Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Now is the Time to Show Gifts I Made for Christmas

Since Christmas has come and gone I can now post more of the gifts that I made for family and friends.  Every year I have to wait until the gifts are opened before I can show more of my sewing.  This year was a mug rug Christmas.  I made so many that I lost count of them all.  I even made one for me but I forgot to take a picture of it.  I guess I will have to do that soon.

This is a cushion cover I made for Lynda using the Pineapple Log Cabin block.
The beige strips and the backing are all about post cards.  She is in a group called Post-crossing where you send post cards to other members of the group, so I thought this fabric would be a hit and it was.

Mug Rugs for Maria.
I used a pattern from Craftsy but changed it and put applique for the word Sew.
She collects miniature shoes so I added one to the second rug.

Mug Rugs for Joyce.
Joyce's home has many outdoor bird feeders with blue jays visiting so I made a blue bird with a bird house for her second rug.

These were given to my sister and her husband
in California.
More Mug Rugs for special people. 
My daughter has an orange cat and my
son and his girl friend have a black cat.

These are really cute coasters for the guys on my list.

Christmas Pure and Simple

I started this wall hanging in the summer but only finished it now because I hate panels.  I don't know why I buy them except that they make great quilted wall hangings. 
I had an old wall hanging with the nativity scene that I had for about 20 years and decided that it was time for a new one.  
I had it quilted by a local long arm quilter because I couldn't decide how I would do it let alone manage the size of it.
I left off the outer border because it would be too large for the wall it would go on.  I am happy with it even without the extra border.

Snow Days

My son asked me to make him a wall hanging and we came up with this one.  I started this one back in April and finally got it finished now.  One of his grandfathers was a railroader so possibly that was why he was attracted to this panel.
I had this one quilted by a long arm quilter and she quilted snow flakes on it.
It wasn't a Christmas gift but it was a good time to finally get it finished.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great job. Thanks for keeping me interested in quilting. Now that I am retired I should have more time to spend trying to lean the different skills. Joanne