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Round and Round…

Another Christmas present made its way to its new home yesterday so now I can add another finish to my OPAM list for December…Circles Tablemat…

The "top" side

The "under" side

Based on a Moda Bakeshop recipe…I say based because as usual I didn’t follow the plan exactly…I’ve decided I’m pathalogically unable to follow a pattern to the letter…ah, they are just guidelines surely…

So, the recipe called for a layer cake and a backing fabric…I used a charm pack instead, City Weekend by Liesel Gibson for Oliver + S for Moda and instead of a constant backing fabric simply used two charm squares for each circle so that the mat is sort of reversible…the recipe had the circles laid out into a kind of rectangular arrangement but I wanted something more circular as the table it is intended for is a round table…

Another pressie delivered and another finish to OPAM 2010…

Happy Stitching…

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A December Finish for OPAM…

Now that Christmas is done and the presents are distributed (almost) I can reveal finishes for December…the Pure range by Moda table mat…

…(sorry about the totally crappy photo…it was a quick snap with the phone to send a “yay done” MMS and then about 30kms into the 70km trip down to the recipient’s house I remembered I had wrapped and not taken a proper photo -phooey! – I didn’t have the camera with me to do anything about it either, so this has to do…I also forget to measure it so that I knew the dimensions for future reference…all in all I failed miserably in the follow-up department…oh well…

I continually over-thought the quilting portion of the exercise and finally just went simple with a 1″ straight line grid and a couple of straight lines around the border…worked just fine…the binding used up the third cut of the charm pack (well, almost, I do have some rectangles left that are joining their friends in the scrap box)…I like scrappy bindings…

So another finish for OPAM….the list just grew a whole lot longer for December as I can now add my presents to Marica in the Chookyblue SCCS swap as well…the month isn’t over yet so it may get a little longer yet…

The wind is howling outside and it is non too warm to boot so outside garden work has been once again put on hold, darn shame, may just have to retire to the sewing room for the afternoon…*vbg*

Happy Stitching…

July OPAM – Tick!

I know..it’s only the 2nd but hey, I’m nothing if not inconsistent *LOL*

Ta dah!

The table runner I started back in February for my SIL’s birthday in January is done, done, done…well, except I haven’t given it a little bath yet.  It’s not really the weather for washing quilty stuff, it would take an age to dry so that bit will wait until the weather is a bit more clement.  And the light is a bit crook for taking pics, so hard to get the colours to come out right.  Oh well, it is winter after all.

That’s July’s OPAM finish ticked off…now the focus Must Be on getting A Gardener’s Journal on track for the Stitch-A-Long.

And, since it is July that means that it is time for the Daylesford Craft Experience…Wahoo!!!…so looking forward to playing at this event tomorrow…it is going to be fun.  See ya there T and R 🙂

Enjoy your Friday.

Happy sewing…

March OPAM Finishes…

OMG!  How did this happen…it is the end of March already.  My brain is so slow to catch up at times and that little fact just hit me in the face like a wet fish so here are my OPAM finishes for the month:

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1.  Bush Creatures quilt****2.  Dragonfly Lagoon wallhanging****3.  Beautiful Birds table runner

Happy Sewing…