Saturday, 21 December 2013

Holy making Batman!

I'm afraid the shortest day, and not a second's respite from the rain, wind and clouds, and having to have the lights on all day* means shocking photos!

So as best as I could...

The individual Batman and Robin blocks measure up at 10", 3" of sashing and I did that reverse french seam edging so it looks like binding, sort-of, but no raw edges on the inside.

So the 'black' is Charcoal Sketch flannel, the background is Kona Aqua and the faces are some unknown off-white from a scrap bag, all from Simply Solids.

The back is a simple envelope in more of the flannel.  I added fusible fleece to the back of the blocks and then top stitched to keep it from going anywhere soon; so inside looking tidy, and fancy on the outside.


The girls snuck in-progress peeks, and the consensus was that there will be a happy boy opening this up on Christmas.  Result.

We had visitors and swapped pressies, ate chocolate biscuits and watched Christmas films, and I managed to get the remaining 7 table mats quilted - finishing them will be easy now after the miles of straight-lining.

My Brit Bee secret santa cushion cover arrived, (well I am assuming!), and has been popped under the tree for the big day, and hubby made an executive decision for Fish & Chips for tea.  I wore my lovely Christmas jumper too, and when I took it off, *the power went off for over an hour, I am not sure what to make of that!

So that's enough excitement for today, time for a Lemsip and the last of the choccy bics; phew. xxx

15 comments:

  1. Holy habedashery batman!! That rocks :-)

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  2. Holy Bat cushion! It's fantastic! My boiler broke down yesterday too - no heating or hot water! Boo! Jxo

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  3. I loved Batman, so I am glad to see he is a hit again. Your day sounds lovely. We have had sun and blue skies all day for the shortest day.

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  4. This is such fun, I think there will be an extremely happy boy on Christmas day.

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  5. We've had a few flickery lights here too, but there's just been a burst of raucous laughter out in the street, so someone's enjoying the wind and rain o.O

    Fab job on Batman and Robin anyway.

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  6. Fantastic! Chill out and bounce back for the big day :o)

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  7. Who knew the powers your stripping had!? If sweater removal=power outage, perhaps you better not take up burlesque.

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  8. Brilliant. There should be smiles all round then!

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  9. You can't beat a good batman and Robin. Do we get to see the Christmas jumper?

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  10. sounds like the best way to spend a cold wet and windy day to me x Have a great Christmas with the family .. then you will be ready for the rest and peace of the sewing room xx

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  11. Holy Batman indeed! Awesome! And sounds,like a fantastic day all round despite the leccie going off. Here's to a less blustery day, and feeling better xx my parcel is safely under the tree, it could be me!

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  12. They are fantastic!
    Thats the best way to spend days like yesterday, but without the power cut!

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  13. holey moley brilliant cushions. Beats the batman socks my sons got.
    Have a happy christmas and take it easy
    x

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  14. Hope O loved his cushion (and the girls managed to keep it a secret!!!) and hope you managed to keep power all yesterday! All the best for 2014, keep healthy please!!!!!

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