Thursday, 22 December 2011

A Finish!

Sadly not my tree skirt - that is at the point of being half quilted (It is my first attempt at free motion quilting, and I am still terrified of it!) It might make it under the tree by New Year.

I have managed though to complete two crayon folders as part of the Christmas presents for some dear friends' 2 little ones.

I fussy cut a picture from some of the fabric used inside and raw edge appliqued it to the front - this way they can always tells whose is whose! That and the different coloured elastics that keep them closed. I considered putting their initials on the front, but I am struggling to find a font that I like that increases to the size I want with the proportions I'd like!

They nearly didn't get posted though - I discovered that my box of brand new crayons mysteriously didn't contain enough to fill them both, so there was a mad dash to buy some more on the way to the post office (I am currently very thankful for Gift bags) where we just got to in time, by the skin of our teeth

(By the way, they are much better than the first one I made - I used a linen fabric for the outer this time and paired it with a lightweight fusible fleece - I also used a lightweight interfacing on the inner fabric and the whole thing works so much better)


  1. They are lovely. Lucky recipients! Keep going with the skirt, Ive lways wanted to make one and have never been brave enough to free machine quilt either so maybe I will get inspired. Merry Christmas Jane. x

  2. Thanks Louise - sadly I don't think they will have arrived for Christmas. The free machine quilting is not going well, as the quilt keeps catching on the edges of the quilting extension on my sewing machine. I am going to try shifting it all to the dining room and see if it goes more smoothly on a big table - I'll let you know how I get on....