This month, I managed to make an ornament out of a round crazy quilt block I pieced and finished embellishing in October of last year.
I apologize. It is really difficult to photograph the white stitches so they will show up.
Sewing is not my strong point. My ornament did not turn out as round as I had hoped.
This ornament will be a gift and I wanted to dress it up a bit. It was the perfect opportunity to try out this beaded edging tutorial that Pamela shared on her blog, Hokkaido Kudasai. It took me a while, but I really enjoyed the process. (Thank you for the great tutorial, Pamela!)
I used light blue and clear size 10/0 seed beads on the ornament. In my opinion, the edges looked so much better with the beads. It appeared a bit more circular, too. On a Christmas tree, I imagine the beads will catch the lights and shimmer.
There has been a bit of progress on my Winter/Christmas wall quilt over the past two months, but not much. I am s-l-o-w at embroidering snowflakes and fear I bored with it quite quickly. I think I will aim for at least one flake a day next month and see if that speeds things up! (You may see more photos of these round robin blocks in this post.)
My mind tends to blank with ideas (or I feel the ideas I have will not work well due to their location on the block), so my progress has been slow. I do hope to have the embroidery completed by next month's post, though. I believe the cross-stitched Santa is from Alma Lynne's Country Cross-Stitch. I liked the angles I cut the Santa fabric with when I pieced the stocking, but now I am wishing I had gone for a rectangle that could have easily been framed. I have a few ideas I may try this month to take care of the large open space on the left.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I do hope you will visit the 1 Xmas Item a Month blog to see what the other elves have accomplished.