Well what have I been up to these last few weeks? Well, I have been making a couple of 'top secret' Christmas pressies, which I can't tell you about yet, and my latest quilt, a wall hanging for my bathroom.
It was inspired by a wall hanging by a friend of mine.It is made of strips of fabric and is given a 3D texture by adding embellishments and use of couching and hand embroidery.I also used free motion machine embroidery for the beach & sky.
The shells are about 60 years old, and were part of a necklace my mum had. When the elastic broke, she kept the shells in a box. As they had little holes drilled in them, they were ideal to sew on the "beach".You can also see the wool & sequins above the beach huts,
I also chain stitched below the boats with metallic thread.
Can't see it on the above piccie, but I have sewed silver waves on the top strip. Also sewed a thick ribbon/tape to give a bit of movement.
Well, what else have I been up to?
It is a tradition for me to make a Christmas quilt. I was really stuck for ideas this year, but then I hit on the idea of a Farmers Wife Quilt, using Christmas fabrics.
Up in the quilt room I went, & did a bit of rummaging through my Christmas fabric drawer:-
OOPS! I do get a bit messy!
So far I have made these:
Well that's all for now. Off to tidy my quilt room now!
Call back soon, and see what else I have been up to. x