I decided to finish up a piece that I stitched a couple of weeks ago, Quaker Four Corners Sampler by The Goode Huswife. I made it into a mattress-style pincushion, the first time I’d finished anything in quite this manner. I used Vero M’s instructions, which are on the tutorial links page and they were very clear:
Thanks Anne for organising the FAL sessions 🙂 They’re a great motivator!
Here’s my first post (as an author) on this blog ! My english is not that good (I’m french) so excuse me if I’m not very wordy ! This first FAL weekend was supposed to be a pillows weekend, but I didn’t manage to do the second one as I changed my mind concerning the fabric and I’ve got to wash it first !
Here’s what I did : a pink and violet pillow. The design is Hearts & Flowers by Carriage House Samplings.
Unfortunately I’ve only been at home for 3 whole hours the entire weekend thanks to working both days plus a work function Saturday night, but seeing as I set the dates for the FAL I couldn’t go to bed tonight without actually forcing myself to put something together into a finished status … I managed to complete two Christmas ornaments.
The Prairie Schooler Santa is one of Mum’s first ever XS pieces that she stitched for me, and I tried just using a simple finish of quilt batting in the middle of the two pieces of fabric – I’m not entirely sure whether I like this way of finishing, but it was worth trying this new method out. The second finish was a Lizzie*Kate ornie made simply into a pillow. I even dragged my ornamental Christmas tree out again for the piccies LOL.
I was really keen to do one of my ‘larger’ finishes tonight, but I thought my concentration wouldn’t be up to the challenge … they’ll just have to wait in the finishing pile until next month – the hardest decision will be which one to attack first! 😀
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If you wish to add your finished items to the blog, don’t forget you’ll need to be set up as an author by either Karen or I, so please leave a comment if you’d like to be added to the list. We look forward to sharing your wonderful creations 😀