I started the day by making some Filo Mince Pies, for an afternoon snack.
Just a little sweey something to keep me going (I only had 1. They were delicious though!)
I decided to join in with the Christmas Challange when the QAL started a few months ago.
Here it is:- (not as easy as it first looked)
Make a quilt on the theme of Christmas without using the colours red or green.
The small print:
· The quilt may be any style, as long as it has two layers of fabric enclosing wadding, secured by quilting or tying
· It may be any shape, but must measure no more than 96” around the outside edges. ie, it could be a square 24” x 24”, a rectangle 8” x 40”, a triangle measuring 36” on each side, a circle with a diameter of 30”, or any other shape you can think of, as long as the total outside edges do not add up to more than 96”
· If the design is not your own, you must credit the original designer
· It must be completed, including binding, in time for your final photo to be included in our grand parade in December
· You will be asked to send one photo of your finished quilt with a ruler along the longest edge to prove it meets size restrictions to your hostess in December
· To be eligible to win the prize you must have joined at least three of the Quiltalong Linky parties with a post during the weekend showing what you are working at that time.
The Finished runner measured a total of 68" so it was well within the 96" allowed.
The inspiration for the runner came from the blue and white enamelled cutlery we use on Christmas Day.
I loved the idea of using mittens appliqued on for the blocks. The strings remind me of my childhood. My mum used to put woollen cords on my mittens so I didn't lose them.
I stippled the setting in triangles and I'm happy with how it looks.
Well that's the Challenge done. Lets see how much more I can get done this weekend.
I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are doing.