Friday, December 25, 2009

Handmade Christmas

For our Craft Fair at church, I decided to make these cute fleece scarves, but they didn't really sell well. I had already decided to give them to friends and family for Christmas if they didn't sell and that's just what happened.

Then I made these for the women in my family. Each one is quilted with colors in her kitchen. I got the different patterns here. This was my first time to attempt free motion quilting. I hated doing potholders. It was just too small scale I think. I just did the binding on the machine instead of by hand. Much easier, but it doesn't look great!

All we could get Grandpa to say that he wanted for Christmas was a pie, so we decided to make him and Pop a plate with D's handprints on them. Ben designed the plates and we both painted them. I think they turned out great!!!

I made Nana a quilt. She said the only way she was going to get one was if she had a baby. What a surprise!!

It was my first attempt to free motion quilt on a quilt. It was a lot of fun and went much faster than the other ways I've quilted before. I think it turned out pretty good for the most part. It measured 48 x 64 and was designed by me--spools and pinwheels--my mom's favorites.

Aunt L graduated from A&M in December. How exciting!! That deserves a quilt too. Free motion as well. It measured 50 x 60 and is a disappearing 9 patch.

Here are both of the quilts stacked and folded. Love them!!


Abby said...

Whoop! Loving the Aggie quilt! ; ) Everything looks so great! You did a great job getting so many handmade things ready for Christmas! Hope you and your family have a Merry one!

Anonymous said...

love the plates and quilts, your so crafy. we just got a cricket and still have to learn how to use it.

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