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Friday, November 15, 2019

Friday Finish

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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New Iron

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!

9 comments:

ButterZ said...

Oh well a few nice new gifts & shopping make us all feel good.....

Julierose said...

Hope your hand didn't get hurt;000...
I love how your Christmas quilt came out...that is a real beauty...

Funny about ironing--I used to do all of my Mom's and Grand-mere's ironing as I loved
doing it: the hot steam, the smell of clean pillowcases as the hot iron hissed over them...
and any pre-starched and rolled from the fridge pieces--just delightful;)))
it was very soothing and satisfying to see the finished products....

I am presently on the look out for a new ironing board as mine creaks and groans..ugh..I need a real stable one...and a new iron with a metal soleplate...I don't like the ceramic ones much....

Anyway...thank you for bringing back those memories for me;))) hugs for a happy weekend...
Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

yes they do always say things happen in threes and sometimes it truly does. What a neat idea to stuff things in a jar!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful finish Jenny and I love that jar idea! What a pretty rose and so special as well xx

Tired Teacher said...

The deep rose border complements the quilt blocks perfectly, and the quilt is stunning. So nice to see the blooms on your patio.

Judith nb Serena said...

Lovely finished quilt. I managed to finish the second of the crocheted blankets I've been making for my two granddaughters, just in time to take home with me next Tuesday. I also like roses though I'm not a gardener. Looking forward to your next project.
Judith nb Serena

loulee said...

Love the finished quilt.
What a great gifting idea, I'll have to try and remember the jar idea.

Janice said...

The quilt really has turned out beautifully. A great way to use the gift fabrics. The pattern showcases them nicely without being too Christmassy. Enjoy your new iron. Mine started spitting muck onto my ironing yesterday. Time for a good descale I think. I hope nothing else needs replacing anytime soon.

White Rose said...

Hi Jenny wow i love your xmas quilt ,what beautiful work.
Oh what a pretty rose,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx