Saturday, 16 March 2013

The Christmas Spirit

I have not had much time since M was born mid-December to do any stitching or quilting. However I did work madly before she was born to try and finish at least 1 project on my to-do-list...specifically a Christmas project.

I love Christmas. It's my favourite time of year. Last year I was determined to have at least 1 handmade Christmas item on display which I had created myself. The Stars and Swirls table runner fit the bill nicely and, as an added bonus, was the 2nd quilting item I have completed since starting quilting!

Here it is in all it's glory, nicely set off by some new Christmas decorations.


Here's a close-up with some of the detail. The stars were hand appliqued with blanket stitch. The swirls were hand embroidered with stem stitch in metallic gold thread.


I now have a couple of other Christmas projects I want to complete but at the rate I am currently going I don't think they will get done in time for this Christmas!

Happy stitching everyone.

Cheers,
Tracy

7 comments:

Charlie and Wendy said...

It looks beautiful Tracy, well done!

Phil Thomas said...

Very nice Tracy! I like the embroidery...

Phil Thomas said...

You also need to change the waqa blog address to waquilters.com or you won't get the updates on your blog list..

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks ladies. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Thanks Phil.

Outback Craftaholic said...

Will do. Thanks for reminding me.

shez said...

Gorgeous table runner Tracy hey if you like xmas Cheryll from gone stitchin is taking names at the moment for xmas in july swap where you make 3 handmade gifts and send them to a partner.xx