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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, DĂ©copatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

WOYWW #185a - Christmas Patchwork

Just HAD to share what we have been doing for our Christmas SWAP on the UKPC Yahoo Group. I'd seen a few patchwork or chaos wall hangings in 12x12 format on the "AllThingsTim" Yahoo Group and thought it would be a good idea to do one of our group.

As we are only a few in number at present I made it an 8x8 size and allotted different sized "patches" for each member to make a set of (one for each other member and themselves). I chose Red, Gold and Green as a colour theme but the design was up to each member.

I only just received the last piece this afternoon, but I made up the backing (handing part) last night so here is another shot of my work desk in a mess (how unusual for me - LOL).

And here is the finished wall hanging complete. The dangly bits came from various members in their packages too. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, and will treasure it and smile each year as I hang it up as part of my Christmas decorating.

Happy Christmas


Helen said...

Gorgeous! glad I came back for part 2. Helen, 3

Unknown said...

Fabulous piece of craftwork and what a treasure to have and be able to put out each year. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Andrea said...

What a lovely wall hanging thank you for coming back to share it and what a great idea too Andrea x#6

Kate said...

Lovely wall hanging, great swap idea.

** Kate **

Dawn said...

Wow BJ it looks gorgeous put together doesn't it. Thank-you for the idea sweetie, I really enjoyed making my squares for you all and doing the little parcels too, it really helped kick in some festive spirit. I'm praying I can find some time to put mine together and get it up on the wall!!
Huge hugs x x x x

MiniOwner said...

Me tooo couldn't resist a second visit ... and it was well worth the trip. Absolutely stunning!
Sue x (MiniOwner@45)

JoZart Designs said...

Oh, my! that is so cool and I bet you bring it out every Christmas.
here's the tree link ...

There is a picture to click on at the top RH sidebar of the waffleflower site.

Happy Christmas and hope you get to make some. They are so quick and easy.
Jo x

Sandi McLean said...

What a fabulous idea! It turned out wonderfully...a definite on my "do list"! Thanks for coming by my way. Have a lovely holiday. Hugs, Sandi 390

505whimsygirl said...


Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Kay #84

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh nice BJ, no wonder you're pleased. really good idea to keep a colour theme, it comes together so much the better for it!