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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Sewing

Hope you all had a great Christmas, we had a very relaxing day and since then ive spent a couple of quiet days doing some sewing.  Ive got a new quilt in mind and made up some blocks...


 they are quite addictive... Im trying to achieve a vintagey looking quilt with it, not sure whether ive done that , im having fun making it anyway...
great tutorial for this block here


I sewed up a quick top with 5" vintage sheet squares - i just wanna use up some of the fabric ive got!

and i made a pile of these as Christmas presents...

(teatowels by the way!)


at least they are practical!


 Hope you are enjoying your Christmas break
and Happy New Year!


16 comments:

Raine and Sage said...

Merry Christmas Melissa - what a happy family shot with the kids. Definitely see a vintage vibe in those quilts - gorgey teatowels too!

Maree: said...

Your Tea Towels are Gorgeous and Love the look of your Quilt..
cheers

bec said...

Good to see you again! Love the quilt tops, and tea towels- too pretty to use! Hope you had a good Christmas, and here's to more creativity in 2012

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love popping over here for a visit. You always have awesome things to show us. Love your X&+ blocks!! Cool mix of fabrics. Your vintage sheet quilt is so pretty and I Love your tea towels, what super special gifts. I'm waving my arms in the air too, it's like a bloggy mexican wave.

Marg said...

Love the X and + blocks. I haven't really taken to them until now, but yours are beautiful.
The tea towels are really lovely too, and what a great way to use up some of your vintage sheets. Very pretty.
Love the happy kids pic. I'll follow Rachael with my arms up in the air too to keep the Mexican Wave going.

Megan said...

Looks like you had a fabbo day Melissa!! Your cross quilt looks amazing...is there a tutorial for that somewhere on the www?? Pass on my xmas wishes to Kirsty and her family also!!

Jules said...

Love love love those tea towels! I've already saved a link to this post so I can use them as inspiration for next year! Can't believe I'm thinking about next Christmas on the 28th Dec!

Frugal Down Under said...

Prettiest tea towels I have EVER seen!!!! They would be a hit at your market stall in 2012!

kirsty@shoproomstudio said...

I LOVE those t-towels too and they look fantastic in my kitchen! thank you so much. looks like you are having fun in your sewing room. gorgeous patchwork.

x

the textured leaf said...

Ooooh I knew if I came over to visit youd be doing something wonderful!
Love, love, love the quilts...
and everything else you make, x

Bayside Rose said...

Tea Towels and quilts are amazing! Lovely happy family photo there. xx

Bungalowgirl said...

The tea towels are GORGEOUS and who can not love vintage sheet quilts. melx

Eileen {bluebirdluxe} said...

Your quilts and tea towels are so Gorgeous! My gosh! Melissa, Happy New Year!! :) I'm looking forward to seeing all of your new lovelies for 2012! :) x

Catherine said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you Melissa:) Your vintage quilt top is very pretty with all of the purple fabrics you've used I know that both of my girls would love that quilt. Your teatowels are gorgeous too what lucky gift recipients. I hope you are enjoying your holidays and had a great start to the new year. xx

Jules said...

Melissa, Just wanted to pop by and say that I've nominated your blog for a Liebster Blog Award! You can see more details on my latest post
Jules (www.theawkwardniche.co.uk)

Crafted by Carly said...

Hi Melissa,
I've just stumbled upon your blog - and what a super, colourful place it is! I love it!!! Your makes are gorgeous - you use such beautiful, bright colours!!!
I'll be back for another visit again soon.....
Carly
x