Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The Christmas Raffle Quilt ....progress ...... so far

This quilt top was pieced by a dearly loved member of our quilt group - Joan, who made wonderful quilts with a lot of hand stitching. This quilt has hand stitched floral appliques and some fun flying geese triangles  - I have been finishing it off adding borders and about to piece the backing and then quilt it .................... and this will be in the quilt groups Christmas raffle ......so had better get busy!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas Tree CAL - a little further ahead!

Further progress with the T B Ramsden CAL - 3 snowmen , 3 angels, 3 crackers, 3 bells - all require finishing off with embroidery etc
Fiddly but fun!!

3 Snowmen - Daddy Snowman sporting a hat and scarf : Mummy Snowman - modelling a straw hat with flowers on it and pink scarf: plus little girl snowman in plaited scarf with bunches
Hope to embroider faces etc tomorrow

Ding-a-ling - 3 bells - just need finishing off

Crackers - almost finished !

Angels needing hair and faces to be embroidered - each in a different coloured dress with a different hem

Christmas Tree CAL - The ornaments .....

The ORNAMENTS - so far ....
Whew ...making progress!!
Spent all weekend crocheting like a maniac to try and catch up with the T B Ramsdens CAL ...... which I started back in October ...well yes ... err umm things got in the way ...as per usual!
Angels part done - yet to add hair and faces  ............... and lots more to make!!

Back at the start in October - tree in progress
You can download the FREE patterns here T B Ramsden -
There are separate patterns for the Tree plus ALL the ornaments - angels, snowmen, candy canes, parcels, snowflakes, bells, crackers etc
It is a really fun yet different CAL!
You can buy dedicated yarn packs from A WOOLLY TAIL - CAL Yarn Packs
It is not too late to get crocheting and catch up! You have time to get this all put together - if you get cracking making those crackers!!
I, as usual, changed things a little - I used the green Wendy wools but used the sparkly Wendy Supreme Cotton for the ornaments as I wanted a little bit of sparkle and added just enough Christmas bling
But I can ask Julie at A Woolly Tail to put together an exclusive, dedicated Sparkle Pack just for you, if interested?!
A pastels or bright's version .... :-)
Also I have changed the patterns a little - to ring the changes a tad .....
the colours and ...... .I have given the angels edged skirts, the crackers coloured edges  etc
Also plan to make the tree as a container for everything for storage of all the ornaments and so I can hide a few Xmas presents in there as well ;-) ;-)
Will post pics and a 'How to' later on!
I know I am awkward ................LOL :-))
The colour changes came about as I wanted this for a special little girl who likes PINK!