Two not quite finished finishes!

I finished the four stars from Kim Diehl's book "Simple Christmas Tidings"..
 
They are slightly addictive and I have more pieces cut out in different colours.  In the meantime the kids put up our Christmas tree, honesty there is not a spare branch on in it for another ornament!

I just need to add some perle cotton for hanging them...somewhere!



 
I finished this mini Dresden in reproduction fabrics some time ago.  Which I love on the linen.
I even hand quilted the top!

But I am not in love with the side join.  Hence it has not been on public display.  However recently I saw a pin cushion in this design with ruched sides.  So a new ruched side for this mini pillow/giant pincushion is on my "to do" list, after Christmas, while I am on holidays.

 Not in linen mind.  I have never heard of ruched linen.  But then again I have never ruched anything - gathered yes, but ruched no, so I am happy to be told different!
So there you go, two not quite finished projects!  I am running out of things to show you, must be time for a new project.  Oh that's right I am going on holidays soon....new projects started (not finished) are guaranteed!
Happy quilting Sue.


3 comments:

  1. The stars are very cute. You say they are tree toppers? How do they attach?
    It is a pretty dresden. How large is it? (Aren't I the inquisitive one today?)
    I have never tried ruching, either. I will be curious about your experience.

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  2. Delightful stars. I'm sure the kids had fun decorating the tree. I like the idea of your pincushion as a great shape to highlight the vintage looking block. It will be fun to see what you try next.

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  3. Love those little stars Sue. Your dresden pincushion looks great. Just hide the side that you don't like.

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