Christmas in June

I had the rare luxury of a day off work today and decided to cast my mind to Christmas. Christmas?!! It’s only June!

Several months ago I bought some wonderful fabric by Sheri McCully for Riley Blake called Alpine Wonderland, a great Christmas design. Since then I’ve been adding to my stash with other fabrics that matched with the idea of making a mantle piece runner for Christmas.

I originally saw on Pinterest a runner that had overlapping banner flags of differing lengths and fell in love with the design. I had no idea how to construct it and spent quite a bit of time in the garden pondering how I was going to make it (well it was sunny!).

I got there in the end and even managed to make it double sided, in case I fancy a change one year.






Tweetie Bird

The weekend started off with the promise of glorious sunshine, reluctantly I spent Saturday doing the housework whilst the sun shone outside! Sunday I intended to spend the day basking in the sunshine on the decking, but this was not to be as the day has been more like a grey winters day! Instead I flitted between projects started but not finished.

First up was hand piecing my table top runner whilst watching a recorded episode of Revenge, love that series it has me completely gripped!

I’m going to use this to experiment with free motion quilting, haven’t decided yet on the design, no doubt I will be over ambitious!

I then went on to constructing the Tweetie Bird bag I’m making. It’s come up a little smaller than I intended but otherwise not bad. It just needs the handles attaching, however I need a loop buckle so the length can be adjusted to turn it from a shoulder bag to a cross body.



…and finally I made my green sunhat, rather ironic given the sun didn’t appear all day. This hat is going to have a coordinating beach bag with the beach hut fabric I ordered from Patchwork Paradise.


Quite a productive day, now I need to get on with the tunic top, beach bag and the free motion quilting experiment.