Ooh, I do like a nice bit of alliteration.
Yes, Waif's quilt "Fenced In" is finally complete and on his bed. He is chuffed to bits with it, and so am I. It has to be my favourite quilt so far (sssh, don't tell his brother). A bit tricky to get a photo that shows it off in all its glory so here are three:
After months of laboriously and lovingly hand quilting with pearl cottons, I passed it on to the Binding Fairy (aka my mum, aka Spidergran) to sew the binding on. Didn't she do a great job?
This is the first time I have used a pieced backing on a quilt and I quite like that too:
although sometimes the multiple seams did make it a bit tricky to get the quilting thread through.
In other news, I knocked up a little penguin Christmas ornament:
We have all been enjoying watching the BBC's Frozen Planet and Waif in particular has formed quite a love for penguins. I thought it only fitting that we should have some penguin ornaments to hang on the tree. I stumbled across A Creative Dream blog and June is sharing 15 days of 15 ornaments, including two penguin ornaments amongst others (santas, snowmen, moons, an angel...they are all gorgeous). The tutorial for this particular penguin can be found here although you may notice I have made a couple of lazy stitcher amendments...French knots instead of beads for eyes, and my penguin has a plain scarf...
Waif likes it anyway: