I've now been quilting for three and a half years. This blog is my personal quilting diary, that charts my progress (and occasional regression) from the start. I use it so I can look back at my past projects...and hopefully see my skills improve!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Secret Santa

My craft group does a Secret Santa swap at Christmas.  I had great fun making a snowman mug rug (Quilt Doodle Designs)and snow splat (Happy Hearts Design) for the exchange. 

I received two beautiful cross-stitched ornaments in return.  Delighted!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Stocking Swap

I signed up for a Christmas Stocking swap with Quilting Bloggers...my second ever swap. My swap partner was Lyndsey from London. We were given a pattern (see below)

and allowed to embellish it as we wished.

I wanted to use  applique, but found it quite a difficult shape to design for.  I drew out my designs, a Christmas bauble on one and a pomegranate and flower on the other.  I used metallic threads to add a bit of extra bling. Christmas decorative ribbon and string plus jingle bells finished the stockings.  I also sent her a charm pack.

In return, I received two lovely stockings and a sweet little tote from Lyndsey.

A great swap!  Merry Christmas to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!