I have really enjoyed seeing all the Christmas pressies. There are some amazing gifts out there! Sending out a very special thank you to the swap mama Cheryll for sorting all of us out. It has been so much fun.
I was very lucky the super talented Noela was my partner. She has posted photos of what she made for me which you can see at her blog and I have taken a few photos today too. I really don't want to put these things away and plan to find a place to enjoy them all year.
The stitching on this wall hanging is beautiful.
How gorgeous is this?! That is the cutest Santa button I have ever seen.
This quilted table topper is NOT getting put away either. I want to enjoy it all year.
Thank you again, Noela. I love everything you made for me.
My partner to make for is Maria W in WA. I had an email confirmation earlier this week from Aussie Post that the parcel has been delivered. However, Maria has not yet updated her blog, so I am hoping all is well with her (sending hugs)! and that she has enjoyed the goodies. Here is what I sent.
The snowman is a little cutie with satin stitch carrot nose and beads for eyes and mouth.
I think Maria likes bright colours, so I stepped out a bit with hot pink, lime green, and white
stars to make a swag.
The pattern for the stars came from a scrap quilt book I have had for years.
This pattern is in the same book and it is called "Treeflake". This has many, many pieces! The smallest were 1 1/2" squares. It was a challenge, but enjoyable to make.
Can you see the trees have snow on them?
I machine quilted it (my fave part)!! around all the white bits.
Here is the back when I was finishing sewing the binding.
And a snowman label......made of white on white snowflake fabric, of course!
(a peek at what I am working on today) xx debbie