Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Wip Wednesday!

I feel like I'm sinking a little today after having a look at what I've got in progress! But, there are a fair few Christmas makes in there and some I'm clearly ignoring!
In Progress.

Today I am basting my Vintage Holiday Quilt, not a clue how to quilt it, but its a bit of progress!
I would love wavy lines or some loops, but I need to be realistic as I've never tried anything fmq-ish.

My Spinning Stars are now joined and are a quilt top!
It's not perfect....some points meet and some miss, but I love it!!It is so bright and cheery! It's now hanging around waiting for a nice day to take a photo, which could be awhile seeing as the weather here is grey and wet! I want to hand quilt this, so it may have to wait till the New Year! Any hand quilting advice is very gratefully received.

I've started (I know!!) a Christmas cushion from Pretty in Patchwork.
I've been using the scraps from the Vintage Holiday quilt and wish I wouldn't have used those paler fabrics, but I'm not unpicking it now. I hope to finish this by next week. (I may have bought an extra copy of this book for a 100th post giveaway next week with some Christmas Charms!!)

I've also started (yes, another thing!) knitting a Honey Cowl, the pattern is so easy, it a great tv knit.
I'm using Fyberspates Scrumptious dk in Denim, It is so soft and gorgeous and the colour is stunning.

To Do.
I've got a plan to make a festive money pocket, as on Saturdays I have to work on my family market stall.
It's so cold and wet working outside that I thought I'd make something to cheer me up over the next few weeks. I've just got to sew these together and hope and pray that my plan in my head works!!

My last to do is some Christmas aprons for presents. I got some great fabrics with 30% off from Tracey at Quilt Me Happy. I haven't got a pattern but I'm aiming for a retro look half apron with a ruffled edge.
One will be for my sister and one for a friend, I don't know if they will like them, but who wouldn't love a hunky man or a surfing santa on a Christmas pinny?

I'm linking up with



  1. What great Christmas projects!!

  2. Lovely Christmas projects. I say "go for it" on the FMQing. You never know until you try!

  3. Hunky christmas presents ;-)

    Great Christmas craft. I must get on with some christmas things this year.

  4. Joanne, your work is lovely. I especially like you Vintage Holiday quilt and can't wait to see the aprons!

  5. Beautiful Vintage Christmas quilt! I have this on my wish list! Maybe next year!

  6. I had seen the hunky man's head on a Polaroid block recently but I didn't realise he was sitting in just his pants! Love the Vintage Holiday x

  7. Love that fabric at the end. Your patchwork is gorgeous, wish I had the time to learn. Just the thought of sitting down to that though gives me brain overload. LOL I will stick to some simple sewing and my knitting and crochet I think.

  8. I *love* that polka-dot backing! You have some fun projects here. :)

  9. Love your nearly-finihsed Vintage Holiday quilt! I got mine done and LOVE IT! WOuld lvoe to make a Ho Ho Ho pillow to match too ;) And that fabric with the men in pj's by the Xmas tree- awe-sommmmme!!!

  10. Ha, so not much on then ;o) Good luck with that list!

  11. You really are getting into the festive season! Check out for some great free apron patterns.

  12. I just found you on WIP, I absolutely love the vintage holiday quilt you made, I just bought this as a kit, I plan on making it for christmas next year. If you check out my blog you will see some aprons with ruffles.

  13. I am in the process of putting the sashing on my quilt, the instructions say sashing is 1 yard does this mean that the sashing down the sides are not one continous piece of fabric, as this would mean that 1 yard would be wrong, help!


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