Saturday, 31 December 2011

Group Christmas Lunch

I can now share with you the teapot cosy I made for my group's (Connected Quilters) Christmas lunch "Kris Kringle". There were a lot of steps but it wasn't hard to make. The pattern is "Afternoon Tea Party" by Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs.

We had a nice bunch of gifts, crowned by Colleen's masterpiece Christmas tree made from fabric and decorated with sweets, a lovely lunch and lots of laughs.

Lisa, our host and the collector in our group, had recently found a magnificent lounge suite and my newly finished snowball quilt looked great photographed on it.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Treats

I saw these little mini Christmas puddings on another blog (Wendy's) and made my own version. Aren't they cute? We are having our quilting group's get together today for lunch. The puddings are made from Dark Chocolate Royals biscuits, royal icing, Jaffas and sliced green "musk" sticks. *Another version I have seen uses red M and Ms and snipped mint leaves with white choc melts instead of icing.

I aslo made a fruit cake for each of my friends from a recipe gleaned from the Glen Innes CWA or Anglican Church catering ladies (many of whom are, or were, one and the same!). They are steamed in "soup" tins, not baked.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Snowballs Quilt all finished!

The day has finally come ... I have completed my son's Snowballs Quilt. I re-basted the quilt and changed from invisible to cotton thread and voila the machine quilting worked and stayed flat without puckers. The Kaffe Fassett fabrics and design are just so lovely and he will like it a lot I'm sure.