It’s good to have another finish, especially something which has been in the wings for a while. The binding is now stitched down on my Christmas Mystery quilt. I quite enjoy this final part of the quilt making process.
Hand stitching the binding down
This quilt should really be called “Quilt in a Jar” as most of the fabrics used were Christmas fabrics squashed in this jar. A couple of years ago our Christmas Sew Wot gifts had to be something or other – the choice was up to us to put what we liked in the jam jar as a gift. Helen had packed a whole lot of Christmas fabric squares into her gift jar so I used them in this quilt, adding extra fabric as required.
This project was added to my List of Six and is now finished, in time for Christmas. Here it is on the clothesline, I had to wait for the gusty wind to die down to take a few photos.
Blowing in the wind
And this one taken out on the patio. Can you see the tiny pink rose? The rose bush is called “Precious Pet” and was a gift from a friend when our elderly cat Muffy passed away a couple of years ago.
Precious Pet rose
I don’t know about you, but I quite enjoy doing the ironing, plus of course it is used with my sewing. But my old iron got dropped on the floor and fell to pieces. There was nothing for it but to go and buy a new one, and luckily they were on special so we got a good deal.
And then, would you believe it, I had another mishap. I was using my stick wand to puree some soup and it went bang in my hand – looks like I blew it up, so that will need to be replaced as well. They say things happen in threes, so I do hope that nothing else will be dropped, blow up, or stop going!