Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Monday

I am struggling to find time to keep up with my blog and to finish projects.  I am working on this.  I will continue to share as I will just be a very crazy year for my family.  I have two pretty stacks of fabric I will not touch until I finish several of my UFO's.  I must finish so I can play!

First up for Christmas my husband I made this quilt for our youngest daughter:

We did a disappearing Nine Patch with Riley Blake's "Apple of my Eye" fabrics.

I have made really good progress on the "Every Which Way" Quilt. This was the quilt I flew solo on for Christmas.  It is a Gigi's Quilt pattern.  It is supposed too be a much smaller quilt and I altered the design just a tiny bit to allow it to be twin sized (omitting two strips and 2 small squares from each block). It should be finished for my oldest son soon.  Here is a peak at it pre-top stitching (which I am free-motion stitching currently).  It insane for me to be free motion quilting a twin quilt on a regular sewing machine!  I do not think it is something I will do in the future.

The third quilt my husband has been working solo on and is really proud of. I picked the pattern and fabrics and he took it and ran.  

It is the Swoon pattern with Gypsy Girl Fabrics for my oldest daughter.  I am not sure how long it will take my husband to complete or if he will ask for my help.  He has made 3 blocks thus far.

I made up a little pillow for my niece who is going to Major in English in college.  I used Fresh Lemon Quilts Autumn Star Tutorial.

I love the fabric I had for the back.  I need to order more!  

For Christmas I also made some ornaments from paper with my children. I found the tutorial for these on Pinterest. 

I made pretty tea bag holders with some scrapping supplies I had in my craft cabinet for my grandmother's package.