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Christmas Letters.

Posted on | July 30, 2014 | 19 Comments

Steady progress is being made on the blocks for a Christmas quilt. It is from a pattern by Viv Robinson.

These are my blocks so far – not all the hand stitching is complete on them.

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas

Sunburnt Quilts - Christmas

All the applique is raw edge machine stitching. And a lot of the decorative lines are also machine stitched.

So, four more blocks to go.

Last weekend on the Sunday I attended a lovely stitching day at Monbulk with Lisa Cantlay, (FigNBerry ), Marg, (Marg Low Designs) and Karen Martin, (Mrs Martins).

The projects were great, the food delicious and the company was wonderful.

We were so lucky with the weather. We had beautiful sunshine streaming in the large windows.

Here are Marg’s projects.




There were also a couple of bookmarks in this set, but not in the photo.

And these are Lisa”s projects.




They are all gorgeous.

Thank you Lisa and Marg for such a wonderful selection of projects. And thanks to Karen Martin for all the supplies and patterns.

This is the one I worked on for the day.


I am also working on the circle ornaments and the felt birds.

There is also lots of sewing happening for a couple of American Girl dolls.

Hope your week is going well.

Cheers, Karen




19 Responses to Christmas Letters.

  • Hi Karen – your Christmas blocks are amazing!!! Really fun and such a treat to look at! :)

  • Dory aka Cheryll says:

    All those projects are wonderful… But I just love the snowman runner. Your letters are gorgeous…it will be beautiful when done.

  • Patti says:

    Your work is always so much fun to look at, Karen! The Christmas quilt is going to be a real show-stopper!

  • Denise in PA says:

    Wow, those Christmas letters are really neat! I can’t wait to see the whole thing. I have a commission Christmas quilt i have to get back to – but I don’t want to go there yet – LOL!

  • Raewyn says:

    Such beautiful projects! I haven’t the Christmas letters design before – it’s going to be so cool! Do you get to do all the projects on offer at the stitching day? Some very lovely projects there.

  • Linda King says:

    You are soooo ahead of the game on Christmas. Everything looks lovely!

  • Lesley says:

    I am so envious of that day. Love your Christmas blocks and those projects are all so sweet!

  • Eye candy galore! Yum!!

  • Astrid says:

    OOOH! Lots of cuties! The Christmas Letters are gorgeous and so are all the other items.

  • Frances says:

    I love the letters, especially the trailing stars and the reindeer. Will this be a quilt or a banner or what? You and your friends have some lovely ideas and fun projects…..I can see you stitching for a long time on them!!!

  • Fiona says:

    your Christmas letters are beautiful… going to be lovely all together… lots of lovely other projects to do too.. the day workshops are great fun … socially as well as sewingly!

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    Oh this post is filled to the brim with gorgeous things!! Its like Santas workshop. I love the letters, the raw edge applique really suits the style. What size are the blocks? I’m so taken with the pretty felt bird ornament, and your stitched bird , I think I must have a thing for birds.

  • Pauline says:

    Love Viv’s pattern and your fabrics are perfect. I have a collection of Lynnette’s fabrics and have used them on a number of Rag-tag Stitchn’ pattens. Sounds like you had a fabulous Sunday stitching with friends. Happy stitching!!

  • Joan says:

    Oh, now that is just going to be spectacular when your done. :-) Looks like you had plenty of great inspiration on your stitching day! What fun.

  • Cheryl says:

    Love this quilt of Viv’s Karen and am stitching it also. I can’t believe we missed meeting each other by going on different days

  • KERYN says:

    Looks like it was a fabulous day. Your letters are just beautiful can’t wait to see them finished..

  • marina says:

    your christmas letters look great!
    so many inspiring projects to work on from your day at Monbulk..

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen it sure was a wonderful day what a shame we were on different days.Oh I love your Xmas quilt I have seen this one made up and it gorgeous and I am loving your version,enjoy your day my friend.xx

  • Susie says:

    They all look so wonderful and so organised for Christmas!


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