Wednesday, 7 November 2012

A Small Finish!

In my previous post I mentioned that I wouldn't be undertaking anything significant until Zoe's quilt was finished. Well, I sat down and began quilting it last night. I had stitched two lines in the ditch when the globe on my sewing machine blew. So it was all over before it had really begun!

All was not lost. I tucked myself into bed and hand stitched the binding on to the back of my pieced Christmas ornament. I am so pleased with it! I cut a length of pink ribbon that would not only work as a hanging loop on a Christmas tree, but also on a door knob. Not everyone decorates a tree at Christmas time (though I imagine my friend would welcome some Christmas adornments in her home), so I wanted some versatility built in.
If I were to make another I would cut the binding strip slightly wider at 1 1/2". The 1 1/4" was just a little too snug for my liking. The finished ornament (minus the hanging loop!) is 4" x 5" or 10cm x 13cm. A teeny, tiny quilt!

The pieced back.

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  1. That is the cutest little christmas ornament! I thought I would join in the Sew Seasonal blog hop too but as yet have not had a chance to make anything. Definitely on my to do list.

    1. Thanks Gillian. I'm sure you're like me and find that time is the greatest challenge!

  2. That is so cute! I like how the pieced back looks like a present too since you can see the quilting around the bow!

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    1. Thanks Trish. For something so small, it sure did give me a great deal of pleasure making it!


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