Wednesday 12 December 2012

A Christmas Finish

No, unfortunately not my Christmas quilt! Not yet anyway. I have run out of thread for the bobbin! Didn't occur to me to buy two reels! Clearly I had no idea just how much thread I was going to get through. It is so nearly done too, it's frustrating. I am also running out of the top thread but I am crossing my fingers I don't as I haven't found a source yet for that one out here! 

Given I couldn't get to the shop to purchase said thread I turned to another project I wanted to do as a Christmas gift. I haven't made coasters before but thought it an ideal gift for some neighbours. I almost completed these in one evening, so these in my mind are fab!

I used steam-a-seam to appliqué the trees and did the button hole on the machine to get it done quicker. A little machine quilting around the tree and some hand stitching to finish off. I do like to do a little bit of hand stitching, just two to finish off and job done!

I started a pair of socks as another gift for Christmas, but not sure that is going to happen now. Cannot believe it is less than 2 weeks now! 

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