Monday, 3 December 2012




I couldn't resist trying to make the quilted Christmas Ball. There was no sewing, so it was tempting, using pins and fabric and ribbon.  I had first seen a tutorial online at Nateshka's blog, where she has also written the instructions in English.   I did have to make a little adjustment since I added a little stitched design in the front but it was quite simple and lots of fun!!  Using up the small bits of fabric I had in my stash as well was beneficial.   Sorry the pic is a bit fuzzy.  Happy Day everyone!!  :)  Also if you have time, please go to Richard's  blog and read what he says about Christmas and his pictures are wonderful too!!  :)

18 comments:

  1. wow..that is a lovely finish Anne..

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  2. Thank you so much Nima! I really enjoyed this craft and decided I may just have to do some for next year!! :) Have you made them before? I know you love to quilt! :)

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  3. hooooo great =)
    I saw Nastenka balls and already found them superb, but with a stitching in the middle it's very lovely
    congrats sweetie
    very well done
    big hugs
    xxxx

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    1. Thanks Valma! Yes, I agree Nastenka's Christmas ornaments are beautiful, that is what tempted me to try. She did a lovely job of showing how to do it in the tutorial as well. :)

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    1. Thanks Mii! I truly enjoyed making this! More will be fun too! :)

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  5. That's quite lovely. I love the quilted balls but I had no success in making one.

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    1. Thanks Kate! Nastenka has such a good tut, maybe you will try again!! :) Love to see it!

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  6. What a clever idea. Super-cute design too. You did a great job on it.

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    1. Thanks very much Annie! I really did enjoy it, and the stitching although a little large (as wasn't sure of how large I could stitch) still seemed to fit okay! Next time possibly a touch smaller in the stitching. :)

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  7. Oh Anne, thanks for mentioning my blog. www.myoldhistorichouse.blogspot.com I have been away from the blog all summer, this is my first attempt back. Glad you liked it and thanks for the shout out. Merry Christmas! Richard

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  8. Glad to have you back, even though I just found you only a short time ago. :)

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  9. Your ball is lovely! And the idea of combining it with stitching is wonderful!

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  10. Thank you so much Nastenka!! It was your inspiration that I am so grateful for, since if I had not seen your beautiful Quilted Christmas Ball with your tutorial, I wouldn't have tried it!! Amazing how time goes by and we learn new things. Merry Christmas !! :)

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  11. Hello

    Your ornament is lovely!
    You have some lovely work on your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your coming to visit. It was fun to do this quilted Christmas ball and am trying a couple others soon! :)

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  12. I love it, it turned out very cute!

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  13. Thank you very much Faith! I am attempting two more, even though I'm finished for Christmas, since they are really fun to complete! :)

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