Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nurse Tote Bag

For Christmas, I made my favorite RN a tote bag.  My niece, Kristin, is a hospice nurse.    I used a panel with nurse saying in the patchwork. 
The front of the back has a pocket with a magnetic snap.
This is the back.
 The inside of the bag has multiple pockets and a zippered section.


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Mug Rugs with Crayon Embroidery

For Christmas, I made my daughters rug mugs with crayon embroidery. Jenny's has a hedgehog holding flowers.

Angela's mug rug has a bunny sledding in a teacup.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Penguin Mug Rugs and Hot Pads

I used some of the penguin fabric in my last post to make mug rugs for Christmas presents for my friends.

I also made penguin hot pads for a Secret Pal at TOPS and myself.

We exchanged 12.5 Christmas blocks at the Millington Quilt Club Christmas party yesterday.  I received two beautiful blocks.
Faith made this one with cardinals in the center block. 

Tammy made this pretty block.

The blocks are signed and dated.  I usually make an extra block each year....I have 15 blocks.  Eventually, I will have enough blocks to make a Christmas quilt.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Penguin Table Runner

I found some cute penguin fabric on Equilter and have been using it in projects.  I made myself a table runner for the holidays.

The trees in the center were paper pieced.
Candy cane fabric was used for the backing.

I made a trivet to coordinate with the table runner.  My peppermint candies didn't turn out as round as I would have liked, better luck next time :)

More of the penguin fabric was used in the trivet backing.


Friday, December 6, 2013

Ribbon Christmas Tree Pins

I purchased a Ribbon Christmas Tree Pin at a Craft Show in Frankemuth and used it as a pattern to make a few for small Christmas gifts and package decorations.

I only had two sizes of ribbon.  The pin I purchased had three sizes, if I make these again next year I will look for another size ribbon to make the tree fuller.