Monday, 30 January 2012

Monthly Make - a bit of stitching and quilting

I'm joining in The Felt Fairy's 'Monthly Make' challenge......I joined last year......but must admit I didn't last very long......so I'm determined to keep up this year.
And I'm not going to include cards or scrap pages.....it seems a bit like cheating......as I make those all the time.....so something different for my monthly make.
This month I fancied a bit of stitching.......I do like stitching.......and I've found I know more people who like to receive fabric gifts, than papercraft gifts.......it's just that it seems to need a lot more finding and sorting and preparing than papercrafts!!
I found some very old.......and very bright......fabric to make a set of tablemats......and as the fabrics have a leaf pattern....... I decided to quilt some leaves on black fabric as part of the mat.This was not the best idea I've ever had.....as every bit of fleck and thread shows on black.......but I'll know better next time!!!!  

22 comments:

Amy said...

I think it looks as though you have done a marvellous job Jacky - I know what you mean, I do like a fabric gift, they are quite special.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the quilting part of it best!
Rinda

Elizabeth said...

I love the bright colors, and the quilting looks great!

catherine said...

These are really beautiful and bright. I would like to have a go at quilting someday as it always looks fab
x catherine

Cheri said...

Excellent job Jacky - I'm sure the lucky recipient will love them!

Emily said...

These are fabulous Jacky!!! I love the colors and the quilting!!!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

OOOOhhh, Jacky! I LOVE these!!! Really, really cool. I didn't know you could stitch like that. I want to see more! :o)

Karen said...

What lovely bright colours Jacky. Love them against the black.

Debbie said...

These look fabulous Jacky, so bright and cheerful. Invisible thread is really good for quilting on black.

Kathyk said...

A fabulous and practical project - great work, Jacky

Kathyk

Sian said...

Beautiful! I know, I definitely felt like I was cheating last year because I ended up counting layouts. I'm hoping this year will be different too

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Lovely work Jacky...I love those bright, happy colours!
Susan x

Angelfish said...

I do love a rainbow, so these are right up my street Jacky. I love the leaf shape quilting, very impressive.
I've failed this month, unless making cakes counts!
Fiona xx

debs14 said...

Lovely work Jacky, you really have a talent there. Not easy to quilt in a leaf shape, I'm very impressed!

Sandra said...

This really is impressive I must say :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

the stitching is amazing! beautiful work!

Alison said...

Having just had a catch up after my non-internet days, yet again you amaze me Jackie..a card . a scrapbook page AND some (beautiful) stitching!
Alison xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

What a striking set of mats & so neatly stitched! Way to go you!! :)

Stephanie said...

This is why I love visiting your blog Jacky, I never know which one of your skills you'll be sharing - fabulous! x

hungryhippie said...

These really caught my eye...GORGEOUS! Well done.

Fiona said...

They are fabulous!

Karen said...

These are beautiful! And what fun colors to pull out when the winter skies are gray!