Friday, 5 April 2013

A Finish...or Two...

There has been a little bit of craftiness going on...before I made the felt Santa I had stitched up a little quilt top, sandwiched it and hung it on the tapestry frame...then forgot it was there...anyway, while in Blackheath for Summer School there was a trip The Stitching Post in Katoomba, where I could not resist a mini charm pack of Chateau Rouge by French General for Moda...a sweet little pack of 2 1/2" squares...as soon as I saw the pack I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it...
I simply stitched the squares together and added a strip at each end to bring it up to the size I wanted as a mat/runner for the top of a particular display cabinet...
I've used three fabrics from the range for the added strips, backing and binding...French General fabrics just call my name, love 'em...I was going to machine quilt it but P-faff is being stroppy and temperamental so I ditched that plan and went with Plan B...big stitch perle thread quilting by hand...

So here it is only 5 days in April and I've a finish...well the sewing part was finished two days ago but there was the washing and drying part of the process to get through...the pressure's off for OPAM this month!...

A final finish in March was this little pouch from Kathleen Tracey's book The Civil War Sewing Circle...a letter pouch...
it looks a little fat because it perfectly fits...
a block of Lindt! *LOL*...

Happy Stitching...

14 comments:

Fiona said...

Love your mini quilt... I have seen those little mini blocks... so sweet and french general is always so pretty... love the little clutch bag too... and great that it is the perfect size for emergency supplies...
Hugz

katherine said...

Gorgeous finishes. Love that range of fabric.

Anthea said...

Annette what a gorgeous mat to make with those cute little charms... I have some of them too, but have no idea of what to do with them just yet.
And the little pouch, such pretty fabrics, almost Christmas-y, & well... it has all sorts of medicinal properties... x

marina said...

gorgeous topper for your cabinet, love the quilting. the pearl always looks so pretty.
so is the purse going to be renamed 'the chocolate pouch'?

Christine M said...

Both you mini quilt and your letter pouch are gorgeous Annette. I love the fabric you have used in the pouch. Great finishes so early in the month!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely little quilt and love the pouch too.

Kerry said...

What a sweet little runner, those fabric squares were put to great use. Love the little fabric envelope
and what better to put in it than very nice chocolate.

Mistea said...

Cute topper, great use for pretty fabric.
Now the envelope is just perfect, especially if it contains essential sewing supplies. Ha

Marilyn said...

A lovely little runner - I love French General fabrics too though I havent used to many of them. Love your letter/chocolate pouch.

Sisbabestitches said...

Lovely runner, thank goodness for back up plans like, hand quilting :) Gorgeous emergency pouch, just the thing to always have on hand :)

Shay said...

French General fabrics are among my most favourite and your gorgeous table runner shows them off to perfection(I may have to get me some of that !)

And whooo hoo on the finish my friend. 5 days in – thats awesome!

Loving the letter pouch too. Tres chic!

Grethe said...

Nice fabric range! Very well looking on the cabinet! Small pouches are good. Have made one, but taking time soon to make another one:-)

Nicky said...

Love the French General runner, it's beautiful...and who doesn't need a pouch that fits a block of chocolate perfectly....? Two lovely finishes.

Elyte said...

Your little quilt is gorgeous, great choice of fabrics. Love how you have put borders on two sides only. Looks perfect on that cabinet.