Thursday, 27 January 2011

Christmas Through the Year - First Finish

Thanks to Allie, I have been motivated to start making Christmas presents early for this year!

And on 25th January, 11 months ahead of time, I completed this:

Lily finished

It's a name panel for my youngest niece. Here's the back, showing a hanging sleeve so she can put it on her door, her wall, or wherever:

back of lily

I hope she likes it.

As this was such a small piece, I was able to quilt by machine and thanks to a top tip from my mum, was able to quilt a pattern onto the black fabric without having to mark. You trace your pattern onto greaseproof paper, pin that onto the quilt then just sew right throught it. When you're done, you can just tear it away. How cool is that?

close up greaseprooflily with greaseproof

15 comments:

  1. This is just darling! I also joined Allie in this Christmas challenge!!!

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  2. Hello Viv, a lovely finish for Allie's Christmas through the Year....Warm Regards, Lyn

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  3. Oh Viv that is fabulous - I LOVE the black and pink - and what a GREAT tip for the quilting! You did a wonderful job on this!!!!!

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  4. Love it! Your Mum comes up with some great ideas. Tell her the Mad Axe Murderer says thanks. LOL

    Hugs
    xx

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  5. Came via Allie's site. Just love this idea!!! I might have to try one for my granddaughter's room. I love the tip on the quilting too! I'm not sure what greaseproof paper is though, will have to look that up. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. That is so cute! I wouldn't be able to wait 11 months to give it to her. Great idea. I think I'll have to do one for my great grandson.

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  7. Oh that is REALLY cute - Lily will love it! I think I may borrow your idea for a nephew or two ;)

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  8. Love Lily's name panel.

    Isn't it funny how you trip over people in different places... I was just looking at your liberation quilt on flickr last night!

    Lisa

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  9. How cute! I'm sure your niece will absolutely love it!

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  10. This is darling...Love blacks and pinks!! I have yet to try words....this gives me a good idea.

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  11. Your mum is a genius, and you... too

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  12. It's so pretty Im sure Lily will love it... thanks for the tip for the quilting...
    Hugz

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  13. She's going to love it!!!! Yipee for your first Xmas present finish of the year.

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  14. Wow! You are really ahead of the game! Love those colors.

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