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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"Tis the Season"

Hello,

I finished the "Tis the Season" stitcheries and quilt yesterday. I did plan to do a brickwork pattern with the fabric. Why then did I cut the stitcheries 4.5 inches as I read in the book instead of the 5 inches which I should have. I even woke up the morning that I was working on the quilt thinking I must remember to cut them 5 inches! So of course the layout changed somewhat.




 I made up just six of the stitcheries, changing them to suit. eg. the Father Christmas is holding a present not a Goose. I know no one here would eat a Goose let alone kill one for the dinner plate.


 I added some gold beads to the Christmas Trees. The stars were stitched in silver with some Kreinik Metallics thread.


I used quilting designs from a Brother Embroidery Card to machine embroider the designs amongst the stitcheries. The charm squares are from Moda a range called "Lilac Hill". I used cream homespun for the backing and found a lovely floral brown/red fabric for the border from my stash. The table topper is 27 inches square.

Onto some different sort of sewing now, a change is as good as a holiday. Can you guess what I will be making?

Happy days.
Bev C

18 comments:

Christine M said...

Isn't it so annoying when you cut out wrong! Your version quilt looks great, Bev. No-one would ever know you made a mistake cutting.

marina said...

I like the way you have laid out your stitcheries!
sometimes you get inspired by making a mistake and save the day.
Great finish!

Jeanette said...

Love your version Barb. Looks wonderful. Hugs,xx

Julie said...

That is just beautiful Bev, I love how the designs you have embroidered amongst your stitcheries really pop out at you too. Just lovely.

Kim said...

Our minds do play the strangest tricks at times, don't they. This is a lovely finish. The layout of your pretty stitcheries is very effective. I must say I am a li'l befuddled as to what you will create next.

Pauline Woodcock said...

I see you are getting ready for Christmas, Bev, so I guess your next project will be Christmas related. Is that close enough? Georgia and I are enjoying our preparations.

Fiona said...

love your version and well done with adaptionsfor the size... if you are making something different maybe clothes???
Hugz

Lynda said...

Looks great Bev.

Melody said...

You have done a wonderful job and your quilt I'd delightful. No one would guess it wasn't what you originally planned.

Dolores said...

I think you made a great save there. You made the quilt a true original.

Lin said...

It is a lovely quilt Bev and the layout works really well. Great job. xx

Anthea said...

What a shame about the cutting boo-boo Bev, but you have certainly redeemed it so beautifully.
I'm making up my TTS blocks now, cutting them to what the book says!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
A beautiful Christmas quilt. I like the images, words on the blocks and the way you appliqué them on the quilt. A really nice country cozy feel to it.
Maybe your hexagon quilt?
Have a wonderful day.
Blessings!

melanie said...

Oh wow, what a gorgeous quilt Bev, it is truly beautiful!
Yip, Christmas will be here before we know it :-) x

Karen S said...

It has turned out really well. It is amazing what you can do when forced to change plans.

Dasha said...

No Bev, the cutting was divine inspiration! Your mind had told you that this would be the better way to finish it, so the fingers did it. LOL
Very pretty stitchery. I love that you changed it to suit you and your family.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, it is so beautiful, I love how you have made it your own. The quilted embroidery is gorgeous and I love the touch of beads.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Great thinking there Bev! It looks fantastic too!