I though I would post some quick pictures of what I have been working on lately for Christmas in July :)
I will be posting a tutorial for this in the next week or so (hopefully! depends on how crazy work is :S)
I am doing up several sets of christmas napkins to give out as gifts and also a set for myself. I have been making sets of either 8 or 12 as those will work for most families :)
|You can see my stack before it's "garland" was sewn :)|
|I think I prefer it with the 3 tiers versus the 2, but it shows there is options!|
|Random gratuitous picture of my cute kitty Nox who fell asleep beside me while I did some hand sewing|
Well I didn't win any ribbons at Stampede, although that might be due to putting it in the wrong category!! Ooopps! They did not explain the categories and in my ignorance I assumed since I had it quilted on a longarm I should have to enter it in the long arm category. Should have realized they meant custom long arm quilting and entered it into the machine piecing category. Oh well! Live and learn right?
But it was fantastic seeing it hung up there in the stampede hall along with so many other amazing quilts. And I can officially say I entered it into the 100th Calgary Stampede :)
They had the quilts super high up so no one could touch them. It also meant you could not see a large amount of detailing unfortunately.
So I have picked up some new books in the last couple weeks and figured I would share them with you :)
|This is an amazing book with some stunning piecing fun scrappy patterns http://www.laundrybasketquilts.com/Shop/shopindex.htm|
|Stunning english paper piecing that makes me want to finish my Japanese Flower Garden and start on itty bitty hexagons! http://www.connectingthreads.com/Books/Quilts_from_Grandmothers_Garden__D45654.HTML|
|This book has some incredible modern quilt patterns and I really suggest flipping through it! http://www.connectingthreads.com/books/Quilts_from_the_House_of_Tula_Pink__D45564.html|
|This is just to leave you with a lovely pic I took the other day on the way to quilting. Just look at those clouds! So pretty :)|
Hope you all have a wonderful day full of stitching!