Friday, December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Just before the big day, I decided to pull out my favorite Christmas scraps and see what I could do. I made a couple baby quilts last year from the fabric and then saw a couple matching prints after the holiday on sale so I bought a little hoping I might figure something out. It took  some  think time but I did not want to compromise the big pattern on the fabric. I wanted to see how fun it was. So, along with the scraps and the few big pieces I had I came up with this one and I just love it! I love the fabrics and it is just happy! I finished it a day or two before the holiday so it did not get used and my husband thinks I should sell it in a craft show. Hmmm.

The back is a nice bright green and red! Happy! I quilted the strips with a beautiful grey thread that came out almost invisible. I was going for the silver tinsel look but I love the way it came out. The red skinny strips are done in red.
My daughter wanted some bags for the baby. Her in-laws are an hour away and they often stay the night with them and she was looking for some travel bags. I forgot to snap a picture so she sent me one and the bags are already full. there is a drawstring bag laying down. They turned out so cute.
And finally. My family is encouraging me to do a craft show in the spring and sell some of the many quilts I have hanging around here. So, My middle daughter found this in an antique place and she sanded it and stained it. It should hold several quilts for display. No excuses now.
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Friday, December 19, 2014

Ho Ho Ho

 I found the best tutorial on these little tissue holders here and I went a little crazy. I made 34 of them!
My team had a small breakfast for the teachers that work with our kids and I made enough for everyone to have one. I was up until 11 the night before so just the remaining few got the picture. It is fun and very addicting. I know I need some more.
 It has been quite awhile since the last post so I have done some machine quilting and here they are. I really need a way to get better pictures.

 I made two more sets like these but they are wrapped and under the tree. Those pictures will come after Christmas. These below are for my two team mates at school.

There are a million things to do in less than a week. Ready, Set, Go!
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