Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Presents 2013

The gifts have all been given, so here's a quick post about the handmade gifts I made this year!

A handful of kitchen towels, made using this tutorial.

xmas presents 1

I made my own fabric covered buttons too!

xmas presents 2

A couple of scarves, one sewn and one knit.

xmas presents 3

xmas presents 4

And one block that never materialized into a finished gift! :)

xmas presents 5

Wishing you all a happy 2014!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Star Quilt

I did it! I finished this quilt before Christmas!

Christmas Star Quilt 1

I finished it several days ago, but the weather has been so overcast and gloomy lately on the days that I've been off work, I haven't wanted to take pictures. The only reason I was able to take photos today is because I'm home with a sick kid sleeping on the couch. I tricked the sun- it knew I wasn't supposed to be home today!

Christmas Star Quilt 2

Lots of straight line quilting, because I still keep talking myself out of free motion quilting on a "real" project. Those practice sandwiches are piling up though!

Christmas Star Quilt 3

Now it's back to the mad rush of finishing the handmade gifts I have planned! The list keeps getting "amended" each day we get closer to Christmas... Happy Holidays Everyone!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Quilts: Making Progress!

Which is a good thing, since Christmas is TWO WEEKS away. Yikes.

xmas wreath mini quilt 1

I finished this wreath block into a mini quilt and gave it to my mom as an early Christmas gift. The quilted circles gave it a modern feel that I hadn't intended, but I like it just the same!

xmas wreath mini quilt 2

You can find the pattern here.

And I'm quite close to finishing up my Christmas Star quilt.

Christmas Star Quilt_wip

I went with option A, if anyone's keeping track. ;) I hope to finish it up in the next day or two, otherwise I'll barely have time hang it up before Christmas has come and gone!