Saturday, 25 June 2011

It's the 25th,

and you know what that means.....
Time to reveal a completed Christmas item for the month!
I thought I was going to have to make excuses as to why I didn't have a finish.. but last night, due to the amount of rubbish on tv, I managed to finish doing the hand quilting on my 'tis the season top. I decided to machine quilt the borders. I retired to the kitchen, set up the machine and went for it.
I had a ball getting it done and I was so glad to finish it by the 25th as it was a small deadline I had imagined for it, I only managed it by fluke.
so here it is...
My 'tis the season completed hanging...drum roll please..

Now it can join the other christmas items finished so far.
Almost finished another stitchery at craft group today and I stopped off at Spotlight on the way home to spend my birthday voucher from them so I bought some off white homespun to use as a backing for my sweet nostalgia quilt. I will use some scraps from the top as well then it can go for either quilting or basting at the quilters. I still can't decide whether to quilt by hand or not. I know how I want it quilted but I am worried that they won't do it exactly as I want or that it will cost a packet. Decisions, Decisions.
Have a great weekend!
Marina

21 comments:

Elyte said...

Now that's a Christmas finish to envy. It's gorgeous Marina. I hope that is a Christmas gift for you. You have framed your lovely stitcheries with beautiful fabrics and it should be enjoyed all year round.

Janet said...

This is fabulous! Congratulations on getting it done for your deadline.

Jeanette said...

Your quilt is very beautiful. Happy Stitching,

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Oh Marina it is fantastic... well done you.... I tried a bit of handquilting this week... try is the operative word... mmmm. I need more practice!!
Hugz

Nicky said...

This looks so jolly and love all those stitcheries which must have taken ages to do - you have been working hard and have produced a fantastic result! Rock on Christmas!

The Patch Craft said...

Fantastic job. Mine is sitting on the table behind me, just started this week.

Do you get a voucher from spotlight???

Karen said...

This does look great. It's a wonderful set of stitcheries and great choice of fabrics.

Mistea said...

Your quilt looks amazing - Roll on Christmas!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Yvette said...

Way to go!! It is beautiful!!

Bev said...

Very, very nice, Marina. Love the fabrics and setting.

Brenda said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Good job getting it done on time too!

rosie said...

Marina, that is simply beautiful. Well done. Such a nice feeling to have a big finish..

Christy said...

Great Job! The quilt is beautiful!

els koetsier said...

Waauw This Cristmas Quilt is wunderfull. The colours of the fabrics beautifull.

Well done.

Cheers Els

Michelle Ridgway said...

Marina it looks fabulous. Well done! Bet you can't wait to hang it at Christmas.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Marina, your quilt is so beautiful, I really love it! And I love the new photo of Maisie as your header!

Bev C said...

Hello Marina,

Well I am glad you got your quilt finished in time, it is stunning. Have a go at quilting Sweet Nostalgia yourself. I am sure you will be able to get it done.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

looks fabulous!!! well done you..

Narelle said...

A beautiful finish Marina ... gorgeous fabrics. Another 'tick' for the Christmas List.
Thinking this could be my 'next years' project :)

Serenata said...

That is fabulous, just perfect for Christmas.

Carrie P. said...

Love it. Congrats on another finish.