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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Applique Banner

My first time trying out some applique.

I used some little Christmas bauble designs and appliqued them by hand onto some lace coasters. At first I wasn't really sure how to finish them off.  I didn't want to use them as coasters, so instead I came up with the idea of a banner to display at Christmas.  I joined them with some red ribbon, added a piece of ricrac as a hanger at the top and a jingle bell down the bottom.  A couple of red beads added to each coaster piece for a bit more colour.  Quite a fun little project.


If there are any Western Australian quilters or stitch fanatics out there reading my blog that may be interested in some get together's with other quilting/stitching buddies from around WA, then please head on over to Anthea's blog and put your name down.  This is a way for us West Aussies, who happen to live in the most isolated City in the world, to join each other on little adventure days to Quilt/Craft shows, retreats or just for a coffee every now and then so we can chat about our favourite pastime and go shopping for more stash.  Sounds like soo much fun and I'm soo excited that Anthea has come up with the idea.  So please go and visit.

Click on flag to take you to the sign up page

Until next time, happy stitching/quilting
Lisa

14 comments:

Rhona said...

What a great idea...your banner looks fantastic!

Vickie said...

What a great idea! Your banner is fabulous.

Mii Stitch said...

Great banner Lisa! Your home will be nicely decorated for next Christmas.

Angela P said...

Beautiful finish Lisa :)

butterfly said...

love your Christmas bell pull.
You really have the sewing bug so sending you many hugs.

Carol said...

Such a pretty and creative finish, Lisa! I hope you get a good turnout for your get-together :)

Shebafudge said...

What a cute little finish! Love it!

shez said...

It is an awesome idea of Anthea's,have fun.xx

Anthea said...

Great going with your sewing Lisa - what a great Christmas item!
Thanks for giving some space to the Perth/WA group, I hope we will be able to grow to a good number, but I am sure it will be slowly slowly... x

Annette-California said...

Beautiful banner! Love your idea.
love Annette

Peggy Lee said...

How creative!

Mmanka said...

Great idea! Your banner is fabulous.

diamondc said...

Lisa: I love what you havew done lovely finish.

Catherine

Andrea said...

Your applique looks great as a banner finish.