Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Few Days Off

I have four days off work this week with lots of plans to prep things ready for xmas and other swaps. Instead I find myself playing with a new pattern I bought recently when Shez and I went to The Christmas Beetle Xmas in July workshop. We had a few stops along the way, and one of our favorites (well they were all favorites) was Meg and Mog Patchwork.
I bought this lovely Crabapple Hill pattern "Deck the Halls". It involves a little coloring with crayons, which I havn't done before. I'm sure it can't be any harder than kindergarten lol.  So yesterday I  cut out and traced the top and bottom border - sorry hard to see in the photo, but it says "Deck the Halls with boughs of holly, etc" and is a mere 64" long.  The fabric I bought, of course, wasn't wide enough, so as I didn't want a join in the middle I ended up with a creamy patterned quilt back.  I'll show you more when I get started.

I did buy a couple of other lovely patterns from Meg and Mog -

This one is a Birdbrain Designs pattern and of course being snowmen I couldn't leave it there. The pattern is for 12 xmas decorations, but there is a free pattern to download if I decided to make it into a quilt instead.
Bit of a xmas theme happening here (as usual), but couldn't resist this one either. I'll show you my fabric purchases another time. Cheryl

14 comments:

shez said...

you bought such lovely patterns Cheryl and i loved everything at Meg and Mog,lol,if i win tattslotto i know where i am heading,lol,thanks for introducing me to some new shops Cheryl,and enjoy your stitching my friend.xx

Cheryl (aka Kayly) said...

I failed Kindergarten colouring-in. Couldn't stay inside the lines. :-) Looks like this project is going to be a lovely Christmas decoration.

Christine M said...

Lovely patterns Cheryl. I'm sure you are going to enjoy stitching those.

Fiona said...

oh those are just gorgeous patterns... you will have such fun making them...
Hugz

marina said...

love all your new patterns Cheryl especailly the crabapple hill one. So much beautiful stitching to do in that one.

gracie said...

Great patterns. I bought some colored pencils to try the coloring/embroidery bit but haven't done anything with them yet....looking forward to seeing what yu do with yours!

Cheryll said...

Oh I loVe them all especially the last pattern...soooo cute! :)

Kim said...

I love that pattern Deck the Halls it came up on my Facebook page. Does Meg and Mog have an online shop? Have you tried colouring with pencils? Enjoy your 4 days off.

KERYN B said...

Love the last pattern. Can't wait to see what you get done with your four days off. Happy Sewing..

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh the frosties are gorgeous! Enjoy your time off xx

barb's creations said...

Lovely patterns Cheryl I can't wait to see how the crayon one turns out. Have fun sewing non-stop over your four day break :) Barb.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are lovely patterns...enjpy your days off...

maria said...

hi cheryl they are all beautifull. love them. will be great when they are finished

Karen said...

Gorgeous patterns, Cheryl. Deck The Halls will look lovely. Enjoy!