Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Quilting Withdrawal

Between Thanksgiving and this past Sunday, the only sewing I'd done was to blanket stitch the wool applique I previously prepared for the Harrington and Hannah block.  By this past weekend, I was going crazy, knowing there were a lot of things I wanted to work on but not having the time to get into the Sweat Shop.  Finally, by Saturday night, I couldn't stand it any longer, so I MADE the time I needed to cut some pieces for a little project, and then I worked on the project on Sunday off and on, whenever I needed a break from Christmas decorating.  I finished the binding this evening.

The pattern is called Snow Flakes by Farmhouse Threads.  It was super quick to make and would have been even faster if I'd used wool for the snowmen noses instead of hand appliqueing them using freezer paper and starch.  This little runner measures about 5" wide by 22" or so.  I bought the pattern and the kit to make it at local quilt show I attended a few weeks ago.  These would make good gifts, wouldn't they?

I was looking for something in my embroidery basket tonight and came across this piece I embroidered a couple years ago.  I really need to make it into something--most likely a pillow, I think.

It should make a fairly quick project the next time I just can't stand to be away from the Sweat Shop another minute!


Sheila said...

I love Snow Flakes pattern. Would you share it with us or maybe do a tutorial?

Colleen G said...

Your snowmen are very cute and just the right amount of sewing to provide a "fix". My eye is also attracted to the redwork and wondered if you could reference a pattern or book for a source? I love to have some handwork in the winter.

Anna said...

I feel your pain...life just gets too out of control. I have been tempted by the same flakes!

Belinda said...

I love your Snow Flakes Pattern. I agree with Sheila could you please share that with us.

I love this time of year, and I always feel so out of control.

The Stitchery is wicked cute also - I think it would look great framed!

Annie said...

Your "Snow Flakes" are super cute! That embroidery piece?.....wow, do I love that!!!

CathyK said...

Don't you just feel like you go through some kind of "withdrawals" when you can't do some type of quilting? I know I do! I can so relate to what you posted today. I have not been able to sew at all for over a month. I think I am going to explode!