I am thinking about teaching a mini workshop in crazy quilting for my guild in Calgary and was asked if there was something we could do in the way of a Christmas ornament. Well, I knew I had made some in the past so I went looking and found these photos. I had forgotten all about these since they were all given away. Of course, I have no cq ornaments on my own tree! lol It is certainly fun to look back at what I was making five years ago. Wow - where did the time go? I didn't think I had been doing cq that long - time sure flies when you are in the throes of such a glorious obsession!
This one is pretty glitzy with the velvets and lame - quite rich looking. I do like the pine bough motif on the toe. The velvet in the middle was pre-embroidered in the gold when I bought it.
This little mitt was done in cottons. The date on here is how I knew how long ago I made this and how long I have been cq'ing.
Apparently I made this one for Flora - I wonder if she still has it? Even back then I was putting on the spider web and spider as a traditional wish for luck.
Another little stocking - this one a mix of cottons and fancy fabrics. I liked these pine boughs - here's another one. I wonder if I copied it from something Hideko did - it looks vaguely Japanese to me. I like the beaded feather stitch near the top.
Golds, silks and lame by the looks of it. Here`s a hint for anyone wanting to add lame to their cq project. Back it in iron on interfacing before you attempt to sew it - much easier! I learned that tip from my buddy, Barb Stuart, when I took a class from her years ago making a pieced log cabin Christmas tree skirt. Thanks Barb!
Oh-la-la! Look at the lace at the top! lol - nowadays I would likely have dyed that before using it. I do like the silk ribbon mistletoe motif on the toe though!
Another stocking - more cottons with some lame and moire. More pin boughs and mistletoe and another sad attempt at a SRE poinsettia. I must have just been starting to build my stash when I made these - it looks like the little gold hearts are the only charms I had!
Same old, same old! Something new on this one though - a mother of pearl button snowman! How cute is he? lol I sure wasn`t much for seam treatments back in the day - looks like I used trim whenever I could.
Well, thanks for joining me on this little trip down Memory Lane - I think I am inspired to make more of these now and keep them for myself! Or..... can you imagine them in miniature?