It's that time of the year and I have four new patterns to giveaway.These patterns were released at the Christmas in July workshop held last weekend.
Many of you will know by now I make a red and white quilt each year. I wanted something a little different than the same block repeated over and over. With no real plan I just started playing with my red fabrics. The Friday Girls Medallion is a great way to use up scraps of your favourite reds.
For me Christmas is all about making and giving gifts. They don't have to be complicated and take hours and hours, in fact the simpler and quicker they are the better. It's such a nice feeling after a day of sewing to have a stash of gifts ready for giving.
No Peeking was very popular at the workshop. Lots of bags, pouches and stockings were made! These gifts could be easily personalised by stitching name tags.
And yes, I do have a thing for tags, decorations especially when they're stitched or embellished with one of Barb's buttons. Deer Tree is one of my favourites. The nice thing about this sort of project is you can carry it with you and do a little bit of stitching while waiting for the children or appointments.... It's surprising how quickly they come together when you snatch five minutes here and there.
Before I started making a quilt each year, I used to make a new Christmas decoration. Something a little more substantial than a single decoration for the tree. For ages now, I've been wanting to make a bunting and there have been many ideas floating around in my head.The flags are stitched with a Christmas alphabet with crazy patchwork ones in between. Must be Christmas combines the things I love, stitching and favourite fabrics.
To enter the draw to win one of these patterns, simply leave a comment by Sunday 22 July.