All I seem to show on here at the moment are Christmas projects, which probably gives you the impression that I am ready and raring for Christmas and loving the festive period. Nothing could be further from the truth - I haven't bought a single present, I've not written even one card, and yet despite being so behind in my preparations I have found time to make a couple more Christmas projects.
First up is this table runner. I worked on this at the weekend with some friends. This star had originally been a cushion made from orange colours and I think it was called "Tropical Star". (I forget from which magazine). It was a lovely cushion but we decided to jazz it up and to turn it into a festive table runner. I am so pleased with it. It's definitely all about the fabric and I love the richness of the purple and red here. I quilted some of the key shapes in gold thread to make it even more glitzy. I already had a nice Christmas table runner which I made last year, but it has already had to be replaced with this one. Maybe they will appear alternate Christmases.
I'm really beginning to enjoy foundation piecing and I want to have a go at designing a pattern of my own next year. You get such lovely points and you can't really go wrong because the numbers tell you what to do.
The second project my sister-in-law has requested I make for her mother-in-law (still with me?) In typical fashion I am helping other people with their Christmas gifts instead of my own. She wanted an elephant iPad case and I had some lovely scraps from Christopher's baby quilt. It was nice for me to use up these bits of fabric and create a pretty gift in the process. I think it will make a nice gift. If not, I'll just have to keep it for myself.
I hope your Christmas preparation is going well.