Monday, December 31, 2012

Homemade Christmas Presents

Two of my sister-in-laws have baby granddaughters.  I made covers for small photo albums which they can use to show off my cute great-nieces.

I crazy quilted the fronts.  This album will hold Skylar's photos.

For the family gift exchange, I made a table runner and hot pads and purchased a small bowl and plate that coordinated with them.

I made a number of sets of hot pads, this is a pair I made for Jenny.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho

This is a new Santa wall hanging I using wool felt and cotton.

The background, Santa and tree are wool.  The applique is done by hand.  Santa's pompom and beard are a furry fabric.

Beads and gold rickrack trim the tree.  The night sky is sparkling with crystals.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Block Exchange

At the Millington Quilt Club Christmas meeting, we exchange 12.5 inch Christmas quilt blocks. I received two beautiful blocks in the exchange. In the first exchange, I was lucky to get this nativity scene appliqued by Vivian.

In the second exchange, I got another beautiful block, this one made by Sydney many triangles meeting perfectly!



Each year I make an extra block for myself. This is the paper pieced Santa I made for the exchange.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Oven Mitts

I made my friends oven mitts for Christmas.

Amy has a basset hound so I used some Christmas dog print in her mitt.
Linda likes ladybugs.  I had bought a cute fat quarter this summer with her in mind, so I used that in her oven mitt.

Last year in our Christmas gift exchange I received four coordinating fat quarters from Elaine.  I used them to make four more oven mitts for Cheryl, Pat, Elaine and Dena.

I practiced stippling on the last four mitts.  The pattern was altered as I went.  Of course every one's hand is a different size, so I probably still don't have a perfect pattern.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fabric Challenge

My friends and I had our second fabric challenge. We all received the same pieces of fabric and had to come up with a project using some or all of them.

This is the mini-table runner Elaine made.

Linda made a set of place mats.

Amy used some of her fabric to decorate some towels.

Dena made each of us a tissue holder.

Dena also decorated a kitchen towel for me. :)

Cheryl used a kitchen towel and the fabric to make an apron.

Pat made a Christmas quilt block.

I made a tea cozy for my teapot.

This is a top view and the pattern I used.

It was fun to see different projects made from the same fabric.