Saturday, October 22, 2016

Finish it off Friday - My Very Puffy Key Tray / Nancy's Halloween Giveaway

Eeek, I'm a little bit late, but ....

Yipee, I have a finish!


My Very Puffy Key Tray

I started making this Key Tray a couple of weeks ago, it took much longer than I thought to finish, but I did use double the wadding which made the quilting slow going! I used stab stitch, checking how the stitches looked on the back as I stitched each stitch .... I would have liked them to be neater!

Very Puffy Key Tray
This is the back .... and I don't think it looks too bad!

I used a tutorial a blogging friend recommended  which you can read about  

Basting My Very Puffy Key Tray
I used safety pins for basting ..... I'm sure they were curved when I bought
 them ..... but I think they've been used too much, as they aren't now!

Stitching round my template
I stitched around plastic templates I had made for
some other stitching project.

My Very Puffy Key Tray
Using DMC embroidery thread

and, yipee, it's in use!

Finished Very Puffy Key Tray

Hope you are having a great weekend, and that you have time to visit some of the other stitchers over at CRAZY MOM QUILTS -  "FINISH IT UP FRIDAY"*

* Please excuse me "shouting" but I am putting links in capitals so that my Mum knows where to "Click"!
(For those who haven't visited my blog before, my Mum is partially sighted.)



Have you seen that Nancy of  Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe has a great giveaway  .....  a collection of her wonderful threads .... just right for Halloween .... with names like Glowing Pumpkin, Sleepy Hollow Purple, Hallow's Eve Orange and Headless Horseman, to name but a few! There is still time to comment for a chance to win before Halloween ...... go on, what are you waiting for???

But don't forget to comment here first!

Barbara xxx


  1. That is a lovely finish and obviously fits it's intended us beautifully. Nancy always seems to have some giveaway on the go and this one is a beaut!

  2. I LOVE your little key tray. The puffiness makes it adorable.

  3. Your key tray is perfect. I like that it's puffy because when keys get tossed in it will absorb any sound.

  4. Your key tray is perfect. I like that it's puffy because when keys get tossed in it will absorb any sound.

  5. Your key tray is so sweet. Well done!

  6. What a great finish! It's perfect for keys.

  7. It turned out so gorgeous Barbara, good on you for having a finish to share!! PS I love the puffy look :-)

  8. That well padded key tray will certainly protect your furniture from scratch marks. it will look good anywhere you put it, too.

  9. I love the extra puffiness of it - it looks great. xx

  10. This little key tray is so sweet. Great idea, Barbara.

  11. What a great little key tray Barbara and your quilting looks fabulous! Christine x

  12. Nice little tray. I lke the "puffy". Nice finish.
    xx, Carol

  13. A perfect make, perfect for the keys!

  14. It's lovely, the hand quilting is so neat

  15. What a lovely puffy key tray you've made!

  16. That's a great key tray. If we had one here it would be the last place to look for keys because Hubby never puts anything in the allocated place! But as things are often in the last place you look then maybe it would work.
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  17. What a great idea! I'd never think to make a key tray. Well done.

  18. Love your puffy key tray - colors, quilting, everything!

  19. Perfect little key tray, love the colours,


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