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I decided to work on a KiT I've had for a few years.
Its a Christmas wreath... called Christmas Toys... available from PlaidOnline.com ... & made using felt.
I will attempt to make at least one ornament each month so I can hang the completed wreath in December... but with fingers crossed I will get it finished sooner.
For January, I finished off all the snowflakes... 3 in total... AND... the BLuE gift box...
so that's a great start...
I've been wanting to make myself another small pouch with a clear plastic face for ages.
SO... yesterday I set about making a SMaLL one.
I used some fabric I had on hand & found a matching zip. I had some vinyl tucked away too.
This little pouch is just perfect to hold a thimble & spare needles inside.
The MiNi Window Pouch measures approx 4 inches x 5 inches.
If you would like to make one for yourself or to give as a GiFT... you can find the FREE pdf instructions...
It's time to reveal our FiRsT block... Yes it's January 19thalready.
How did you go? Did you make a start on your block? Fingers crossed you managed a little bit of work on it. It doesn't matter how much you accomplished... show us over the weekend so we can all drop over to congratulate you. After all, we all sew / work at our own pace.
If we keep the interest & motivation going WE WILL finish our quilt.
I started using a needle turn applique as I liked the way the flowers "stood up"... but I've changed my mind & I'm now making my quilt using the fusible method instead. I will keep this first block in tact & will possibly make it into a cushion later.
My BLooM is a blend from "Oasis" by 3 Sisters & "StoryBook" by Windham lines & also the 30's & 40's fabrics on a jelly roll for the block borders.
I've gathered different & some extra filler fabrics now too... so I should be all done shopping.
I'm already in LoVe with my NeW first BLooM.
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to BLooM...at my house.
I traced, stitched, turned & pressed the first lot of shapes... & it was so much FuN too.
I even used the bias maker for the stem which was very easy as well.
Now I just have to sew it down & block 1 will be done.
I will show it finished at the next BLooMerS party January 19th.
with Narelle from 1 Xmas Item a Month in 2019.
Narelle is adding names to the blog page so if you would like to be motivated each month to make a gift or item for Xmas... then this is for you.
You can gather ideas from past bloggers & from the new items added in 2019.
You will be on target to have a few Xmas gifts ready & waiting in December if you join in.
It's very simple... just make an item and post it on the 1Xiam blog... HeRe... on or around the 25th of the month... & we'll all get to share in your delight.
To leave your name... simply visit the 1 Xmas Item a Month BLoG