Friday, 27 November 2015

Finish it Up Friday ...

How quickly are the weeks flying by?!!!  I have been really busy but not much to show on the sewing front this week.  A couple of little finishes and some finished articles in a larger project to share this week and to link up with Crazy Mom Quilts.
First up, these were some extra blocks I made for myself whilst I was making my first ever mini quilt for the Schnitzel & Boo swap over on instagram.  I finally had time to quilt and bind them into a mini which is now hanging on my studio wall!
I have not been happy with the binding on either of the minis which is strange because I can usually DO binding!  Will have to have a think about it and maybe practice before the next mini comes along.

This fabric Christmas Postcard is for another swap, this time a UK based Facebook group. 

It finished up at 7" x 5" and I have finally got to grips with how to do an edge on an ATC or postcard like this - hooray.  Just in time really because I have just signed up for the next ATC swap over at Very Berry Handmade.  The theme this time is Winter Comforts and luckily the posting deadline is not until the end of January.
And what has taken up most of my time are some costumes - 4 out of the 7 are now finished.  Can anyone guess what they are for?!!

 Once these are finished I can finally think about Christmas ........ advent calendars, presents, decorations and two quilts!!!!


  1. Love your postcards. Always on my to do list, just never make it to the top. LOL!

  2. Country I think hobbit when I see the boy costume! I love your minis especially the postcard, wow! I did some folded squares minis about 15 years ago, loved them, use them as coasters and one as a Christmas tree ornament, but I do remember not being pleased with the binding. Yvonne at Quilting JETgirl has some good info on binding minis.

  3. Your mini mini is super cute and I love the way you quilted it. Now as for those costumes.... Something to do with Germany? Makes me think of the Sound of Music!

  4. I love your mini, mini. They are hard to bind. I'm thinking Hanzel and Gretel....but that floral fabric has a bit of the English countryside in it to me.

  5. Please please say that they're costumes for the Sound of Music - and not just because we had that fabric as curtains when I was a child - well actually, yes, mostly because we had the curtains then and a small part of them still hangs in my Dad's hall! Love love love the fabric postcard too - what creativity!

  6. Your mini turned out fabulously! I really like the quilting motif you used in the center. Yup, I studied it long and hard ;)

    I thought of Hansel and Gretel immediately when I saw the costumes!

  7. Your mini is beautiful, and I really love your christmas card.

  8. Sound of Music is my guess...I love the mini, the colors are so different, really work so well together.


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