wait to have our dear family with us for our first Christmas in our new home:

Linking up with a delightful quilter and friend, the lovely Lorna:

Sew Fresh Quilts

Merry Christmas, I hope you have a most wonderful day, however you are spending it. Blessings to you all xx


  1. Your house looks so pretty with those lights on it! Love your reindeer napkins, and I can't wait to see how your froleaugue's quilt turns out. It's already just awesome.

    Merry Christmas friend!

  2. You have been keeping busy. Spending all your extra minutes waiting for your company - by sewing! Nice way to spend the time. All your pictures are so lovely. Looks so festive and inviting. Wish I could be there! Enjoy your holiday in the new home with your family!!!

  3. Fab outdoor lighting! Hope you are having a great time, all good here x

  4. Hope you had a wonderful day! Your house looks so warm and inviting. I love the label on your niece's gift.


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