January 05, 2023

TGIFF - Lego Ornament

Welcome to the first TGIFF of 2023! I hope you've had a fabulous start to your year 😊 

A quick announcement before we get into the party. If you've been wanting to sew blocks with curved seams, but you're a little intimidated by them, join me for the Conquering Curves workshop on January 21st. I promise curved seams aren't as scary as they look!
Conquering Curves workshop | DevotedQuilter.com
In this 2 1/2 hour workshop, we'll use my Noodles pattern (included in your registration) to sew gently curved blocks. I'll share my tips and tricks for pucker-free curves, which you'll also able to use for any other curved blocks you'd like to make.

Make 2023 the year you conquer those curved seams!

Register for the workshop now!

I have a very small finish to share today, but I also need to share this artwork Nathan gave me for Christmas, to put in my sewing room.
Nathan's artwork | DevotedQuilter.com
I love that he added a picture of the Medallion Magic quilt that hangs in our living room, which he reminds me every now and then is still his favourite of all the quilts I've made. Here's a picture of Medallion Magic, so you can see what a great job he did on his version.
Medallion Magic quilt pattern | DevotedQuilter.com
The Medallion Magic pattern is available in my shop!
Handmade gifts really are the best!

And now for my finish. When Aiden was born, I decided to make him an ornament every year for Christmas, with the design reflecting some interest of his through the year. As his brothers came along, I made ornaments for them, too. The plan was always to continue until they finished high school, so Aiden's and Zachary's ornament collections are finished. As I discovered last month, making just one ornament is a lot faster than making three!

I searched and searched for a cross stitch pattern for Lego blocks that would be small enough to fit on an ornament for Nathan, but couldn't find one. Instead, I used a clip art image, coloured it with crayons, and then embroidered the outline. I really love how it turned out!
Lego ornament | DevotedQuilter.com
Last year I made different ornaments using crayons and wrote a full tutorial for the process. I also have a tutorial for how I assemble these ornaments.

I still have a couple of WIPS-B-GONE finishes to share, but I haven't taken the time to get pictures of them yet, so they'll have to wait a little longer.

What have you finished recently? Link it up below so we can celebrate together. Don't forget to visit a few of the other links to celebrate their finishes, too!

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  1. Nathan's artwork gift to you is fantastic, and I love how he personalized it for you (with his favorite quilt, no less). What a wonderful and perfect gift! The lego ornament is fun and looks perfect. Thank you so much for hosting TGIFF this week!

  2. How sweet to add his favorite quilt into his drawing! Lovely Lego ornament, thanks for the tuto, and the TGIFF link party ;)

  3. That ornament is amazing!
    but Nathans Artwork steals the show!! What talent... and smarts haha!!!

  4. I love how Nathan took the "I can just make that myself!" attitude crafters are known for, and made a personalized gift to treasure! Crayons on fabric may be a new technique I try this year. Thank you for the linkup party!

  5. The gift from Nathan is perfect! What a talent!! The Lego ornament is really cute!!

  6. I love Nathan's work of art and all of yours in this post. He did a fabulous job with the medallion quilt, and I am glad you showed it to us...it is gorgeous. Love the lego ornament - perfect!

  7. Amazing artwork. The Lego ornament is awesome. Well done.

  8. I absolutely adore the sign Nathan made for you. It's so well done, and simply too perfect for you. Yes, his drawn rendition of your medallion quilt is spectacular! He's got skills! And the Lego ornament you make for Nathan is good too. Love that you did a combo of coloring and stitching. I've done that in the past, using Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, and that worked great. Unfortunately, the pieces I colored and hand embroidered made into a small quilt suitable for a girl. Then there was me, with four grandsons. Hoping someone, after I'm gone, will find a home for it. Some day, when Nathan has his own tree, he will surely appreciate all the ornaments you've made for him.


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