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More Bits.

Posted on | March 12, 2012 | 9 Comments

We are enjoying a lovely long Labour Day weekend here and the weather is treating us very kindly. Beautiful sunshine and warm days.

I have managed a little sewing and have finished the Southern Jewels quilt top. It’s a very simple pattern but is designed well to showcase Leesa Chandler‘s gorgeous fabrics.

I made the most of the lovely weather for a photo outside.

On one of the cooler days I was playing with some felt. This little Christmas pillow isĀ  a pattern from Bird Brain Designs. Very quick and easy to make.

I have also started embroidering a new blanket. This is the progress so far.

Cooler evenings make it pleasant to work with a woollen blanket again.

Looking forward to a good week ahead.

9 Responses to More Bits.

  • Astrid says:

    Love your quilt top, gorgeous fabrics! Cute little pillow. Lovely embroidery on the wool. Do you have a pattern for it, or do you do freehand (?) embroidery?

  • Bev C says:

    Hello Karen,

    Wow , love the embroidery on the wool.
    Good luck with all your projects.
    happy days.

  • Karen, you are one busy lady! The quilt is gorgeous – the butterflies just glow, and the pillow will be a great Christmas decoration. Your embroidery on the blanket is really pretty, too. I’m looking forward to seeing the finish of that one.

  • Pokey says:

    Such pretty projects, Karen! The fabric in your quilt is shown off perfectly. I like the jingle bell pillow, too, will it be an ornament, or a pincushion? All so nice~

  • shez says:

    Karen lovely projects,well done.xx

  • Fiona says:

    Love the jewels quilt… shows off those lovely butterflies and gumleaves…. very cute little pillow and so great to see embroidery on the wool…

  • Sunnybec says:

    Oh your quilt is really pretty. Hugs

  • Frances says:

    I love the Southern Jewels design. It is a great way to showcase larger print fabrics. I have a few that I need to use it with!!!

  • Pauline says:

    The Southern Jewels quilt is beautiful Karen…beautifully showcased with that gorgeous blue sky in the background. Cute Bird Brain pattern…I must try working with wool…I keep saying that and I do have a few small kits and a small wool stash, just haven’t taken the plunge. There is no excuse. Luv the woolen blanket, I could see myself embroidering one of those. How do you do the marking? Have a wonderful week!


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