Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Perfect Pair

I finished the Christmas Express Train using a pattern purchased from this year's PIQF. This was my first time making applique with Roxanne's Temporary basting glue. This makes the entire process go so much faster, and it eliminates the need to first trace the pattern onto the backing. Also, I did not have to pin the pieces down one at a time.

These two reminds me of a perfect couple I know.

I hand appliqued the motif and hand stitched around it. This wall hanging was mostly made with scrap fabrics. Scrap fabrics are perfect for applique projects. You just never know when you may need that tiny little square of blue, green, or whatever color the pattern calls for. The candy cane fabric was from my LQS; so perfect for the holiday.

I hope the recipients enjoy it for years to come! Who says holiday prints are only for displaying during the holidays!?

I made the cutest baby booties using Ysolda's Tiny Shoes pattern for a two-month old baby. These little shoes are being blocked; more photos on that soon!


Maryse said...

How pretty is that! And you're knitting again yeah! Have a great day!

Liz said...

Wow, this quilt is so cute!! I love the little mouses!

LynCC said...

Such cute mice! This will be a terrific quilt. :D

Patti said...

That is just the cutest thing!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Oh, this is so cute! Who doesn't love mice and on a little quilt - perfect!

Christine said...


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